The Assembly Room, The Council House North Street Chichester PO19 1LQ
The story of two creative geniuses and their epic rivalry which transformed the art of landscape painting. Their diverse backgrounds and styles are examined head to head. Who is your star painter?
Doors open / drinks served from 6.00pm
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Ms Nicola Moorby
An independent art historian specialising in British art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She studied at the University of York and Birkbeck College, London. Formerly a curator at Tate Britain she has curated a number of exhibitions and has published widely on J.M.W. Turner, including contributions to the forthcoming online catalogue of the Turner Bequest. She is also co-editor and author of How to Paint Like Turner (Tate Publishing, 2010). In addition, she has published on Walter Richard Sickert and is co-author of Tate's catalogue of works by the Camden Town Group.
An earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Napier in 1931. We are taken through the quake, rescue operations and the factors influencing its rebuilding. A photographic tour of Napier today illustrates why it is known as The Art Deco Capital of the World.
Essential to the understanding of Australian modern art, we look at the naïve and
expressive stylists of the ‘Heide School’, Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd, while John
Brack’s figurative paintings give a post-war social critique of Australian culture.
John Olsen’s abstract expressions of landscape and Brett Whiteley’s are also
essential to the understanding of Western modern art from ‘down under’.