Drinks, talk and lively debate on art at Swinton Park

Andrew Stewart of 108 Fine Art gallery in Harrogate.
Andrew Stewart of 108 Fine Art gallery in Harrogate.
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By Graham Chalmers

For anyone who enjoys drinks, talk and discussion on contemporary art, Northern Lights has just the event.

The arts charity, which support emerging young artists in contemporary art in the north of England, is hosting just such an evening at Swinton Park Hotel shortly.

Entitled A Child of Five Could Do That! the event will explore current concerns among many people of of expressing an opinion about a work of art for fear of saying the wrong thing.

Presenting the lecture in this splendid setting on Friday, September 13 will be Harrogate’s Andrew Stewart DA, Dip Conservation.

With 25 years’ experience in the field of fine art, the witty and charming Andrew is an accredited member of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation.

In recent years his 108 Fine Art gallery in Harrogate has hosted major exhibitions of work by Alan Davie, Adrian Wiszniewski, Emerson Mayes, Norman Adams and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

One of the questions he will be seeking to address is ‘do you think art has gone mad in the last 10 years?’

Art lovers are invited to get in touch with New Lights if they are interested in joining him for drinks, talk and lively debate.

The night starts at 7.30pm for 8pm. For tickets, email info@newlights.org.uk or by calling Annette Petchey on 01765 600955.

The A Child of Five Could Do That! lecture ties in with the launch the following week of New Lights’ exhibition at Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate of the artists shortlisted for their annual prize.

For more information, visit www.newlights.org.uk