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Art History, Beyond painting, beyond sculpture - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Duration: Thursdays 11pm-12:30pm, 10 week course

Price: £160

Run by: Clare Walsh
at New Brewery Arts

New Brewery Arts
Brewery Court

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About the Course

What happens when all the art traditions have been broken? Where does art go after modernism and how do artists make art when cultural authority has been challenged?
This course will explore the wide and diverse approaches to art in more recent years when we have come to see that there is no longer one dominant style or movement in art. Artists are now working in a pluralistic, multi-cultural, global society in which advances in technology offer endless possibilities. We shall look at some of the ways in which the universality of modernism was challenged, exploring works by feminist and multicultural artists. We shall also look at some of the galleries and exhibitions which brought new ideas to the forefront such as the Sensation exhibition of 1997 at The Royal Academy (once the hallowed ground of conservatism) and The Turner Prize at the Tate. We shall look at art that is made outside the gallery; art that is not intended to be permanent and art that is performed.

The course aims to examine some of the new ways we now have to think about art; we can’t always apply aesthetics to our judgement of art but with a more open-minded approach we can allow artists to speak for and to a wider audience.

You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio.

What you will need:All tools and materials will be provided.

First Class: Thursday 17th January
No Class: Thursday 22nd February
Last Class: Thursday 28th March

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