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A Member Society of The Arts Society


Please note that our website will be closed and replaced by our new one, hosted by The Arts Society, in June 2018. You can visit the new website here.

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester, CH2 1EU
Doors open at 10:15am for the morning session
and 1:15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture

Tuesday 19. June 2018
Hockney at 80 - Britain's Greatest Living Artist

Lecturer : John Iddon
This lecture, aimed to coincide with the 2017 Tate Britain Retrospective celebrating David Hockney's 80th birthday, will look at the artist's journey from Bradford to Swinging 1960s London, and then to hedonistic California, and back to Bridlington and his ambitious and extraordinary paintings of the Yorkshire Wolds in the 2012 Royal Academy Exhibition. The talk will also look at his art since 2012, and consider generally how, like his hero Picasso, his career has been marked by a restless seeking of challenge and experimentation.

This lecture concludes our 2017-2018 Season. For details of the next Season's events, please visit our new website hosted by The Arts Society, here. If you would like access to the legacy content from the website, please contact the Chairman or Hon. Secretary via your Programme Card or our simplified Contact page. We are pleased to acknowledge the voluntary work of our member Cilla Mann in curating and managing this former website for many years.