In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests

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23 March 2017, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Cerith Wyn Evans by David Gwinnutt circa 1984

Cerith Wyn Evans
by David Gwinnutt
circa 1984

Photographer David Gwinnutt talks about his display which chronicles the 1980s London art and club scene with Dr Ian Massey, biographer of artist Patrick Proctor, filmmaker John Maybury and journalist Paul Gorman. Enjoy special super 8 film screenings by John Maybury and a DJ set by Jeffrey Hinton in the Main Hall from 18.00 – 21.50.

Born in Derbyshire, David Gwinnutt graduated from Middlesex University in 1984. He was part of the 'Blitz Kid' group and the subsequent avant garde crowd that fuelled the club scene of 1980s London. His un-posed portraits, taken in intimate settings away from the club scene, show us the private side of his subject and offer us a candid insight into their world.

Dr Ian Massey is an independent art historian, writer and curator. He is author of the monograph biography Patrick Procktor: Art and Life (Unicorn Press, 2010), and in 2012 curated the first major museum retrospective at Huddersfield Art Gallery of the work of Patrick Procktor since the artist’s death in 2003.

John Maybury was born in 1958 in London, England. He is a director and writer whose films include The Jacket (2005), The Edge of Love (2008) and Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998).

Paul Gorman is a journalist, author and commentator on visual culture. As a music journalist he has interviewed everyone from Johnny Cash to Iggy Pop. He is the author of The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion.

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