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Alberto Giacometti – GI 23 156 (Face to Face and Online)

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4 June 2024 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open University

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Date: 4 June 2024
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£21 – £25.5
Reference Code:
GI 23 156
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) was a strange man. Much loved by those who knew him, his punishingly rigorous schedule, ascetic way of life even after he was rich, speak of someone totally dedicated to his impossible vision and his unrelenting attempts to realise it, day after day. This dedication and singular vision gave us a body of work – drawings, paintings, and sculpture – unlike any other.

This is a repeat course.


Alberto Giacometti in his studio in Montparnasse, Paris, photographed by his wife Annette. Image: Archives Fondation Giacometti © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2019 via Wikimedia Commons.

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About the Speaker

Ronnie Ireland



Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.

He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.

The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.

His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.    


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