The Life and Work of Chris Ofili – GI 21 071 (Online)
20 October 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 20 October 2021
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 October 2021
Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)Go to all Courses
Born in Manchester in 1968, Chris Ofili rose to prominence in the early 1990s and went on to win the Turner Prize in 1998. He creates exotic artworks with paint, glitter, collage, map pins and elephant dung. Ofili’s dynamic body of work cleverly combines painterly and cultural elements. The subject matter ranges from the sacred and profane, to the personal and political, and reflects both popular culture and high art. Ofili’s images focus on concepts of beauty and simultaneously embody messages about black culture and history.
About the Speaker
Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.
Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.
Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.
Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.