Find out more about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei next week

The lecture by Frank Woodgate – “Everything is art, Everything is Politics” – examines the provocative and often beautiful work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.


The fourth Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture of the season takes place on 21st January at Quay Arts as Frank Woodgate presents “Everything is art, Everything is Politics”.

This lecture will examine the provocative and often beautiful work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the context of dissident art in China, Europe and South America, and examine some of his sources of inspiration, including the Russian Constructivist, Vladimir Tatlin and the leading Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp.

Lecturer’s background
Frank has a wealth of knowledge, working is a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, a lecturer at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, for the National Trust, the Art Fund and other organisations. He’s also a lecturer for Tate on P&O Cruises. A lecturer to NADFAS (the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) throughout Britain, and to related organisations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Where and when
The lectures at Quay Arts Centre, Newport begin at 8pm, but the cafe is open from 6.30pm if anyone wants to take advantage of a light meal or drinks before the lecture.

The cost to visitors is £7.

Find out more about the VDFAS by visiting the Website.

Image: home_of_chaos under CC BY 2.0

Friday, 15th January, 2016 11:39am



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Mark Francis

He had a million ceramic poppy seeds made so that the western chattering classes could marvel at how cheap Chinese labour could be in the undertaking of utterly futile tasks.
Everything is political? Yeah- you don’t say?