conferences, lectures & talks               

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Jackie has made presentations, chaired and organised a range of conferences and events on design.

As a member of the Society of Garden Designers’ conference committee, she has coordinated a number of highly successful international events – including autumn 2010’s conference on trees and natural planting styles, From Concept to Canopy, and the July 2009 symposium on the New Conceptual Garden at Tate Britain.

She has curated a series of study days at the Crafts Council and elsewhere, directly linked to exhibitions – e.g. contemporary shows of American quilts, and of Japanese jewellery. She researched and co-curated with Margot Coatts a major exhibition on the history of the headscarf at Liberty’s in Regent Street, London.

Jackie is equally at ease delivering formal illustrated lectures (British Museum), walking tours (her own designed and historic gardens), gallery guides (V&A Museum, Wallace Collection), and super-speedy 20:20 pechakucha (Surface Design Show).

She enjoys talking to specialist and general interest groups – including landscape professionals (e.g. Palmstead Nurseries 2016 workshop 'What Have Plants Ever Done for Us?') art and design students (e.g. London College of Garden Design), local guilds and societies (e.g. Embroiderers’ Guild), and gallery goers (e.g. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney).

Here are some popular topics she is often asked to present on:

  • Patterns in landscape
  • Flowers in fashion
  • Sustainable garden design
  • A child’s view of landscape and play
  • Inside-out: the architecture of the garden
  • Contemporary French gardens
  • Renaissance dress in Italy
  • New life from old: upcycling and repurposing with style
  • Headlines: scarves with slogans.

Jackie welcomes invitations to lecture, tailoring the subject to suit a specific theme.

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