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Visiting Lecture: Jann Haworth

Monday 22 Jan, 4:30am5:30pm
Monday 22 Jan, 4:30am5:30pm
Plymouth Arts Cinema
Arts University Plymouth, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
<p><strong><strong><strong>Monday 22 January 2024<br />4.30pm to 5.30pm<br />Plymouth Arts Cinema &amp; online</strong></strong></strong><br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Arts University Plymouth will host an exclusive online event featuring a conversation with Jann Haworth, the celebrated British-American pop artist and co-creator of The Beatles’ iconic 1967 album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with her then-husband and artist Peter Blake. Held on Monday 22 January 2024 from 4:30pm, online and in person at Plymouth Arts Cinema, this visiting lecturer talk event is part of the arts university’s Curriculum Enhancement event for students, Imagination &amp; Curiosity, taking place from Monday 22 January to Friday 2 February. The guest lecture is open to Arts University Plymouth students and staff, as well as alumni and members of the public, through Zoom and in person in Plymouth Arts Cinema. Jann Haworth's talk is co-sponsored by Micronomy, a new Plymouth-based organisation that provides micro solutions to empower and enable ideas, people and businesses to flourish. The event is free to attend.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Jann Haworth</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">American-born artist Jann Haworth, a pivotal figure in the pop art movement, helped pioneer soft sculpture as a medium that touted the artistic value of a traditionally feminine craft, while her peers in the British pop art movement were painting motifs from consumer culture. Haworth took up needle and thread to create donuts, cowboys and tablescapes, working in fabric alongside contemporaries such as Patty Mucha and Yayoi Kusama. </p> <p dir="ltr">Haworth’s work can be found in permanent collections within Tate Britain in London, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Sintra Museum of Modern Art de Belem, Lisbon and Le Delta Museum, Namur. Recent museum acquisitions include the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, mumok, Vienna, Moderna Museet Stockholm and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah. Her extensive portfolio celebrates her continuous engagement with feminist art and her role as a trailblazer in the field. This conversation delves into Jann Haworth’s illustrious career, her artistic process and her insights on the evolving landscape of contemporary art. <br /></p>

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