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A Romantic journey through British Art History with Tim Craven: Hothouse: the bewildering diversity of Postmodernism

September 4 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Event Information

Former curator Tim Craven presents his unique take on British art history in four linear parts through the works in the City Art Gallery’s major new collection display, From the Renaissance to the Present Day. These gallery talks will be peppered with anecdotes of trivia, history, acquisition and conservation acquired through 44 years of close contact with Southampton’s pre -eminent fine art collection.

  • Wed 1 May: A late developer: the English School of painting and its particularities
  • Wed 5 June: Climate and compromise: the British version of Post- Impressionism
  • Wed 3 July: Blitzkrieg: how World War 2 skewed British art
  • Wed 4 Sept: Hothouse: the bewildering diversity of Postmodernism

Each 45 minute talk will stand alone and you don’t need to have attended all four to enjoy each of the events. To book for other dates please return to the events page and scroll down. There will be 15 minutes for questions at the end, but please note that the gallery closes at 3pm, so if you wish to explore the gallery please do so before Tim’s talk.

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Our prices are based on helping as many people to access our talks as possible. The more you choose to pay, the more people will be able to come and enjoy the same excellent programme of informative and entertaining talks. We thank you for any additional support you are able to offer us.


In the unlikely event of our having to cancel a session, we will offer a full refund. Unfortunately tickets are otherwise non-refundable. Please contact us if you wish to transfer your ticket to a friend if you cannot attend for any reason.


British Art History Talk - 4 September 2024 at 2pm
£ 5.00
25 available
British Art History Talk - 4 September 2024 at 2pm
£ 7.00
25 available
British Art History Talk - 4 September 2024 at 2pm
£ 10.00
25 available

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Event Details

Southampton City Art Gallery
September 4

Start time: 14:00

Suitable for Adults (16yrs+)


Southampton Cultural Services

Venue Details

Southampton City Art Gallery
Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP United Kingdom

02380 834536