Bradford will be one of only a handful of places outside London for people to see a new film about David Hockney.
A screening of David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture 2012 and 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016, will be shown at Cartwright Hall on Saturday November 25 at 2pm.
The screening gives people the opportunity to understand and appreciate in more depth the Bradford-born artist and his two recent blockbuster exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Arts London, in the very building Hockney visited as a child and which now houses a recently opened permanent gallery of his works.
People will have the opportunity to viewBradford’s own collection of David Hockney’s work in the gallery which was opened in Bradford Council’s civic art gallery to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Widely considered Britain’s most popular living artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.
The film features expert insights from Martin Gayford, art critic at The Spectator, Jonathan Jones, art critic at The Guardian and Edith Devaney Senior Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts who twice sat for Hockney.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “The film really ties into the approach we have taken in our new Gallery. The film provides interesting background and previously unseen footage of the artist and his work.”
A limited number of tickets for the film which will be screened in the historic panelled gallery in Cartwright Hall, are £5 and available from the gallery or by calling 01274 431212.