A rare opportunity to hear Worcester-born, and internationally renowned artist, John Stezaker, discuss the ideas that inspired him to curate his first ever display, 'Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud' . The display is on show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 28th May until 4th September. John will discuss his influences and inspiration, drawing on his research carried out during the project, and the theme of physical and metaphorical turning elucidated in the display. John will also provide a context to his ideas through discussion of his own artistic practice of collage.

Talk at Aston Hall, as part of the Hidden Spaces festival 2016.

7pm - Café open.
7.30pm - Talk.
8.30pm - Close.

Tickets cost £10. Pre-booking essential.

To book phone 0121 348 8038 or book online.

‘Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud’ is a partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and features Anthony van Dyck’s last self-portrait, acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for the nation in 2014.

Image credits: 

  1. Self-portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck, c.1640 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Acquired with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund in honour of Sir David Verey (Chairman of the Art Fund 2004-2014), the Portrait Fund, The Monument Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Aldama Foundation, the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Sir Harry Djanogly CBE, Lord and Lady Farmer of Bishopsgate, Matthew Freud, Catherine Green, Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Alexander Kahane, the Catherine Lewis Foundation, the Material World Foundation, The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, Cynthia Lovelace Sears, two major supporters who wish to remain anonymous, and many contributions from the public following a joint appeal by the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Fund.
  2. Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) CXI, 2013, by John Stezaker © the artist, courtesy The Approach, London.