- Wednesday 25 October 2017 17.00 to 18.30
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'Public Art Historical Settings'
A lecture by Hew Locke, Visiting Professor of Fine Art
Locke's investigation of the display of power includes areas such as royal and swagger portraiture, coats-of-arms, public statuary, trophies, financial documents, weaponry and costume. Maritime imagery and symbolism has been a constant in his work, along with reflections on his upbringing in Guyana.
Born in Edinburgh, Locke spent his formative years in Georgetown, Guyana, before returning to the UK to study. He received his BA(Hons) Fine Art in 1988 from Falmouth, then an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 1994.
Locke has work in the collections including Tate, the British Museum, the V&A, Brooklyn Museum and the Perez Art Museum Miami. He has had solo shows in public galleries in the UK and the USA, and has taken part in Biennials in Hangzhou, China; Kochi, India; Prospect3, Miami; Guangzhou, China; Valencia, Spain and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Free event, registration required, available from 9:00 on Tuesday 26 September 2017
Image credit: Cui Bono, by Hew Locke, 2017 Installed in Bremen Town Hall, Germany Photo (c) Indra Khanna.