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Deconstructing Reconstruction: Inside the Processes of an Archaeological Reconstruction Artist

27 Apr 2017

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Talk: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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£8.00/£6.00 Friends of SM&AG

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Jennie Anderson is a reconstruction artist and archaeological illustrator. This interesting talk brings together fine art and archaeology, reimagining landscapes as they looked in the past.

About

How does a Reconstruction Artist create an image of a place, person or object that no longer exists? What evidence is used? What problems must be overcome?

Jennie Anderson is a Swindon-based reconstruction artist and archaeological illustrator, and has produced works for a variety of clients and institutions in the Heritage Sector; images of hill forts, prehistoric stone tombs, medieval shoe buckles, landscape parks and deer hunting scenes.

In this lively talk, she will describe why she sees herself as both and artist and a scientist; she will be describing the processes of creating reconstruction illustrations, and also explaining some of the more philosophical issues that must be faced in order to create a successful, engaging and informative vision of the past.

Jennie will also be exhibiting original artworks for attendees to view before and after the talk itself. 

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