Starts: 16 November 2018
Ends: 16 November 2018
Location: The Brewery, Hartham Lane, Hertford
by Mark Hudson and Justin Krish
Filmed largely at Davies’s house near Hertford, the film includes unique footage from various phases of his life, from his heyday in 1960 to shortly before his death in 2014, providing a compelling portrait of this original and enigmatic artist, musician and poet.
There will be a short reception to give those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy the “Let us Leap” exhibition and a chance to learn more about our project.
There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A after the film.
We look forward to welcoming you Friday 16th November at 7pm
Tickets are available at Hertford Theatre Box Office either in person or follow this link https://hertfordtheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873598098
Alan Davie was born in Grangemouth, Scotland in 1920. Davie began his career as a poet and jazz musician before becoming a painter, combining these disciplines throughout the rest of his career. Harnessing his engagement with jazz, Zen Buddhism and prehistoric cultures, his innovative drawings and paintings are the result of a highly improvisatory process that place emphasis on free association and artistic intuition.
For over 65 years Davie exhibited in the UK and internationally, with work held in many of the world’s major public collections including MoMA, New York; Tate, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. He died, aged 93 in Hertfordshire in 2014 just before a display of his work curated by Helen Little opened at Tate Britain, London.
About the Film Makers
Mark Hudson is the Chief Art Critic of the Daily Telegraph, and multi-award-winning author. His most recent book is Titian, the Last Days.
Justin Krish is a Bafta-winning film editor. His films include Bend It Like Beckham, Nanny McPhee and most recently Blinded by the Light.