Will Gompertz: See What You're Missing
Saturday May 4th, Noon
The Sir Bernard Miller Centre, Odney
Artists see the world differently. Join the ‘best teacher you never had’ (Guardian) as he takes us into the minds of artists to show us how to look at and experience the world with their heightened powers of perception. Discover how Rembrandt can help us see ourselves, how David Hockney helps us see nature, and how Frida Kahlo helps us see through pain. Discover how artists can stimulate our senses and help us appreciate life so we feel truly alive.
Will Gompertz is the Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, a much-loved national museum with a remarkable collection of art and artefacts spanning over three thousand years.
Previously Will was the Artistic Director of the Barbican Centre; the BBC's first ever Arts Editor, writing and presenting documentaries for BBC One and BBC Two, and hosting shows on Radio 2, Radio 4, and BBC 5-Live; and a Director of the Tate Galleries for 7 years.
Will has written three internationally best-selling non-fiction books on art which have been translated into more than twenty languages including See What You’re Missing: 31 Ways Artists Notice the World - and How You Can Too published in 2023. He has lectured on art across the globe, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Louvre in Paris.