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Spring Lecture: Graham Crowley

Thurs 12 April 2018 - 7.30pm at Firstsite

Tickets £6 / £4 concessions - available from Firstsite or call 01206 577067

Graham Crowley is an eminent and widely exhibited British painter and a critical presence in the art world – his generosity of knowledge and his influence has had a huge impact on generations of artists and contemporary painting. He is a hugely valued and dynamic voice, not only in the discourse around painting but also through challenging the status quo and breaking with conventions in pointing out the faults in the current state of institutional arts education.

Crowley’s multi-faceted paintings span a vast variance in style from the appropriationist art of the 70s to his brilliantly luminous landscapes of the present day, tracking a fundamental narrative with political, cultural and personal histories within them.

Graham Crowley (b. 1950) studied at St. Martin’s School of Art London (1968-72) and Royal College of Art London (1972-75) and has held significant teaching posts including Professor of Painting at the RCA (1998-2006). Crowley was a judge on the 25 John Moores panel in 2008 and as an applicant he has exhibited eight times, winning prizes in 1987 and 2006.