Educating Damien

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Tonight I arrived late at “The Tetley” for an ‘old-school’ lecture where Glyn Thompson a writer, educator, art historian and curator who famously taught Damien Hirst at Jacob Kramer College, Leeds in 1983-1984. His lecture entitled “Boho or Boohoo” was witty and highly-engaging just as it had been billed to be. He spoke on whether Hirst is merely the personification of the bohemian stereotype, since he just happened to be in the right places at the right time.

I also had a quick tour around the six rooms of Hirst’s early work, had a lovely supper & went home more inspired to get sketching, in case I’m in the right place at the right time.

I also loved the printed quotes against the bright orange wall, my favourite cites the”Artist as shamen, go-between, social catalyst, magical interpolations from the other world” and I really like that idea.


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