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    Workshops: Radical Painting

    Workshops: Radical Painting

    Sidney Cooper Gallery

    Sidney Cooper Gallery

    Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

    Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury


    Sidney Cooper Gallery

    01227 453267


    22 St Peter's Street,
    CT1 2BQ

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    Abstract Formalism, the radical, super-simplified abstract painting style of British Artists like John Copnall and, among others, John Hoyland, Gillian Ayres and John Maclean, was characterized by a rigorously reductive approach - the central question seems to have been ‘what can we get rid of next?’ - but, for some viewers at least, it produced paintings joyous in their freedom, paintings like visual music, liberated from tradition and the constraints of the past.

    Charles Williams, painter, writer and lecturer on the Fine and Applied Art degree at CCCU, will lead a three day workshop exploring the principles of three important influences that shaped British Abstract Formalism; Joseph Albers' work on colour at the Black Mountain College in the USA, Basic Design, and the Bauhaus, as well as looking at the art historical context in a more general way. The sessions will take place in the Painting Studios in the Sidney Cooper Centre, behind the Sidney Cooper Gallery. Expect to be challenged.

    Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Accepts groups

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    Dates Times
    Sat 25 Oct 2014 10:30 to 16:00
    Sat 1 Nov 2014 10:30 to 16:00


    £160 / £130 concessions.



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    Map reference: TR 146580  Lat: 51.28070 Long: 1.07577

    Canterbury West Railway Station, through Westgate Towers, 2 minutes on the left.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


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