February 2020


Welcome to The Arts Society Hambleton
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 13:45
Solberge Hall Hotel
Newby Wiske Northallerton DL7 9ER

An expert's insight into the conundrum of Conceptual Art!     PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE

NB THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED from that shown on the programme.  This is due to venue circumstances beyond our control.  11th February is now the correct date.

At the start of the twentieth century, the dawn of modern art still saw artists mostly painting in oil paints or watercolours on canvas, and sculpting in plaster, bronze, marble or wood. What was painted or sculpted was often readily recognizable. By the end of the century, it seemed that art could be made from almost anything, and be displayed anyhow, with the idea behind an artwork being more important than its look. This lecture will explore what brought about this dramatic change, and how Conceptual Art may be understood and appreciated with reference to major pieces from this genre including works by Marcel Duchamp, Sol Lewitt and John Baldessari. Works by UK artists, such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, are also mentioned. This lecture will be jargon-free with audience engagement, backed by high quality slides.



Mr Raymond Warburton

Has studied art history at the Open University and the University of Buckingham. A Guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, who leads public tours of all the permanent displays and also undertakes exhibition tours. An experienced public speaker who has given presentations and lectures on a range of themes to diverse audiences over many years.