EVENT14.10.2022 / 1.00pm2.00pm

Artist’s Talk: Aidan Moesby

Edward Lear Under the Weather

This talk explores Edward Lear’s relationship to the weather within his landscape works. Comparing the romanticism of Lear’s era to the climate criticality of the present day, Aidan Moesby considers our current relationship to the weather and how it impacts upon us emotionally.

About the artist

Aidan Moesby is a curator, artist and writer exploring civic and personal wellbeing through a body of work that is playful, intimate and questioning. He brings a nuanced and insightful approach to the emotional context of working with climate change and the deep inter-connectedness between the natural and social environments within modern life.

Moesby’s artistic practice includes both Disability Arts and mainstream representation particularly where art, health and technology intersect. He also works as a consultant within disability access and justice in the cultural sector for institutions such as Wellcome Collection, British Council and festivals including Abandon Normal Devices. In 2020 he was the first Disabled Curator in Residence at MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) as part of the Future Curators Programme.

Organised to coincide with Ikon’s exhibition Edward Lear: Moment to Moment which is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), The Finnis Scott Foundation and University of Oxford.

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Free, suggested donation £5

Please note that this event takes place in the galleries and seats are available on request.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

Image Credits
1. Aidan Moesby 2. Edward Lear, Karnak, 9:30 pm, 22 January 1867 (212) (1867) Watercolour with pen and black ink over graphite. Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup.


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Edward Lear 
Moment to Moment
Ikon’s exhibition is the first solely devoted to Lear’s sketches and landscape drawings from across the entire span of his career.

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