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Panel Discussion: Going Backwards

  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • 6.00 PM
  • Tickets: Free, booking required

This discussion explores themes from The Dinner Party: Of Time and Place, which is currently on show at Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead (until 3 Sep).

The exhibition takes Sam Walsh’s painting The Dinner Party, shown at Bluecoat in 1980, as a starting point to revisit a group of artists working in Liverpool from the late 1950s to the 80s - Arthur Ballard, Maurice Cockrill, Adrian Henri, Don McKinlay and Walsh himself.

Their interconnected art and personal lives created a distinctive art scene in the city, and the event will compare this to today’s creative communities.

Panelists include Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Philips, the poet, writer and critic Edward Lucie-Smith, Bluecoat’s Artistic Director Bryan Biggs, Paris-based art historian Catherine Marcangeli, Pop Art academic Oliver Gilbert, and sculptor Robin Riley, a contemporary of the artists.

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Image: The Dinner Party, 1980, Sean Walsh. With kind permission of National Museums Liverpool and Ros McAlister

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