Stuckism in Conversation: Charles Thomson, Ella Guru and Grant Pooke

8 Dec 2015

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13:00 - 14:00

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Studio 3 Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom


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Lunchtime conversation Stuckist Artists Charles Thomson and Ella Guru and Dr Grant Pooke


Stuckism in Conversation: Charles Thomson and Ella Guru in lunchtime conversation with Grant Pooke, Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts, Tuesday December 8th 13:00pm-14:00pm


As one of the activities in support of the present Studio 3 Exhibition, Stuckism: Remodernising the Mainstream, this interview and discussion will explore the origins, development and ethos of what has become since its founding an international and often highly provocative art movement. There will be an opportunity for a discussion of specific exhibited works and their iconography in the audience Q&A which will follow the interview.


Named after an insult by Tracey Emin to her then-boyfriend Billy Childish, Stuckism was founded by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish in 1999 with the aim of reviving the fortunes contemporary figurative painting. Since 1999 Stuckism has become a truly international art movement, with affiliated groups spanning Buenos Aires to Beijing. But Stuckism still retains deep regional affiliations with the North Kent and Medway areas from which many of the founding Stuckists originated.  


This research event is held in partnership between the Art History & Visual Cultures Research Centre and Studio 3 Gallery. Light refreshments and nibbles with a festive inflection will be available. Please do come along. All are very welcome!


This event is free, but booking is encouraged due to limited space. Please reserve your ticket at the link below:


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