Talk -1st March 2018

This year is our Golden Anniversary year: a great excuse to look back over the last 50 years of Art. One innovation in the second half of the 20th Century was Pop Art – a figurative, realist, brightly-coloured response to the world of consumerism, youth culture and the mass media in Britain and the USA. Inspired by popular and commercial culture, Pop artists were fascinated with their own modern era – the post-war world of advertising, Hollywood films, pop music, comics and the cult of celebrity.

The talk is titled ‘The rock ‘n’ roll era: Pop art and the swinging sixties’ and will be given by Frank Woodgate – a Lecturer and Guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and for Tate on cruises. Frank also lectures at Dulwich Picture Gallery and is a scriptwriter for the Living Paintings Trust.

NB This talk is one week later than our normal meeting day as the Spotlight Hall is being refurbished in the last week of February