Art & Society

Recommended for A2 Art & Design, History of Art, Art & Design Foundation and equivalent.

Capacity: 30 places

How do artists reflect the world that they live in? This lecture and gallery session will examine how artists have found inspiration for their art from the societies in which they live. Taking examples from throughout the 20th Century to the present day, the morning will analyse how images and artefacts relate to the social context in which they were produced.

The session will also provide an opportunity to look at Clegg & Guttmann’s exhibition and consider alternative approaches that artists and artist groups have used to interact with communities.

Art & Society will enable students to understand how art can relate to social, environmental and cultural issues.

The session will be broken into a lecture and exhibition visit.

Led by Paul Needham, artist and visiting lecturer at the University of Chester