Reception and Lecture: Turner and Leeds - Image of Industry

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An evening to mark the publication by the City of Leeds of David Hill's new book. David Hill is the Harewood Professor of Fine Art at the University of Leeds. He is the author of a long list of books devoted to Turner studies and most of us will know one or two, such as In Turner's Footsteps 1984, Turner in the North 1996, Turner's Birds 1998. We will have travelled in our imaginations to see these Turner scenes which Professor Hill has tracked down for us. Now we enter the early industrial city, curious to identity lost landscapes through the eyes of Turner. he was, of course, a regular visitor to Yorkshire, staying annually for fourteen years with his best patron and friend, Walter Fawkes, at Farnley Hall.

The evening starts with a reception in the Denny Room with wine, canapes and soft drinks at 6.30 for 7pm, followed by the lecture in the Thoresby Room. The new City Museum is open until 8pm, so those who have not yet visited it could do so earlier in the afternoon. Parking is recommended nearby in The Light, off Cookridge Street, behind St Anne's Cathedral, access north from The Headrow.

Though the Thoresby lecture room is quite large, seating is limited and we expect a good response, so please book early and no later than 24 April. However please do invite friends, as we want to introduce new people to The Art Fund.

It is hoped that copies of the new book, which is not yet published, will be on sale and Professor Hill be be happy to autograph your copy.

Venue details

Leeds City Museum Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS2 8BH 0113 3785001 www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum