Join Lunchtime Talks at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition

Over the coming weeks, a series of lunchtime talks will run in conjunction with the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition at York St Mary’s – York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space. With leading artists and professionals in the art world presenting these discussions, there is an opportunity to gain significant insight into the latest developments in the practice and curation of art.

Lunchtime Talks
12.30pm – 1.00pm at York St Marys
These talks are open to the public and free to attend.

Wednesday 7 May
Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, debates the challenges of curating in the post-medium age.

Wednesday 21 May
James Boaden, lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, talks about the evolution of artists’ film, drawing upon the works in this exhibition.

Wednesday 28 May
Cherie Federico, Director of Aesthetica Magazine and judge for the Aesthetica Art Prize, explains the selection process for the shortlisted artists.

Wednesday 4 June
Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development North for the Contemporary Art Society, talks about widening the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN.
Until 22 June. Open daily, 10am – 5pm. Free admission. Vote in the People’s Choice Award at the gallery.

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1. Aesthetica Art Prize Installation. Photo credit: Jim Poyner.