Nihilism and Hope: Francis Bacon Talk by Colin Pink

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Nihilism and Hope: Francis Bacon Talk by Colin Pink

February 7 @7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crop from ‘Three Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ Francis Bacon (1944) on display at Tate Britain

Nihilism and Hope: Francis Bacon

On the last day of the DANCE OF DARKNESS exhibition by Joe Edward we invite you to join us for a Francis Bacon talk by award-winning script writer and poet Colin Pink.

Thursday 7th February, 7-9pm, free to attend (please arrive by 7pm to get seated for the talk!)

Francis Bacon is one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. Perhaps more than any other artist he captured the darkness at the heart of human experience. His work reflects the anxiety of a world reeling from the impact of the Second World War, the holocaust and the atomic threat of the cold war. In this talk we’ll examine Bacon’s work in the context of his personal, artistic and intellectual experiences and utilise concepts from existentialism and semiotics to unpack the meaning of his work, which explores abjection and treads a tightrope between nihilism and hope.


Colin Pink is a professional writer (an award winning scriptwriter and poet) and a trained coach-facilitator. He has an MA in the History of Art, curates art exhibitions and writes about art.


February 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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