< Search

More To Do - Wherever You Are

This is a Past Event and has been archived :  don't miss Events on now

Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society Talk : Protest Art - Social Art. Politics and Art Do Mix.

Artists have always commented on the social issues of the day and there is no lack of subject matter in the 20th and 21st Century. We start with two World Wars, where the horror of war rather than the glory is addressed. We look at other social issues such as the rise of communism (Branson), the Spanish Civil War (Dali, Picasso), and the debate about Nuclear Energy (Moore). We confront British and Irish views of Northern Ireland (Hamilton, Donagh), Racism in Britain (Offili) and South Africa (Kentridge) and the Aids epidemic (Derek Jarman), all subjects where the art is powerful and the subject matter challenging. Other artists are encouraging us to look at global problems, such as the “Disappeared” in South America, the treatment of women in India and elsewhere, and more recently Ai Wei Wei has focused on human rights in China. Whatever one’s political view point, there is much to admire and much to agree – or disagree - with.

2.30 pm. All are welcome. Visitor fee £6.00. Talk followed by tea and biscuits.

Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF

Thursday 26 Jan 2017

Contact telephone: 01622 754929
Call to check latest times or cancellations.



More Events

Other Similar Events

Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society Talk : The Genius of Robert Adam
Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Tonbridge Thursday 25 May 2017
Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society Talk : Women Behind the Lens - female photographers
Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge Thursday 22 Jun 2017