Out There: Saving Old Flo with Bob and Roberta Smith

Friday, 18 March 2016

19.30-21.00
The Screening Room
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

As part of Out There: Our Post-War Public Art The Museum of London chairs a discussion with Bob and Roberta Smith about the ‘Save Old Flo’ campaign.

In November 2012, Tower Hamlets Council announced its intention to sell Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman, to alleviate the impact of budget cuts. Affectionately named ‘Old Flo’ by local residents, the Council is now looking for a new home for her within the borough. Artist Bob and Roberta Smith discusses the ‘Old Flo-sch mob’ he staged and his pop-up exhibition, Old Flo: What do you think? which toured sites in Tower Hamlets in January 2013.  He also talks about his role in the wider campaign to keep ‘Old Flo’ in the East End.

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Bob and Roberta Smith will be in conversation with Dr Pat Hardy.

Dr Pat Hardy is Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings at the Museum of London, having studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art specialising in nineteenth century British art. The Museum of London's art collection contains a  broad chronological range of works with the common factor that it all relates to London subject matter. The preservation of artworks both in and of London is therefore an issue of great concern.

Patrick Brill, better known by his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith, is a British contemporary artist, writer, author, musician, art education advocate and keynote speaker. He is also an associate professor at Sir John Cass Department of Art at 
London Metropolitan University.


Out There: Our Post-War Public Art is part of
Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility



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