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‘Banksy in Dorset’: by Professor Paul Gough

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Date: Thursday 9 December 2021
Time: 18.30-19.30
Location: AUB Campus


This lecture is the first in the AUB Open Lecture Series

The AUB Open lectures are a series of events sharing specialist knowledge on topics of design thinking and creative practice. The lectures support the university's commitment to its civic agenda.

The first in the series explores the world of Banksy, from one of the UK’s leading commentators, AUB Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough.

About this event

This illustrated lecture will explore the nature of the business operation that has kept Banksy in the public eye for the past decade, a model that wilfully eschews conventional approaches to marketing, ignores the pricing structure of the gallery system, and yet still allows for charitable interventions that promote good causes, whilst keeping the artist's works engaging, entertaining and edgy.

Described by the mainstream and arts press (but explicitly not by himself) as an 'expert', Gough will share his insights into working with Banksy and his people since writing his first book in 2012. Along with insights on working with international media and a vast swathe of the public, he will reflect on what can be learned by business and industry from the irreverent and awkward behaviours of the urban calligrapher, operating under the trademark of 'Banksy'.

Event timings

6.00pm – join us for a drink and tour the current 'Crossing the Line' exhibition in The Gallery at Arts University Bournemouth, a dedication to urban street art and graffiti, featuring works by Banksy, D*Face, Miss Van, Shepard Fairey and more.

6.30pm – lecture starts

7.30pm – event finishes

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