Congratulations to Rachel Flynn on the recent completion of her PhD. Rachel has had a long and close connection with the History of Art department at the University of Bristol. In the summer of 2001 she attended a summer school held at the University organised by the
. A specific aim of the Sutton Trust is to 'to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility'. Inspired by the participation of the History of Art department in this event Rachel enrolled to study for a BA in History of Art for following year, graduating in 2005. In 2006 she returned to complete a part-time Masters degree and in 2008 was awarded an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Bristol and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. During her PhD studies she curated the exhibitions: 'Artist in Focus: Graham Sutherland' at National Museum Cardiff (Summer 2011) and 'Graham Sutherland' at Oriel y Parc (St David's, Spring 2012) and has published in:
Art in America
online magazine (2011); and
Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art
Her thesis, supervised by Dr Grace Brockington and examined by Prof Stephen Bann and Prof Martin Hammer, is entitled 'Archiving the Artist: The Graham Sutherland Collection at AC-NMW'.
In June 2012 Rachel was appointed temporary Assistant Curator of Historic Art at National Museum Cardiff and in March 2013 permanent Exhibitions Co-ordinator at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.
Image: Installation shot of Artist in Focus: Graham Sutherland exhibition.