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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.

Chantal Condron, Curator, Public Engagement and Research

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.

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