Organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

The origins of contemporary art

  • St Andrew's Parish Hall |
  • Lecture |
  • Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 16:00 until 19:00

A customary 'Shottery tea' is followed by an intriguing lecture on contemporary art.  Why did the Tate Gallery buy a 'Pile of Bricks'? Have you ever wondered where contemporary art came from and wanted to ask why some of these works are considered art? The talk will cover the emerging art movements and developments internationally from the late 1960s to the 1970s including Conceptualism, Minimalism, Assemblage and Pop Art.  This will give a background to what was happening in British art at the time and what became the precursor for the young British artists, such as Damien Hirst, that emerged in London at the time.

The traditional afternoon tea, served before the lecture, is prepared by the ladies of the parish.

This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

St Andrew's Parish Hall
Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 9HO