On Thursday 30th January 2014, local art historian and curator Gwen Yarker is giving a lecture at Dorset County Museum on the watercolour paintings of Henry Joseph Moule.
Henry Joseph Moule produced several thousand paintings of the Dorset countryside, particularly around Dorchester. An antiquarian and author, he was first curator of the newly built Dorset County Museum. Thomas Hardy and Moule were close associates and through Moule’s paintings this lecture will illustrate the Dorset they both knew and loved.
Gwen Yarker has been a curator of art in national and regional museums. She has produced a large number of exhibitions featuring local artists, including two exploring the Dorset watercolours of Henry Moule. Most recently she curated the highly successful Georgian Faces exhibition at Dorset County Museum. Through an important curatorial grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Gwen is now researching a major exhibition on twentieth-century painters working in Dorset
The talk is FREE of charge but a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs. Doors open at 7.00pm and the talk will commence at 7.30pm. For further information please see www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or telephone 01305 262735.