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26 March 2020Hockney Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

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Hockney Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 26 March 2020

This outing is to the National Portrait Gallery to see the first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, ‘David Hockney: Drawing from Life’. It will feature around 150 works, from the 1950s to the present day, that are currently held in public and private collections across the world, as well as from the David Hockney Foundation and the artist himself. Highlights will include a series of new portraits; coloured pencil drawings created in Paris in the early 1970s; composite Polaroid portraits from the 1980s; and a selection of drawings from an intense period of self-scrutiny during the 1980s when the artist created a self-portrait every day over a period of two months.

The coach will leave at 1pm from the KGV car park in Effingham, and then after the exhibition the coach will transfer us to Sloane Square so that you can have a meal in one of the restaurants there before the coach brings us back home, arriving back at the car park by 8:30pm. This way we avoid the rush hour traffic, and it also means that you don’t have to start preparing an evening meal when you arrive home! It also gives time to chat with each other about the exhibition, amongst other things, and socialise with other members.There are a number of restaurants in and around Sloane Square, which you would need to pre-book yourself. But if you would be travelling on your own, please let us know, as we will be booking a number of tables at Cote Brasserie on Sloane Square. Of course you may prefer to take yourself off elsewhere after visiting the exhibition, and just arrive back at Sloane Square for the return coach home.

Ticket price is £38 (£30 if you are an Art Fund member), and tickets will go on sale at the January lecture.