Art and Landscape at Art Out Loud 2018

By Sotheby's

Art Out Loud at Chatsworth is the only UK weekend festival of public talks about art, and takes place in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth, Derbyshire. Speakers at this year’s event include artists Linder Sterling, Idris Khan, and 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid. They will be joined by art historian Dan Cruickshank, celebrated architects John Pawson, Amanda Levete and RIBA 2017 Stirling Prize winner Alex de Rijke.


Lubaina Himid made history in 2017 as the first black woman – and the oldest artist – to win the Turner Prize. Her multidisciplinary practice exposes the politics of race and gender through wide-ranging visual mediums using found ceramics, painting and large-scale cutouts. At the festival, she will be in conversation with Dr Zoe Whitley, curator of International Art at the Tate Modern, exploring art as activism, political acts of curating and the sheer joy of art making.


Chatsworth’s first ever artist-in-residence, Linder Sterling will be joined by Lord Burlington to discuss her Chatsworth exhibition, Her Grace Land, and its unparalleled poly-sensory approach to the past, present and future.

David Dawson was Lucian Freud’s model, devoted assistant, adviser and friend – and featured in seven of Freud’s paintings. He will be joined by Martin Gayford (subject of Freud’s portrait Man with a Blue Scarf) for a unique insight and examination into the life and work of Lucian Freud, and the complex relationship between artist, sitter and portrait.

Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Peter Murray and sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard share a passion for sculpture and landscape and together will discuss the evolution of YSP and Ursula’s progress from minimalism to the creation of monumental works for the open air.


Art Out Loud runs from 21-23 September 2018 at Chatsworth, and is sponsored by Sotheby's.

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All festival tickets and festival day tickets include entry to the garden from 10am - 6pm and free car parking. Tickets can be upgraded to include entry to the house at a reduced price (open from 11am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm).

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