Sekers Monkey by Oliver Messel, image copyright University of Bristol Theatre Collection Oliver Messel
Oliver Messel – Artist, Maker, Magician focuses on Oliver Messel’s creative work across the fields of theatre, ballet, opera, film, portraiture, mask-making, interior design, architecture, illustration and textiles, exploring the physical act of ‘making’ that sits at the heart of all his practice.
Practitioners from across disciplines are invited to consider creative responses to material through creative writing, performance, film, music and art. The workshop is open to researchers across disciplines and will include an introduction to the Archive and an opportunity to engage with original objects including costumes, designs, props, artwork, photography and correspondence.
Participants will be encouraged to explore interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities whilst learning how to access and engage with the Archive in the future. There will also be an opportunity to see the exhibition Wake Up and Dream – Oliver Messel: Theatre, Art and Society, with tea/coffee and cake to close.
Workshops are free to attend and open to all academic researchers including postgraduate students, museum and archive professionals and creative practitioners. To book a place please email and to find out more about all our Messel Workshops (kindly supported by HLF) please visit www.bristol.ac.uk/theatre-collection