After a long pandemic-driven hiatus the Art Talks in collaboration with Soho House returns! I have gently re-jigged the format, in honour of Nick Jones’ wonderful partner, Kirsty Young, we will be running ‘Desert Island Art’, in which artists discuss (about) eight works that have inspired, interested, informed their working practice.
Contact me at my email here for guest list and more information
For several years I have had the pleasure of being a tour leader for the excellent travel company Kirker Holidays. I have led tours to Venice for opera and art, to Rome and the surrounding country for visits to the fabulous villas and gardens, to Pesaro for the renowned Rossini festival, to Florence, Lucca, Genoa and much more.
The tours are for, as they say, ‘The discerning traveller’ and guests stay in four star hotels with delicious meals and wonderful visits to be experienced.
Talks & Tours
Since 2008 I have been working in association with Soho House in presenting a series of talks that usually take place in the form of conversations with artists, curators, directors, critics and journalists to discuss their upcoming shows, previous work or a potential project. It may be a well-known critic or commentator talking us through upcoming events such as Frieze London or The Venice Biennale. It’s like an informal ‘chat-show’ and the audience are encouraged to participate with questions and observations.
John Hall Venice
I am a director of The John Hall Venice Course, started by my father in 1965. Together with a team of experts we immerse a group of intelligent and inquisitive students who have finished school and are taking time off before university or art school, in European and global culture.
The core of the programme is six weeks spent living in Venice with 30-40 like-minded individuals, attending lectures and presentations on a massive variety of subjects, ranging from art and art history, cinema, music, philosophy, poetry, conservation, climate science, evolution, astrophysics and much more. Extra weeks in Florence and Rome.