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About the Event
Lecturer Linda Smith
Rachel Whiteread is a Turner Prize winner, and one of the most important and respected British artists working today. In 2005, she provided one of the series of impressive site-specific sculptures for the enormous Tate Modern Turbine Hall. Her preoccupation with the hidden spaces in between things has resulted in an extraordinary range of objects which form a series of eloquent tributes to the silent and overlooked. This lecture gives an account of her career to date, showing examples of how she has used ordinary domestic objects to create enigmatic and evocative works of art. The range in scale of her works is huge: from tiny objects derived from light switches or hot-water bottles, to multi-component installations, to an entire house. In every case, the finished works reveal unexpected associations, and can be extremely moving. It was this quality which won her the prestigious commission to design a Holocaust Memorial for the city of Vienna, one of her most demanding and difficult assignments to date, but also one of the most successful.
Location Widcombe Social Club
Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City the quickest route on foot (a 10 minute stroll) is to walk over the foot bridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).
Cross over the juction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.
The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.
There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.
While there is still uncertainty about social distancing or any change in regulations, if we are unable to meet, our lectures will continue online on Zoom.
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