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Crossing Continents - Northern Lights Jo Walton Thursday 05 March 2020

This Special Interest Day is organised by The Arts Society South Cambs. You can find a booking form for this event here

In this Special Interest Day we will look at some of the ways in which artistic ideas have moved across, around and between continents. Concentrating on Northern Europe, we’ll consider some of the historical forces that have shaped European culture through war and conquest, but also through trade, exploration and fashion.

After a historical introduction, we will concentrate on developments across the past 150 years – taking as many examples as possible from art that picture and reflect real lives and domestic interiors. We will meet painters, interior designers and dress reformers, as well as idealistic architects. But we will also see how art and politics collide and how the Nazi hatred of the avant-garde forced artists to move to survive – so spreading artistic ideas even more widely than before.

10:00 – 10:30    Coffee

10:30 – 11:30    Session 1.

11:45 – 12:45    Session 2.

12:45 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 15:00    Session 3.

 Biographical Note:

Jo Walton has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Now she is a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund, and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and for local art societies

 Venue: David Rayner Building, Scotsdales Garden Centre. Cost £27:50 (includes coffee & lunch).