Ravilious Season Curator Talk: Tracing the Pattern of Friendship with Andy Friend

When
Monday 11 December 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Price
Free
How to book
Just turn up
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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Eric Ravilious, Boy Birds-Nesting, 1926. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Andy Friend, curator of Ravilious & Co and author of the accompanying group biography, explores the life and work of Eric Ravilious and how his group of versatile friends came to have an impact on England’s visual culture in the 1930s. 

The network of artists, friends and lovers that began to form at the Royal College of Art in the early 1920s included several women artists whose work is only now being re-discovered as well as Paul Nash, his brother John, and Edward Bawden - all already well known. Like the exhibition, the talk will raise questions about how and why reputations are made and sustained and challenge accepted notions of who was influencing who within this fascinating artistic network.

After the talk, Andy Friend will be signing copies of his book Ravilious and Co: the Pattern of Friendship, currently listed in the Guardian's list of best biographies in 2017. Copies are available in our Millennium Gallery shop. 

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