Lunchtime Talk: The Kitchen Sink Painters – British Realism in the 1950s and 1960s

Thursday 27 September 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Free, just turn up
Graves Gallery
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© the Estate of John Bratby/Bridgeman Art Library. Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1980. Museums Sheffield

The Kitchen Sink painters were a small group of artists who depicted everyday scenes by painting the mundane details of life in the 1950s, and we’re pleased to have some excellent examples in our collection.

The group contributed to important debates about social and political content in British culture, anticipating the popular genre of the ‘Kitchen Sink drama’ later seen in theatre, novels, television plays and films.

Join Dr. Abi Shapiro, our Research Curator (British Art 1945 – 1975), for a talk about the Kitchen Sink works on display at the Graves Gallery, and explore the group and their impact on British art history.

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