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Grinling Gibbons and the Story of Carving 

International experts present the latest research on the carver Grinling Gibbons, exploring themes of materials, production and design in Europe, 1600 to 1800.

Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) is the most celebrated carver in British history. His closely observed depictions of full-bodied natural forms, executed in hyperreal detail, captivated audiences of his own time as much as they captivate audiences today. 

As part of the year-long Gibbons tercentenary celebrations of 2021/22, the V&A is hosting a two-day conference to explore the story of Gibbons but also to investigate broader themes around the subject of carving in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain and Europe. International experts will present the latest research on Gibbons, exploring themes of materials, production and design in the Anglo Dutch world, 1600 to 1800.

Book your tickets here or for more details and to download the conference programme go to the V&A’s conference page.