Visually impaired visitors are invited to join us for an audio-described touch tour, followed by a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the exhibition David Hockney: Ways of Working.
An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. This exhibition takes an in-depth look at Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, spanning six decades of creative output.
Tracing the artist’s practice, the display includes photographs of Hockney seen working in his studio, with several images that relate to specific works in the exhibition. In addition, it introduces a never-seen-before 14-page letter where Hockney himself describes his work processes.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is devoted to David Hockney’s methods of printmaking, covering a variety of different techniques. Paintings present examples of Hockney working in oil, acrylic and emulsion paint, dating from the 1950s to more recent works.
The artist’s highly-recognisable photographic “joiner” collages also featured, alongside drawings in watercolour, coloured chalks, pencil and ink, and – merging drawing and his fascination with new technologies – digital illustrations on the iPad.
Limited spaces available. Advance booking required. Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.