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Art Lecture - Wild Sculpting by Dorothy Nott
Art Lecture - Wild Sculpting by Dorothy Nott

Fri, 17 May


Chandler's Ford

Art Lecture - Wild Sculpting by Dorothy Nott

An art talk on the transformation of sculpture in the early 20th century.

Time & Location

17 May 2024, 19:30 – 21:00

Chandler's Ford, Greenways, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2LE, UK

About the event


The first two decades of the twentieth century witnessed the transformation of sculpture in Britain, moving from the smooth surfaces of New Sculpture to the vigorous direct carving of Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Eric Gill. All three courted controversy during their careers, Epstein provoking the wrath of the British Medical Association, Gill of the worthies of Leeds, while Gaudier-Brzeska was the enfant terrible of Ken Russell’s film, Savage Messiah. This talk will examine the styles, creativity and influence of all three sculptors, who, while autonomous were united in their collective desire to be true to artistic expression.


In later life, Dorothy Nott studied history of art at the University of York. Her interests in 19th and 20th century art were sparked by her study of the unusual Wagoners War Memorial at Sledmere, followed by an exploration of 19thcentury military painting leading up to the explosion of talent in World War One. Former chair of the Friends of York Art Gallery, she has given various talks in the gallery and to a number of local groups, the Association of Art Historians annual conference and Tate Britain. Together with Richard Drysdale, she led a tour of the Battlefields for Ebor Arts (then Yedfas).

Doors open 7.00 pm talk begins 7.30 pm - voluntary contribution £5 per head , ( surplus to nominated charity)!

After the illustrated talk a Q&A - followed by cheese & biscuits and nibbles - approx finish time 9.00 pm-

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