Date(s) - Monday, 9 March 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Paul’s Church
When the doors of the International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London in June 1936, the British public had its first direct encounter with a European avant-garde literary and artistic circle. What attracted over 1,000 visitors a day to the exhibition? How did some of the works in the show strike a chord with a particular British Surrealist sensibility? In this talk, Chantal Condron explores how the ‘non-sense’ of the work of artists including Paul Nash, Eileen Agar and John Banting reflected the deeper concerns of an increasingly unsettled Europe.
Manages the public programme – from behind the scenes tours and Open House visits, to on-site art talks for young to adult audiences. She researches the Collection to discover new stories and themes for wider engagement. Chantal is currently planning a new public programme for their new site in 2020.