Shifting Relations between Geology & the Visual Arts

a joint meeting of the Hull Geological Society

with the Yorkshire Geological Society

and the Hull School of Art and Design

Saturday 11th October 2014

at Queens Gardens, Hull.

Registration was required

There was no charge for attending the meeting.

A buffet lunch was provided.


Programme -

9.15am - 9.45 Coffee / registration in the Horncastle Foyer

9.45 - 10.00 Introduction President of the YGS & Deanof the HSAD in the Riverside Theatre

10.00 – 10.40 Dr Alan Bowden (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

10.40 – 11.20 Dr Spike Bucklow (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

11.20 – 12.00 noon Prof. Patrick Boylan (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

12.00 - 1.00pm Lunch, Photo exhibition and awarding of prizes in the HSAD Foyer Gallery

1.00pm - 1.10 Introduction by Anna Kirk-Smith & President of the HGS in the Riverside Theatre

1.10 – 1.30 Mike McKimm self-introduction plus poetry reading in the Riverside Theatre

1.30 – 2.10 Hannah Sofaer (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

2.10 – 2.20 Mike McKimm Poetry reading in the Riverside Theatre

2.30 - 3.10 Ilana Halperin (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

3.10 - 3.20 Mike McKimm Poetry reading in the Riverside Theatre

3.20 – 4.00 Coffee and cakes (provided by members of the HGS) in the foyer in the Horncastle Foyer

4.00 – 4.40 Artists andGeologists in Conversation (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

4.40 – 5.00 Mike McKimm Poetry reading (including questions) in the Riverside Theatre

5.00 – 5.20 “Where geology meets art – exploring the interface.” – Mike Horne in the Riverside Theatre

5.20 - 5.30 Thanks and closure – David Hill in the Riverside Theatre

76 people attended the Geology and Art Meeting on Saturday 11th October. Stuart Jones displayed rocks and fossils from his collection and photographs of Society field trips. We also sold copied of Humberside Geologist and second hand books to raise funds for the Society. Stuart was helped by Ian and Mary Heppenstall and Anne Horne. Anne Horne and Barrie Heaton provided the cakes for the afternoon tea. David Hill proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers and the organisers of the meeting.

At the event the prizes were awarded for the "Aesthetics of Geology" photographic competition. Sixty photographs had been entered and a panel of judges (Alison Field and David and Jean Hill) selected the ones that are on display and awarded prizes. Fraser Briggs and Matt Hopper,the curators of the display, also selected one photograph for a prize and the delegates at the meeting voted to select the winners of the "peoples' prizes".

On behalf of the Society the Secretary would like to thank Anna Kirk-Smith for organising the meeting and photographic competition. Also the staff at Hull School of Art and Design for their help; in particular Keith Clark, Matt Lund and Matt Stephenson for their technical help in the lecture theatre.

Click here for abstracts.

There also was an open photographic exhibition at this event: the topic was "The Aesthetics of Geology" Click here for an more details .

Click here to see some of the photographs submitted.


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updated 25th January 2015