Informal gathering in memory of Prof Elaine Thomas CBE (1950-2019)
Former Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Ulster
Following the sudden death earlier this month of the artist and lecturer Elaine Thomas, who joined the Ulster Polytechnic in 1973 as a Fine Art Lecturer and became Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design and Professor of Fine Art at the University of Ulster in 1990, past students and teaching colleagues are invited to an informal get-together in her memory.
The get-together is on Saturday 2nd February, 1.00pm at University of Atypical (formerly Arts & Disability Forum), 109-113 Royal Avenue, BELFAST BT1 1FF (opposite side of the street to Belfast Central Library).
This is a relaxed gathering of past students and teaching colleagues from Elaine’s time in Belfast. It’s in Elaine’s memory – but not a solemn affair – just an opportunity for people to see each other again, maybe after decades, and enjoy memories of an exceptional tutor and person.
There will be a book to record memories of Elaine. Please think of an anecdote to write in the book or add a message of sympathy for her family. Afterwards, it will be sent on to Elaine’s sister, Annette.
Recognising each other after many years may not be easy but should be enjoyable.
Please RSVP to Damien Coyle and Vivien Burnside at:
including your name and when you were a student or colleague of Elaine.