Wednesday 5th August 2020 – The Good Life: Gimson and the Barnsleys – Inventing the Cotswold Style

The Good Life: Gimson and the Barnsleys – Inventing the Cotswold Style

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Anne Anderson

Cabinet at Rodmarton Manor

Cabinet at Rodmarton Manor
Image supplied by the lecturer

Discover the talents of Ernest Gimson and Ernest and Sidney Barnsley, influential figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. From setting up workshops to establishing ‘the Cotswold style’, these men have inspired generations of designers and makers.

Desiring to ‘live close to nature’, Gimson and the Barnsleys found Pinbury Park, near Cirencester.   In 1900, Gimson and Ernest Barnsley set up a small furniture workshop in Cirencester, moving to larger premises at Daneway House, Sapperton, an idyllic medieval manor house. Although their partnership dissolved, Gimson and his skilled cabinet makers established a ‘Cotswold style’ while Sidney Barnsley designed and made his own furniture.

With a first degree in archaeology and a PhD in English, Anne was a senior lecturer in Art and Design History at Southampton Solent University for fourteen  years.

She has held several prestigious fellowships and is currently a tutor for the V&A Learning Academy.  A specialist in Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement, Anne’s book on The Perseus Series was published for the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain in 2018.

Her career as an international speaker has taken her all over the world, including Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Leamington Spa in November 2012. We are looking forward to her return, even if only in cyberspace.

This lecture was streamed online on Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 11:00am.

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