Drawing the Line Somewhere

On Saturday 11th May Artist David Lucas gave a thought provoking talk on boundaries. He gave an artists viewpoint on the line between the individual and the wider community. Between freedom and social constraints. Between left and right in politics. The talk was followed by a lively discussion and was enjoyed by all. To hear David’s talk and see his accompanying presentation see the links below.

Drawing the line MP3 audio recording

The Wonderbird – David Lucas

Drawing the Line Somewhere   Speaker: David Lucas  
G.K. Chesterton said, “Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere”. The same is true of politics.
But ‘drawing the line somewhere’ is not a straightforward business. What is drawing? What is a line? Drawing has a double nature – a line can do two very different jobs. And we see the same divide, between two very different ways of thinking, in politics. Today our society seems cut down the middle. Can art actually point the way toward unity?
Award-winning children’s author & illustrator, David talks about boundaries in art, life, politics & religion.


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