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Unfinished Business Leeds: A Mixed Reality Portrait - Rosie Summers paints Alison Jolly

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Rosie Summers wearing VR Headset
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21 Nov 2020 5pm

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Watch live as artist Rosie Summers brings art to life, creating a portrait of the inspirational primatologist Alison Jolly, who features in our major exhibition, Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Using Tilt Brush and mixed reality technology, Rosie will paint a portrait in real time of Jolly, a pioneer of lemur biology who championed environmental education with her Malagasy colleague Hanta Rasamimanana. Rosie has undertaken VR art performances with many notable organisations such as the BBC and National Football Museum. This will be the first time she has done this virtually.

Thanks to Margaretta Jolly and Hanta Rasamimanana for their support in the development of this event.

This is part of a series of events for Unfinished Business developed in partnership between the British Library and Leeds Libraries.

Watch live as artist Rosie Summers brings art to life, creating a portrait of the inspirational primatologist Alison Jolly, who features in our major exhibition, Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Using Tilt Brush and mixed reality technology, Rosie will paint a portrait in real time of Jolly, a pioneer of lemur biology who championed environmental education with her Malagasy colleague Hanta Rasamimanana. Rosie has undertaken VR art performances with many notable organisations such as the BBC and National Football Museum. This will be the first time she has done this virtually.

Thanks to Margaretta Jolly and Hanta Rasamimanana for their support in the development of this event.

This is part of a series of events for Unfinished Business developed in partnership between the British Library and Leeds Libraries.

This is a live online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.

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  • Visual Art
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