Maria Lancaster speaking about the work of Cecil Collins, visionary artist, poet, thinker and educator

Maria Lancaster speaking about the work of Cecil Collins, visionary artist, poet, thinker and educator

When:
October 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2018-10-31T14:00:00+00:00
2018-10-31T15:30:00+00:00
Where:
London Inter Faith Centre
125 Salusbury Rd
London NW6 6RG
UK
Cost:
£5
Contact:
Laurence Hillel
07801286819

 

Born in 1908, Cecil Collins was a contemporary of John Piper, Paul Nash, Winifred Nicholson, David Jones and Francis Bacon, to name but a few.

Initially a part of the British Surrealist movement, Collins was to withdraw and follow his unique and very personal path.  Richard Morphet, Tate Gallery curator and organiser of the Cecil Collins retrospective at the Tate, writes: ‘Through the later 1960s I slowly became aware of what a distinctive vision he had and found myself pulled towards this extraordinary world he was able to evoke.  A mysterious world, just outside one’s ken and yet curiously recognisable at the same time…To my mind he was a national and international treasure.’

 Maria Lancaster will introduce the work of Cecil Collins.  Maria studied with Cecil Collins at Central St Martins in the 1970s.  She has organised two conferences on Cecil Collins and his work to mark his centenary.  Maria is a practising artist whose work has integrated some of Cecil’s methods of drawing.  She lives and works in London.