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David Hockney: a graphic life, with Simon Elliott

David Hockney: a graphic life, with Simon Elliott
Thursday, 2nd November, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
*Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH
Bookings closed

Follow the journey of David Hockney’s exceptional life in a graphic novel format, in this illustrated talk

From his childhood in Bradford and early years making it as an artist, to his sun-drenched Los Angeles period, his triumphal return to the UK and his recent iPad drawings that proudly exclaim that ‘spring cannot be cancelled’, this charming biography traces the captivating life and times of David Hockney. Drawn entirely on an iPad in a fun, fully illustrated style – and in homage to Hockney’s own iPad drawings – this is a colourful, thought-provoking and joyous story of one of the world’s best-loved artists.

Simon Elliott is a criminal barrister, art obsessive and standup comedian. Inspired by Hockney’s message ‘spring cannot be cancelled’, and with time to fill (thanks to Covid), Simon engrossed himself in all things Hockney, learned how to paint on an iPad and began a journey to create this colourful and joyous biography with a twist.

Refreshments included… and a small discount on the book if bought on the night!


Bookings are closed for this event.