This event is now full to capacity.Location: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX (Nearest tube – Aldgate East)
Continuing from the success of the recent Tate Modern visit, we are delighted to invite you to this early evening talk and tour round the Whitechapel Gallery, a major contemporary art institution in east London, led by Nottingham alumni Nicky Sim who is the Curator for Public Programmes at the Gallery. Amongst various exhibitions on display is The Government Art Collection which is part of the London 2012 Festival.
The Government Art Collection plays an important role in commissioning British artists to make new works of art. This display looks at 60 years of commissioning and unveils a brand new work of art inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Highlights include L. S. Lowry’s painting which records Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation procession in 1953; John Piper’s city scenes for the British Embassy in Rio de Janeiro (1949) and Catherine Yass’ colour transparencies of the British Embassy in Paris in the day and evening light (1999). The Government Art Collection is one of the most important collections of British art, with 13,500 works dating from the 16th century to the present day displayed in 420 government buildings worldwide.
Please join us for drinks and nibbles and a fascinating tour round the Whitechapel Gallery and its current exhibitions. Places are limited so please book early to secure your place!
For more information please follow the link: www.whitechapelgallery.org
Price - £10 per person
Please contact Jenny Wardrop for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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