‘In the Picture' - a talk by Andrew Graham Dixon

In this wide-ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation. He will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings.  

Andrew Graham-Dixon is the most gifted art critic of his generation. Unsparing, witty and probing, with a supple style, a real passion for the concrete body of art and a clear sense of its social environment, he encourages you to think and feel




Born in London in 1960, Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC and other independents; and has a long history of public service in the field of the visual arts. Andrew has written a number of books about art and artists – his most recent was a biography of Caravaggio, and he is currently working on a similarly in-depth project about Vermeer.

Andrew lectures and tours all over the world with many different audiences and has been a visiting professor for the Guardian Masterclass in Journalism in partnership with Lincoln University, and an Ambassador for the Princes Teaching Institute.


Event: Thursday 2 May 2024, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm which includes the gallery and café/bar.)

Tickets: £20/18 concession, which includes admission to Grayson Perry: Essex House Tapestries during the evening of the talk and up to 12 Jun 2024 (gallery capacity restrictions means we cannot guarantee exhibition entry on the night)- please retain your "In The Picture" ticket for future entry.

 You will also receive a discount on website membership at andrewgrahamdixon.com, more information coming soon!

  • Andrew Graham-Dixon in a library

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