Sat 8 June, 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Manchester Art Gallery, 2nd floor
Award-winning journalist Andrew Hill first saw Ford Madox Brown's 'Work' when he visited Manchester Art Gallery as a teenager. The painting inspired a lifelong interest in Victorian art and society , and spawned a play, articles - including a recreation of 'Work' for the Financial Times - and his new book 'Ruskinland', about the life, ideas and lasting influence of John Ruskin. In Ruskin's bicentenary year, Hill will talk about how the prescient ideas of Ruskin, Brown and others can show us how to work and see better today. Andrew will be available afterwards to sign copies of his book.