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A look ahead to Art Out Loud at Chatsworth

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:22 14 September 2018

Felicity Aylieff

Felicity Aylieff

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Chatsworth’s weekend festival of art returns from 21st to 23rd September with talks by pre-eminent artists, curators, collectors and writers

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In a year that has seen Chatsworth restored to its full glory following the 10-year renovation programme, an appreciation of architecture and design has been woven through this fourth festival. The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire will be joined by the specialist conservation architect who directed the works and the curator of the current exhibition ‘Chatsworth Renewed: the house, past, present and future’ in a talk on the second day of the festival. Also on the list of speakers is John Pawson, an architect famous for his minimalist aesthetic, and one of the UK’s leading female architects Amanda Levete. Author Kate Hubbard and artist Ed Kluz take a more historical view with a look at Bess of Hardwick’s houses, Trevor Osborne and James Berresford discuss the history of Buxton Crescent and historian Dan Cruickshank talks about his recent journey through Syria. There will also be five short talks about architecture by students as part of the Derbyshire Educational Trust programme.

The art aspect is catered for with talks from, amongst others, 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid, Chatsworth’s first artist-in-residence Linder Sterling and leading British artist Idris Khan.

Gardens – as well as Education and Family – are another ongoing theme, with gardening writer Anna Pavord discussing the art of ‘marshalling nature’.

Ticket holders can take advantage of the magical venue on the South Lawn to visit Chatsworth’s Garden and enjoy the autumn sculpture exhibition which will focus on the Estate’s own sculpture.

Festival Programme

21st: 10am ‘ARTiculation - Inspired by buildings’ 12 noon Lubaina Himid in conversation with Zoe Whitley
2.30pm John Pawson ‘It’s all about architecture’; Idris Khan ‘Conflicting Lines’
4.30pm Alex de Rijke and Kate Darby in conversation with RIBA’s Marie Bak Mortensen; Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Peter Murray and sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard ‘Art without walls’.

22nd: 10am David Dawson and Martin Gayford ‘Lucian Freud: Portraits’; Axel Vervoordt ‘Universal Art’
12 noon The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Peter Inskip and Anna Farthing ‘Living with the builders’; Alice Rawsthorn ‘Design as an Attitude’
2.30pm Amanda Levete ‘History & modernity: a tale of two museums’; Kate Hubbard and Ed Kluz ‘Bess of Hardwick and her Houses’
4.30pm Dan Cruickshank ‘Palmyra 2018: the death and life of history in a troubled land’; Linder Sterling in conversation with Lord Burlington ‘Pray send me a Photograph’.

23rd: 10am Tim Knox ‘Looking after the Royal Collection’; Anna Pavord and Ann Treneman ‘The Curious Gardener: marshalling nature and the joy of getting your hands dirty’
12 noon Todd Longstaffe-Gowan ‘Enhancing Paradise: two contemporary West Indian gardens’; Jacky and Suzy Klein ‘What is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Children and Families’
2.30pm Peter Brookes with Anna Treneman ‘Interesting Times: cartooning recent political earthquakes for The Times’; Felicity Aylieff and Natasha Daintry in conversation with Kate Brindley ‘From the sublime to the perilous – making pots in porcelain’
4.30pm Trevor Osborne and James Berresford ‘Buxton Crescent – Restoration and Renaissance’.

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