Power to Transform

Young, C. and Wilson, D. (2018) Power to Transform. [Website]

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Publisher's URL: https://powertotransform.gla.ac.uk


Power to Transform is a research project which traces the history of British scenic artists and painted stage cloths from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day. The aim of the project is to highlight and sustain the legacy of scenic artists, their materials and their methods. This project gives a voice to those practitioners whose world is rarely documented. This is achieved through oral histories and by engaging with the process of making; relating it to traditional forms of theatrical painting and exploring the significance of painted scenic art to our cultural heritage. Clips from the oral and images of painted stage cloths will be available via this website as the project proceeds. The full oral histories can be accessed via (link) and the searchable database allow you to explore (link). Every two months there will be a Spotlight on one area of the project- so please check back for more insights into the wonderful world of scenic art. In addition, the project will culminate in a book and an exhibition at The Hunterian.

Item Type:Website
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Professor Christina and Wilson, David
Authors: Young, C., and Wilson, D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.1095

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
300031The Power to Transform: Painted Stage Cloths in EnglandChristina YoungLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHUL)MRF-2016-055Arts - History of Art