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Mitzi Cunliffe Man Made Fibres photograp

Man-Made Fibres by Mitzi Cunliffe 1956 University of Leeds

The lecture Theatre at BAFTA, Piccadilly before Ann Sumner's lecture

Ann at the Harrogate lecture in April 2018 with Bianca Hare and Emily Ogden of Young Friends of the Mercer Art Gallery, with the BAFTA award given to Emmerdale in 2017 for production  

Ann has been researching the career of the American artist Mitzi Cunliffe since 2015 and regularly lectures on this sculptor, who is famous for designing the BAFTA trophy mask. During Mitzi Cunliffe’s centenary year, Ann lectured on a number of occasions including to the Young Friends of the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate at the Swan Hotel in April and at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester in June 2018, when she was introduced by the Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University Malcolm Press, and in August 2018 she lectured at BAFTA headquarters in Picadilly, London. Her lectures are titled:  Mitzi Cunliffe: The Woman Behind the Mask and also Mitzi Cunliffe: An American in Manchester.  Both lectures focus on Cunliffe’s extensive contribution to public art in Britain in the 1950s and 60s. These are continuously being updated as new research is found and Ann is taking bookings from July 2021 for these.  Ann also has a particular interest in University campus public art. She wrote the first trail of public art for the University of Leeds campus: Click Here

See Public Art for further details on Ann's research on Mitzi Cunliffe.

For enquiries for booking a lecture about Mitzi Cunliffe and her contribution to British 20th Century sculpture visit our Contact page.

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