- Sun 18 Feb 2018
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
- Free entry, donations appreciated
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated: Exempt
Shot over three years, this unprecedented record of a major artist at work captures David Hockney’s return from California to paint the Yorkshire landscape of his childhood.
One of the defining figures of the modernist art movement, David Hockney has carved out a career of enviable longevity and stylistic diversity. Renowned for his L.A. based pool series and his large-scale landscapes, striking use of colour and inventive artistic vision. With unprecedented access to Hockney's working and personal life, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture intimately captures the 70-year-old on his return to Yorkshire after 25 years in California. Following a six-year hiatus from painting, Hockney once again reinvents his artistic method, endeavouring to capture the great British landscape in all weathers to create the largest painting ever made outdoors. Concurrently, Hockney meditates on his inspirations and motivations.
UK, 2009, Colour, 61 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Bruno Wollheim