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Francis Upritchard, Liar, 2012. Image courtesy of Kate MacGarry, London.

Francis Upritchard, Liar, 2012. Image courtesy of Kate MacGarry, London.

Events - Talks

Martin, Matilda, Marian

with Juliette Wood & Simon Heywood

24 Jul 2012

7pm

Free

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One of the most arresting figures produced for A Hand of Cards is Upritchard’s ambiguous incarnation of Maid Marian in her sculpture Liar, the female protagonist of the Robin Hood legend, one of a number of figures recalling the medieval myths of Nottingham. Over time, the figure of Marian has moved from her appearance as a bawdy cross-dressing May Day character to the virginal companion to a gentrified Robin Hood. Departing from Upritchard’s Marian, distinguished folklorist Juliette Wood will trace these and other guises, considering how they reveal changing attitudes towards femininity. She will be joined in a discussion led by professional storyteller and folklorist Simon Heywood.

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