Virtual Gallery Tour – Giacometti

Event Details


When: 10 Jul -
Friday 10:00 am
Price: £20 pp (£30 for two)

Friday 10 July


£20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).

Join artist and lecturer Nick Pearson on a retrospective tour of the Giacometti exhibition shown at the Tate Modern May-September 2017.

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman: Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognizable works of modern art. Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition underlined Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse and Picasso as one of the great painter-sculptors of the 20th century. It showcased the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades, from early works and his Surrealist period to the iconic bronze figure sculptures such as Walking Man I, 1960.

Nick’s ‘tours’ take the form of illustrated slide lectures. If you sign up, you’ll be sent a pdf with high-resolution images that you can easily flick through on screen, or print out and follow as he takes to the floor on Zoom, with projected images on his studio wall. These projected, filmed and transmitted images won’t be as sharp as those we’ll be sending you on the pdf, but will allow Nick to point things out as he speaks, in an attempt to make the presentation as much like a live lecture as possible.

The two hour tour and Nick’s notes (emailed afterwards) costs £20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).

About the Tutor

Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. Nick first studied on the Art & Design Foundation Course at Leeds (Jacob Kramer) College of Art and continued his studies at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Stourbridge College of Art.

He lectures on modern art and design history and runs other, short art & design units at London College of Contemporary Arts, OPEN Ealing and Richmond Adult Community College.