New Publication – A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape

A short excerpt from my paper "A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape" published in Kunst og Kultur (02/2021): "In a photograph of the Swedish painter Anna Boberg (1864–1935) she stands before a vast expanse of ice that is the Øksfjordjøkelen (or Øksfjord glacier), her easel in front of … Continue reading New Publication – A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape

Exhibition Talk – The Myth of Wilderness and Ecology of Lake Superior’s North Shore

I was delighted to give a talk for the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt impulse lecture series, as part of the programming surrounding their exhibition: Magnetic North. Imagining Canada in Painting 1910-1940. Here, I offer an alternative perspective on the commonly-adopted national and wilderness narratives surrounding the Canadian Group of Seven, and instead consider their coastal lake-scapes … Continue reading Exhibition Talk – The Myth of Wilderness and Ecology of Lake Superior’s North Shore

New Publication – An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands

Boats with Nets. Study from Lofoten. (n.d.). Anna Boberg. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 24 x 19.5cm. Collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Image: Linn Ahlgren/Nationalmuseum. A very short excerpt from my chapter in Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts (eds. Emily C. Burns and Alice M. Rudy Price, Routledge 2021), 90. "The dusty pinks … Continue reading New Publication – An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands

A Norrland Roadtrip – The Northern Swedish Landscape

We first holidayed in Sweden in 1998 - I was five years old, and my sister only a baby. Five years later we had moved there as a family. Despite 15 wonderful years, first living there full time, and then returning every summer and winter, for the last few years I have only been able … Continue reading A Norrland Roadtrip – The Northern Swedish Landscape

Workshop – The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

I finally get to put this date in my diary! It's all coming together, and looks set to be a really exciting event. Both daunting and thrilling that all of these ideas are starting to manifest and come together. It will be a wonderful afternoon of scintillating conversation and discussion surrounding the art and culture … Continue reading Workshop – The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

Trailing Tom Thomson – Oxtongue River & Algonquin Park

This post has been sat in draft form for god knows how long! But it is something I have really wanted to write about so here goes... So a slight detour from the usual Scandinavian obsession, to write about something a little different, but also a large part of my PhD - Canadian landscape painting. … Continue reading Trailing Tom Thomson – Oxtongue River & Algonquin Park

Scandinavian Art & Scandinavian Studies

So it's been a while since I last wrote anything - turns out it's actually been around seven months now. Oops! It's been a busy half-year, with more writing carried out than I thought possible, and yet still not enough. In addition to reading and collating the material required for the first chapter of my … Continue reading Scandinavian Art & Scandinavian Studies

Exhibition Review: “Josef Frank Patterns: Furniture – Painting”

As part of an Anglo-Swedish Society organised event, I made a visit the Josef Frank exhibition currently being staged at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Undertaken in association with Millesgården in Stockholm - the home, now museum, of the sculptor Carl Milles - this is the first instance his textiles have been exhibited in … Continue reading Exhibition Review: “Josef Frank Patterns: Furniture – Painting”

The Kalevala: Akseli Gallen-Kallela & National Romanticism

Most of my research at the moment is concerned with exhibitions, and rather than writing another post on exhibitions at this point, I thought I would take a different route, and bring you a brief insight into National Romanticism in the art of Finland towards the end of the 19th century... “The runes of Kalevala … Continue reading The Kalevala: Akseli Gallen-Kallela & National Romanticism