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2017

The Pragmatics of Optimum Scale, presentation in Study Day, Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Friday April 7th 2017, Harvard Art Museum, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass. USA

Lecture ‘Witches: Fear and fascination’ in Fantasy and the Surreal lecture course, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, June 2017

2016

Lecture, 'Drawing and Interrogation' in Drawing in Competition: A Symposium The Edge, University of Bath, Friday, 16th December

Lecture, Tuesday Talks Series (Whitworth & Manchester Metropolitan University) The Grand Hall, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 17th, January


2015

Lecture, Perfect anatomies & the politics of proportion, part of course ‘Chardin to Cézanne: Art & Innovation in Europe, 1720 – 1900’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 19th November

Lecture, Drawing: meaning, process & critique, Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 5th November

Lecture, The disaffection from the project of portraiture: Romney’s wild humours & Gainsborough’s graphic inventions, Art History Department, The University of Melbourne, Australia. 13th October

Lecture, Scorn, greed, malevolence & mischief: Goya & the graphic expression of emotions, Centre for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, Australia. 12th October

Lecture, The Space Between, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, Tuesday 6th October

Keynote presentation, conference Drawing International Brisbane 2015: ego, artifact, arena. Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia. 30th September

Course Lines of Sight & Invention: Histories & Practices of Drawing, Courtauld Summer School, London, 3rd - 7th August

Plenary lecture, Images of Wicked Bodies: Witch stereotypes through the ages, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Friday 31st July

Cognitive mapping, codes & the transparency delusion, presentation in symposium ‘Call for Drawings’, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art & Design (HKU) in association with BAK, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Wednesday June 24th

Participation in Goya: The Witches & Old Women Album – In Context, Saturday Study Day in association with the exhibition 'Goya: The Witches & Old Women Album', The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Saturday 2nd May

Keynote lecture in Misogyny: Witches & Wicked Bodies event with respondents Lynne Segal, Alexandra Kokolia & Katy Deepwell, chair Hilary Robinson, ICA London in association with School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, Wednesday 18th March

2014
Panel discussion in association with exhibition The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious, Saturday 6th September 2.00 - 4.00pm, CGP London, Southwark Park, London

Drawing & default drawing, lecture, The Falmouth School of Art, Wednesday 8th October

Witches & Wicked Bodies, British Museum, London, gallery talk Friday 31st October

Lines of Sight & Invention: Techniques, Practices & Uses of Western Drawing across the Centuries, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Summer School 2014, 21st – 25th July

Wild humours versus Graphic Inventions: The drawings of Romney & Gainsborough,
Romney Society Lecture, Kendal, UK, 21st March

Leaky Vessels & Devil’s Dugs, in 'International Conference Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture', University of Cambridge, UK, 17th - 18th March

Dürer’s draperies, Study Day associated with 'The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure', The Courtauld Gallery, 13th January

2013
Opening Lecture, Witches & Wicked Bodies, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, 27th July

Romney Society Lecture, Wild humours versus Graphic Inventions: The drawings of Romney & Gainsborough. Strickland Arms (Sizergh Castle gate), Kendal, UK, 21st March

Lecture Drawing Never Dies, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico in association with the 1er Certamen de Dibujo. March 14th

2012
(AUDIO) Deanna Petherbridge & Sarah Shalgosky in Conversation, The Universty of Warwick, UK, pdcast, 21st November 2012
www.deannapetherbridge.com/pages/Profile/Audio.html

The Primacy of Drawing: An Illustrated Talk by Deanna Petherbridge,
Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, UK, Wednesday 21st November

Witches & Wicked Bodies, in conference 'Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images', Lancaster University, UK, 17th – 19th August

Drawing Study Day, Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA, 14th February

The Remains of Drawing, 10th February 2012, in 'The Symposium Is Drawing Dead?' Yale School of Architecture, 9th – 11th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGetr5al_hg




Leonardo & Anatomy, Deanna Petherbridge in discussion with Francis Wells & Martin Clayton, The National Gallery, London, 20th January

2011
The Primacy of Drawing, Iwona Blazwick in conversation with Deanna Petherbridge’, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, 13th September




www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/page/3499/Jerwood+Drawing+Prize+2011

Rooted in the rhythmic: the graphic determinacy of Gainsboroughs 'dashing, strokey, scratchy, thunder & lightning manner', in Gainsborough Study Day, Holburne Museum, Bath, in association with the exhibition Gainsborough’s Landscapes: Themes & Variations, 14th November

Graphic Intersections: Erga & Parerga, in 'At Cross Purposes? When Art History Meets Design History', conference organised by the Courtauld Institute in association with V&A/Royal College of Art. Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 22th October

Idea, pragmatics & critique: drawing as empowering & interactive practice in 'Technologies of Drawing' conference organised by the University of Huddersfield association with Sculpture Network & the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. University of Huddersfield, 26th August

Drawing: Discourse on Method, PARC NorthWest, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wednesday 13th April

Revelation & Concealment: Pre-Raphaelite Drawing, keynote address, 'Drawing & the Victoria Artist', two day conference, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 18th - 19th March

The Primacy of Drawing, School of Art, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Wednesday 10th March

The Primacy of Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia, Monday 7th March

Gallery talk Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing exhibition, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria, Saturday 5th March

The Primacy of Drawing, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Austraia, 16th February

2010
Picasso to Julie Mehretu: modern drawings from the British Museum, Department of Prints & Drawings, The British Museum, 15th December

Chaste Outlines: The Sources & Formal Implications of Flaxman's Drawing Style, University College London, London, 25th November

The Primacy of Drawing, public lecture, The Prince's Drawing School, 29th September, Primacy of Drawing National Gallery, Edinburgh, 9th November

The Display of Wit: the performative aspect of artists' caricature, Getty Research Institute (GRI) The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA, 19th October

Rembrandt & Robocop, Michelangelo & Mickey Mouse: the sources of contemporary drawing, Culver Center of the Arts, University of California Riverside (UCR), Riverside, USA, 20th October

The Primacy of Drawing, The Arts Club of Chicago, USA, 13th October

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Hatton Gallery, 6th October

The Primacy of Drawing, The Prince's Drawing School, London, UK, 29th September

The Primacy of Drawing, lecture & book launch, The National Gallery, London, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, 24th September

Observation: Mapping: Dialogue, Drawing Research Network Conference, University of Brighton, 14th September

Drawing, Embodiment & the Absent Body, (Mind, Spirit, Body, Matter Drawing Workshop), Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 29th June

The redundant rebus: reality checks on the functioning of the life class & Art Schools: Inventions, Invective & Radical Possibilities, Chadwick Lectrure Theatre, University College London, London, 11th & 12th June

Charged lines & vernacular bodies: artists' caricature of the 16th – 18th centuries, The Friends of Prints & Drawing, The British Museum, 23rd March

2009
Connections, comparisons & degeneration of the 'primordial species': George Stubbs unfinished Comparative anatomical exposition of the structure of the human body with that of a tiger & a common fowl & its relation to the theories of Camper & Blumenbach, in 'Nomadic 09 Conference on Art & Science', University of Porto, Portugal, September

Tyrannies of Narrativity: The Drawings of Charles Avery, in 'Session 7: Drawing in the Expanded Field', conveners A. Lovatt & E. Krcma, Intersections, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2009, 2th - 4th April

2008
Portraying the Ideal, the Precious & the Imaginary: Drawing as the Site of Homage, The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 3rd December

Drawing from the Norwich Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 25th January

Deanna Petherbridge in conversation with Brian Sewell, PM Gallery & House, Ealing, London 18th January

2007
The Persistence of Drawing, in 'Diversity of Drawing' (organised by The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford & the National Gallery) The National Gallery, 17th October

The National Gallery of Scotland, 3rd July

'George Stubbs', Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, February & March

ontemporary Drawing: Reinvigorating the Graphic Imperative, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 12th March

2006
Dead Authors & Live Autographs: Problematising contemporary drawing, in 'Drawing Viewpoints Symposium', Gloucester University in association with Cheltenham Literary Festival, 12th October

Graphic Subversions, keynote lecture, 'Drawing Board Conference', University of Lincoln, 7th - 8th July

The Edinburg Collection, McNabb Memorial Lecture, Art Institute of Chicago Drawing the Future Conference, National Gallery of Art & The University of the Arts, London , March 22nd

2005
Stubb's anatomical studies, in 'Stubbs & the Horse' Study Day, The National Gallery, London, 10th September

Contradictory Strategies, Drawing Quarters 2005, Bristol School of Art, Media & Design, 14th July

Drawing with a Scalpel: George Stubb's Anatomical Studies of Horses, Wednesday evening public lecture, The National Gallery, London, 6th July

Stubbs' Anatomical Drawings, Stubbs' Roundtable on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition 'Stubbs & the Horse', jointly presented by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art & the National Gallery, 28th June

Drawing as Subversive Practice, artist's talk (filmed) Camberwell Arts Festival, Camberwell College of Art, London, 23rd June

In Touch & Out of Mind: The Psychodynamics of Obsessive Drawing, in 'Madness & Creativity International Conference', Durrell School of Corfu, Greece, 27th May

Playing with the Provisional: The Importance of Sketching, in 'Drawing In-Drawing Out Symposium', The National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 5th March

2004
The Rejection of Matter: Contemporary Drawings & Multi Practice, in 'Drawings by Sculptors from the Renaissance to Today', Conference, Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotéque Royale de Belgique, Brussels, 3rd December

The Primacy & Versatility of Drawing, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath, 28th September

On Models & Mickey Mouse, Power Drawing Workshop Conference, The Campaign for Drawing & National Society for Education of Art & Design, Bath School of Art & Design, Friday 10th September

Drawing Now, Drawing Quarters, University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, 16th July

In Praise of Uninflected Line, Drawing Symposium, The Prince's Drawing School, London, 30th June

Anatomy Lessons, The Old Operating Theatre, St. Thomas' London, 9th June

Dürer's Drawings, conversation with Susan Foister, Dürer & the Virgin in the Garden, National Gallery, London, 30th March

Signing & Signalling: Some Polemics around Sculptor's Drawings, Sculpture on Paper Symposium, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, March

2003
In Touch & Out of Mind, conference contribution, Drawing Connections II: Personal Practice, Cultural Context, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 25th - 26th July

Keynote, Meditations on a Dirty Word, Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) Annual Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia 1st - 4th October

In Search of the Real & the Fantastical: Drawings from the Winthrop Collection Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, The National Gallery, London, 2nd July

Battered Bodies: The Art & Anatomy of the Human Form, Strang Print Room, The College Art Collections, University College, London, 5th March

The Demise of System, post-graduate seminar, University College, London, 30th January

2002
Figuring the Body: Some Trans-historical Notions about Figural Drawing, International Glass Workshop & Conference, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland 1st - 4th September

2001
Keynote address Making Connections: Generative Drawing, Found Imagery & Post-Modern Practice, in 'Drawing Connections: The Role of Drawing in Contemporary Art & Design', College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 24th - 25th August

Questioning the eternal values of the life class in an age of Relativism, in 'La place du dessin dans líenseignement artistique', conference, L'ecole cantonale d'art du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland, 23rd - 24th March

Keynote lecture, Uneasy Practice in Contemporary Drawing, from the 'Doodle to the Digit' Conference organised by Wimbledon School of Art & Tate Britain, London 2nd March

Gharats of the Western Himalayan Valleys, International Seminar on Traditional & Vernacular Architecture, Chennai & Hampi, India, 6th - 12th January

1999
Popular sculpture in South & South-East Asia, Khajuraho Millennium International Architects & Sculptors Workshop, Khajuraho, India, 10th -17th April

1998
Translations: Representation & Dimensionality, Models in the Sciences, Technology & Medicine: Displaying the Third Dimension, Wellcome Institute in association with the Science Museum, London, 13th - 14th November

Protocols of Drawing: Drawing with the pencil through the lens,
Drawing Across Boundaries Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 17th -18th September

Presenting the Past, in 'The Future of Drawing in Fine Art & Architecture', University of Huddersfield, UK, 15th April

1997
Author & presenter of The Outline Around the Shadow, series of five radio programmes for BBC Radio 3: Thematising the Quick & the Dead, in 'Theorising the Anatomical Body', The Mead Gallery & Warwick Arts Centre, UK, 21st February

The Gendered Ecorche: Constructing and Deconstructing the Body
, in 'Art & Anatomy XVth - XXth Century', Centre de Pensieres, Annecy, France, 8th - 11th May

1996
The Problematic of Spontaneity, in 'The Back of the Envelope: First Thoughts in Design', Victoria & Albert Museum, London, January

Subverting the Silicon, in 'The Challenge of Drawing Art & Design Conference' Suffolk College, UK, 26th April

Keynote address Intersection A meeting of Art & Architecture, Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Convention, Adelaide, Australia, 14th - 15th March

1995
Delicious Deceptions: Artists & Anatomical Truths in Art, Anatomy & the Body. The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, 8th December

'A View from the Studio, keynote speech, Dorset 1st Arts, conference, ' Foundations for the Future', Weymouth, Dorset, UK 18th March

1994
Questioning Kitaj in 'Kitaj Study Conference', Tate Gallery, London, 25th June

The Making of The Primacy of Drawing, Museums Association Conference, Brighton, UK, 12th September

Flanagans Hare in 'Post-War of Achievement: Architecture & Public Art in Britain since 1945', University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 28th March

Drawing backwards into the Future: Formulating an Agenda, in 'The Role of Drawing in Fine Art Education', Wimbledon School of Art in association with the Tate Gallery, London

Art & Spatial Politics, plenary session address 'Art & Industry', Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK