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13 February 2020MAD MEN & ARTISTS
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09 May 2019GARDEN MAKER: HAROLD PETO
11 April 2019Masonry, Manuscripts & Music
14 March 2019RUSSIA LOOKS AT ITSELF: History through the ages.
14 February 2019SAME OLD, SAME NEW - ART COMPARISON
10 January 2019THE TREASURES OF FAR CATHAY
08 November 2018GETTING UNDER THEIR SKINS - Finding character & story in Renaissance Art
11 October 2018TURNER VERSUS CONSTABLE - The great British Paint-off
13 September 2018THE CAMDEN TOWN PAINTERS
14 June 2018FOOD AND ART THROUGH THE AGES
10 May 2018CHILDREN AS ARTISTS
12 April 2018HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT NOISE? The Opera Singer Phenomenon
08 March 2018THE ART AND CULTURE OF FIN-de-SIECLE VIENNA
08 February 2018THE ART OF APOLOGY & ATONEMENT: How Germany commemorates WW2 in memorials and counter-memorials
11 January 2018FABER & FABER - 90 years of excellence in cover design
09 November 2017CARDIFF CASTLE - In depth, height and behind the closed doors! 7.00pm
12 October 2017THE GLASGOW BOYS 7.00pm
14 September 2017GILES - The life and works of a great cartoonist 7.00pm
08 June 2017THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO 7.00pm
11 May 2017THE HORSE AND HORSEMAN from George Stubbs (1724 - 1806) to Mark Wallinger (born 1959) 7.00pm
13 April 2017THE TREASURES OF THE WALLACE COLLECTION 7.00pm
09 March 2017IINSPIRED BY STONEHENGE 7.00pm
09 February 2017FOREIGNERS IN LONDON 1526 - 1677 : Artists who altered the course of British Art 7.00pm
12 January 2017HIDDEN CANVASSES - Street Art and the City 7.00pm
10 November 2016FABERGE The Life and work of the World's Greatest Goldsmith 7.00pm
13 October 2016THE HISTORY OF MAGIC through Art and Pictures 7.00pm
08 September 2016The Joys of Impressionism INAUGURAL LECTURE 7.00pm
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MAD MEN & ARTISTS Tony Rawlins Thursday 13 February 2020

Tony was educated at  Highgate School, starting his career in advertising in 1965 as a mail boy in J.Walter Thompson. Graduating through the training system there to become an account director he worked in a number of agencies before setting up on his own in 1985, primarily to handle Guinness accounts in Africa and the Caribbean, where he produced many commercials and ads for them over a period of 15 years. He remains active in the industry, but now concentrates on more philanthropic projects - producing a film in the rural villages of Nigeria for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and recently completing a sanitation project in Haiti after it was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.  

He has been a member of The Arts Society for many years. His lecturing experience includes presenting to client groups, sales conferences, students of creative advertising in the UK and overseas, on creative and marketing strategies.

 Mad Men and Artists

Fine art has provided advertisers and their agencies with a great deal of material to use in their creative campaigns.

Tony describes some of the processes by which these advertisements have been created and why the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo have been a particularly rich source. From the Renaissance through to the present day fine art continues to provide opportunities to enhance Brand imagery with admiration, humour, satire and irony.

In an entertaining and informative lecture Tony uses a wide range of visuals and video to show examples of the original works, the creative process and the (not always entirely successful) advertisements that are the end result.