Arts Society Lecturer

Damien Hirst and Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst is the most famous British artist since Henry Moore. Not even Francis Bacon had such a huge international presence. And yet in his home country he is often seen as a practical joker, pulling the wool over the eyes of the public, and not making proper art at all. This lecture aims to dispel this and show he is a deeply serious artist making work that is both significant and influential.

David Worthington

David has been drawn to abstract sculpture since seeing work by Barbara Hepworth in a school book. He graduated in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford in 1984, then studied fine art in London, Barcelona and New York. A sculptor with many international commissions, he also curates and writes about art. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2009.
David is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Sculptors and was Vice President in 2010-13.


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