Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Press release: Art critic and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon to present at the 2014 Turner lecture



Press release
Art critic and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon to present at the 2014 Turner lecture

Annual Turner Lecture and dinner
Thursday 24 April 2014, 6pm
Turner Contemporary

Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the world’s leading art critics and is the broadcaster of numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British ArtRenaissance and Art of Eternity and is a regular presenter on the Culture Show.  Andrew will share his extensive knowledge of the visual arts in a lecture at Turner Contemporary as part of the 2014 ‘Annual Turner Lecture and Dinner’. The fundraising event, supported by media partner KM Group, takes place on Thursday 24 April 2014 at Turner Contemporary.

Andrew Graham-Dixon states:
“I am delighted to be speaking at Turner Contemporary as part of this year’s Turner Lecture and Dinner. The evening event is a wonderful initiative to raise vital funds for the gallery. It is critical that we support leading arts organisations such as Turner Contemporary to continue their work and sustain the long term future of the arts in the UK.”

The evening begins with a drinks reception at 6pm in Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery beneath the striking new commission, 'Atmosphere' (2014), by renowned ceramic artist and author Edmund de Waal. The reception is followed by Andrew Graham-Dixon’s lecture and finally a three course dinner served overlooking ‘the loveliest skies in all Europe’ with a spring inspired menu.

The annual dinner will raise funds for Turner Contemporary’s future exhibitions, learning and community outreach programmes. To date, approximately 45,000 visitors have come through Turner Contemporary’s schools, family and community programmes. Turner Contemporary’s learning programme is changing the way people experience art, using practical philosophy to make art accessible and inspiring to the next generation. The gallery’s community projects such as the Blank Canvas intergenerational group and the Youth Navigator programme are having a real impact on individual lives, changing aspirations and providing useful skills for future employment.  Since opening on 16 April 2011, over one million people have visited Turner Contemporary.

For tickets to this year’s Turner Lecture and Dinner please book online viawww.turnercontemporary.org or email support@turnercontemporary.org.  Bookings made before 31 March 2014 will take advantage of our special ticket price £85 per person (full price £100) and £600 per table of 8 (full price £700).

This Annual Turner Lecture and Dinner 2014 is supported by KM Group
Image credits:

Turner Lecture and Dinner. Photo Ady Kerry
Andrew Graham-Dixon

Turner Contemporary
Kent CT9 1HGTel: +44 (0) 1843 233 000Fax: +44 (0)1843 233029

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