16. March 2010 · Comments Off on AGM & Visionary Cartography · Categories: Society News

6.30pm Tuesday 18 January 2011
The City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St. Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE – just off Parliament Square.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Blake Society will be followed immediately by an illustrated Talk by the artist Andrea McLean.

Andrea McLean
Visionary Cartography

In the work of William Blake can be traced the concept of visionary cartography – maps that seek to represent the infinite in the moment.Andrea’s own paintings advance this construct found in medieval mappa mundi. Within a circular fire-petalled painted map of the cosmos Blakean images emerge.

Andrea McLean was born in Wales and grew up in the Forest of Dean. She studied at the Slade School of Art and the British School at Rome. Her works have been shown at The Jerwood Prize Exhibition,The Royal Academy of Arts, The House of William Blake, The Royal College of Art, Hereford Cathedral and The British Library. Andrea is featured in the forthcoming BBC4 series The Art of Maps. Her painting A contemporary mappa mundi hangs as part of the permanent collection outside the map room in The British Library.

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