Reynolds Debate ‘Who Pays for Art?’

Reynolds Debate ‘Who Pays for Art?’ with Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts.

As part of a Plymouth wide project to celebrate the life and work of ‘Britain’s greatest portrait painter’ Joshua Reynolds and his time in Plymouth, RIO, in partnership with the RSA, Arts Council England and the Royal Academy of Arts is delighted to host the ‘Who pays for Art’ drinks reception, presentation and panel debate.

Please join us for an evening of debate, discussion and celebration at Devonport Guildhall on Friday 4th March from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Tim Marlow is an art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene with impressive and wide-ranging experience in broadcasting and writing. He started his broadcasting career on radio, presenting Radio 4’s arts programme Kaleidoscope. He has also presented The Ticket (World Service) and The Green Room. Read more…

Leaving behind his Plymouth roots and Devonport studio Joshua Reynolds relocated to London; where, alongside other leading artists of the day, he became a central member of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures – the RSA. In 1760, along with other Fellows, Gainsborough, Hogarth et al, Reynolds staged the first combined exhibition of British artists at the RSA’s house. Read more…

Chaired by Lindsey Hall, CEO of the Real Ideas Organisation, other panelists include: Phil Gibby, Director of Arts Council South West; Mark Londesborough, Project Manager RSA; and Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council.

It is sure to be a fascinating and thought provoking evening.

This is a free event and booking is essential. You can book your free place below. For enquiries or further information, please email guildhall@realideas.org or call 0845 8621288.

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