City Gallery

Past event

Conversations about Contemporary Art

Friday 18 November, 12pm

What is contemporary art? How do you look at artworks that you are unsure even is art? How do you make sense of art, is sense even required? In this monthly tour and talk series, participants are invited to analyse and debate art, discussing delightful and curly questions along the way.   

Join us for a short, entertaining look at part of our current exhibitions followed by a conversation in our boardroom. No knowledge of art history is required. This is a tour for people even if they are not sure contemporary art is their cup of tea – followed by a cup of tea. Or coffee. And a biscuit.     

Bookings are encouraged.  

November topic: In the work of Joanna Margaret Paul, there is a feeling of how places and objects can become a portrait of a place, a person, a life. This month for Conversations about Contemporary Art, Public Programmes Specialist Graham Frost will be joined by painter Josie Connor for a discussion about the life and work of Joanna Margaret Paul, as seen through the lens of Paul’s drawing Self Portrait/Still Life (1999), a work created in dialogue with Frances Hodgkin’s painting Self-Portrait: Still Life (1935).