November 2023

Can Art Change the World? Art with Something to Say

Welcome to The Arts Society Eastbourne
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 14:00
East Dean & Friston Village Hall,
Village Green Lane, East Dean Eastbourne BN20 0DJ
Online Event

A review of how artists convey their ideas and opinions through their art work

This lecture concentrates on those artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions, criticisms or fears about their world and, in doing so, tell us a great deal about the historical context in which the art was created. Throughout the ages, artists such as Goya, William Blake, Picasso, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei and many more have created powerful, exciting, moving and, sometimes, disturbing works of art. They deal with topics as varied as social unrest and poverty, feminism and gender politics, race, prejudice, war and propaganda


Mrs Val Woodgate

Currently Lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, for the Art Fund, the National Trust, U3A, City of London libraries (Barbican and Guildhall), and other organisations. Lectures on Zoom for arts organisations. 

Formerly Tate Guide for 39 years; member of Teaching Team at Dulwich Picture Gallery, where as well as lectures I gave 50 Study Days; evening courses for DPG; lectures and courses at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; on P&O cruises representing the Tate; lectures at University of Cape Town; script-writer for The Living Paintings Trust.

Val Woodgate