Goldsmiths before Damien Hirst

Image Credit: Paul Branson

Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, TA6 3DD

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Saturday 15 April 2017
Opening Hours: 5-9pm
Admission Fee: £5 / Free to members of Chandos
No need to book, pay on door


Chandos Society of Artists Spring Exhibition
Until 28 April Tues-Fri 10-3pm

Visitors to the Society’s Jean Rees Memorial Lecture will be treated to Paul’s insights of art teaching and practice during and after the 1940s, the famous Goldsmith alumni he knew and befriended including John Hutton, famous for his glass engravings on the Great West Screen of Coventry Cathedral, the sculptor Robert Jones who’s memorial to Winston Churchill stands in Parliament Square and the great British artist Graham Sutherland.

The main topic of his lecture, from which the title is derived, is the contrast between the extensive and formal training his contemporaries undertook and the artists it inspired to today’s artistic movement that seems to reject the classic notions of art and beauty preferring to explore feelings and emotions.

Paul has also promised some personnel antidotes about his life, work and some regretful memories like being dumped by Mary Quant! A regular on Somerset radio for many years in the 80s and the chief prosecution witness at the trial of the master forger Tom Keating, he will be showing many personal slides to illustrate his talk.

A wine reception will follow in the Gallery where you may meet Paul and fellow delegates.


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