"The carving will tell its own tale": Eric Gill's Moneychangers

On Saturday 7 January, 2-3.30pm, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Liza Giffen will be talking about documents in the Michael Sadler Archive relating to his dealings with the sculptor Eric Gill.

Sadler commissioned Gill to produce a war memorial for the University, for which Gill devised a scene depicting Christ driving the Moneychangers from the Temple.   An artist's sketch and a photograph of the work in progress were recently discovered in the Archive and are included in the display.  These items shed light on the process by which the relief was made, while giving context to a unique artwork, which has become part of the University's history and is still housed within its walls.  As Sadler once wrote: 'the carving will tell its own tale '.

After the talk there will be a trip over to the Michael Sadler Building, two minutes walk from the Gallery, where Gill's 'Moneychangers' now resides.

Liza Giffen is Collections and Cataloguing Manager in Special Collections, University of Leeds Library, and the former Archivist of the University Archive.

The talk is free and no booking is required.

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