David Hockney early years talk at Cartwright Hall, Bradford

Cartwright Hall manager Janet Simmonds in front of some of the early work by David Hockney

David Hockney

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A talk is to be given about the early work of David Hockney at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, next month.

Christopher Simon Sykes, author of Hockney: The Biography, will talk about Hockney’s early life in support of David Hockney: The Early Years, which is currently on show at the gallery until April 14.

Sykes’s biography, published in 2011, focuses on the first 30 years of Hockney’s life.

Film-maker Bruno Wolheim returns to talk about his 2009 film for BBC1, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, which follows the Bradford-born artist over three years as he paints the East Yorkshire landscape.

Two free drop-in events, including a tour of the exhibition and a talk about Hockney, will be held on February 14 and March 14, from 2pm.

Christopher Sykes’s talk will be given on Sunday, February 10, from 2pm. David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, will be screened on Sunday, March 10, from 2pm.

Places are free but booking in advance is necessary for the talk and the film by contacting the gallery on (01274) 431212 or cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk.

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