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15 events matching the search term Late Shift

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

A part of Late Shift
21 September 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Verve’s Urban Hymns, photographer Chris Floyd, who spent a year photographing the band as they recorded and toured their seminal album, talks to journalist Miranda Sawyer.

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dress historian Aileen Ribeiro explores the intimate relationship between art and dress from the 17th century to the early 20th century

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of this display of distinctive work by artists who were refugees from Austria and Poland. Led in BSL.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
5 October 2017, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Project artist Katherine Green talks about the display of new work created in collaboration with students from Farnborough Academy, Nottingham

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

A part of Late Shift
12 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Anne Rowe, Dr Frances White and Dr Lucy Bolton examine the impact of the visual arts on Murdoch’s work and think about the ways in which her writings can enhance our understanding of visual culture including painting, photography, sculpture and cinema.

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

A part of Late Shift
19 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us to celebrate 200 years since the birth of painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts. Writer and broadcaster A N Wilson and Art Historian Richard Ormond discuss Watts’ extraordinary career as a portraitist. The discussion is chaired by Alison Smith, curator of Victorian art at Tate Britain.

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

John Elderfield, curator of the major new exhibition Cézanne Portraits, talks to Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts.

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

A tour of this display which presents new work documenting insights into community identities in Nottingham. Led in BSL.

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

A part of Late Shift
2 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

With a special focus on black British history, broadcaster, writer and historian David Olusoga explores the relationship between biography and portraiture.

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
9 November 2017, 18:00-21:00
Free

Join us for an extravaganza to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Gallery’s pioneering LGBTQI programme curated and hosted by artist Sadie Lee

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

A part of Late Shift
16 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Novelist Joanna Trollope, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 18:30-19:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 19:30-20:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Professor Paul Smith, University of Warwick, attempts to explain why Cézanne painted portraits, and apples, in the peculiar way he did.

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson explores the influences of Van Dyck and his contemporaries upon Julian Opie’s work. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.