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From Bronzes to Banksy
Thu 7th Feb 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
London has a world-class reputation for art in its many galleries. This, however, is a lecture about the remarkable range of art outside in the streets, ranging from huge and expensive commissions to unofficial graffiti, sometimes audacious and often playful. We look at why art is there, how it has developed over the years and discover many hidden gems.
Lecturer:Mr. Ian Swankie
A Londoner with a passion for art and architecture. He is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral, and gives regular tours at each venue. Also a qualified and active freelance London guide and a member of both the City of London and Westminster Guide Lecturer Associations. Clients include WEA groups, Transport for London, the National Trust and London Open House. In 2012 he established a weekly independent art lecture group in Richmond and gives talks on a variety of subjects.