Virtual Lecture 18: Ernest Thesiger and the hidden history of needlework by men with Dr. Joseph McBrinn

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Ernest Thesiger and the hidden history of needlework by men

Lecturer: Dr. Joseph McBrinn
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 1PM Eastern
Registration: May 16-23, 2022 1PM Eastern

By bringing to light a fascinating range of surviving textiles by men in public collections and private hands and taking the English embroiderer Ernest Thesiger as a central case study, this talk will show that needlework by all sorts of men deserves to be rescued from obscurity and re-evaluated.

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Dr. Joseph McBrinn is an Irish art and design historian. He is Reader in Art and Design History at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University in Northern Ireland. He has published and lectured widely on Irish art and design history as well as on the intersecting histories of gender identity, sexuality and disability. He is currently writing a biography of the Irish painter and stained glass designer Evie Hone (1894-1955).

About the picture above: Ernest Thesiger at home seated in a chair which he upholstered with his own embroidery, 1930s.  Photo: University of Bristol/ArenaPal.”