Art, Agency and Activism

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Talk: - 'Rituals of the new – women, art and building at Edinburgh
College of Art, c. 1908' .
Three women students at Edinburgh College of Art in 1908. Archive photographs taken possibly by their drawing tutor. The symbolist content of the photographs is compared with other associated with Glasgow School of Art, particularly Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Cecile Walton. Art and social context in Scotland, identification of the women. Historical perceptions of female transgressive conduct in period.
Period4 Feb 2020
Held atPatrick Geddes Learning Centre, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Symbolism
  • women artists
  • history of art