Dr Carol Tulloch in conversation with Helen Couchman
Book launch and book signing
6.30pm, 3rd November 2009
Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Many thanks to Carol, Mauice and to everyone at the London launch for your interesting questions and good wishes.
Thursday 15th October 7.30pm:
Mrs West’s Hats by Helen Couchman
a book launch
Helen Couchman’s new book is a thoughtful, quiet meditation on the life of her grandmother, a remarkable lady and the owner of a number of extravagant hats. Tonight we explore memory, history, heritage, and inheritance via this beautiful little work, soon to be launched in London and worldwide.
Currently attracting international media attention, Helen’s new book is launched in a climate of worldwide recession – the most pertinent of times to look back on an earlier, less consumer-focused era, and perhaps to a time when beautiful objects were treasured more than they are today.
Helen Couchman is a visual artist based in Beijing, and the author of ‘Gongren’. Tonight’s discussion features art critic and philosopher Anthony Gorman, and Time Out’s fabulous art editor Stacey Duff.
Jenny Niven, The Bookworm Beijing
China in Motion curated by Dr Jennifer Greitschus
Contributors include artist Helen Couchman, photographer Ed Burtynsky, filmmaker Antoine Breton, composer Yuli Chen and photo-journalist Natalie Behring.
The exhibition runs: 7 July – 2 October
This exhibition is part of, China Now, www.chinanow.org.uk and the London Festival of Architecture 2008, www.lfa2008.org
Book launch tonight at 6.30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery Bookshop, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7HY
John Pauline – director, PTW Architects, Wang Kan – secretary general, China On Action, Stacey Duff – writer and art critic, Time Out, Helen Couchman – artist.
7.30pm at The Bookworm, Building 4, Sanlitun Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing