03. December 2010 · Comments Off on Brushing Eternity in the Presence of Blake · Categories: Society News

6.30pm Tuesday 7 December 2010The City of Westminster Archives Centre10 St. Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE – just off Parliament Square.Assheton Gorton : Brushing Eternity in the Presence of Blake – A Craftsman’s TaleEternity is in love with the productions of time and at work in a studio many of us find ourselves close to Blake where the exercise of a craft is an act of divinity. This Talk is a craftsman’s tale where god is not the problem, god is the question; where we seek visions in a childhood valley, looking over Darwin towards eternity.Assheton Gorton is a Production Designer, print maker and Master of the Art Workers Guild. He studied architecture at  Cambridge and fine art at the Slade.  From 1956 to 1963 he worked at ABC Television designing 45 plays for Armchair Theatre.  Turning to the cinema, he was art director on Richard Lester’s The Knack and Antonioni’s Blow Up, and then went on to design many other influential film productions including  Get Carter and The French Lieutenant’s Woman. In this same period he built his own workshops and studio in order to develop his own ideas, working on an etching press and then computers to try to reposition the illuminated Book of Blake’s legacy at the centre of our lives.

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