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The Belfast Society Lecture

Fig. 1 Crucifixion by Wilhelmenia Geddes, 1922, east window of St Luke’s Church, Wallsend. A memorial to the men of the parish killed during the First World War.

Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 6.30pm.

Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe will present a lecture entitled, Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955), Belfast’s reclaimed treasure, “the finest stained glass artist of our time”?

Fig. 1 Crucifixion by Wilhelmenia Geddes, 1922, east window of St Luke’s Church, Wallsend. A memorial to the men of the parish killed during the First World War.

Fig. 1 Crucifixion by Wilhelmenia Geddes, 1922, east window of St Luke’s Church, Wallsend. A memorial to the men of the parish killed during the First World War.

Dr Bowe  has published, lectured and broadcast widely on aspects of the early twentieth century Arts and Crafts Movement and the Celtic Revival, on the revival of stained glass as an art form, on contemporary craft expression and on women in the arts. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Glass Society of Ireland and the British Society of Master Glass Painters. Her most recent publications include a revised and updated edition of her seminal biography Harry Clarke: The Life and Work, and a biography of Ulster-born stained glass and graphic artist Wilhelmina Geddes.

The lecture will take place in The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR. Non-members are welcome.  For more information, see the Society’s website.