Drinking with Gilbert and George 1972 - 76

Lynda Morris
Friday 2 May, 8pm
£5

A3 will be transformed into licensed gin bar to host a reprise of Lynda Morris's celebrated talk about dancing and drinking with Gilbert and George in the early 70s.

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Lynda has requested that gin and tonic with ice and a slice is served in glass tumblers (Gordon's, of course) and all tickets booked in advance includes a G & T on the house.

Lynda worked for the Nigel Greenwood Gallery who represented Gilbert & George in London in the early 1970's. Together they went drinking and dancing between 1972 and 1976 and through her talk she will describe the development of Gilbert & George's Drinking Sculptures and her experience of being part of those 'drinking sculptures'.

By tracing these drinking sessions and their participants the talk gives some historical background on the work of this period. It culminates with Gilbert & George's growing awareness of the darkening political climate in the UK which was to lead to the election of Margaret Thatcher and social confrontations over race and organised labour.

The event is part of Digbeth First Friday


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