York Festival of Ideas,26th June, 6.30 pm.Talk and DiscussionAustin Wright, dryads and the lure of the North

Austin Wright's Dryad outside Heslington Hall

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Wednesday 26 June 2013, 6.30pm
Free admission
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Derwent College D/056, University of York (See URL link)
The career of York-based sculptor Austin Wright (1911–1997) is said to have been limited by his decision to live and work in the North of England rather than court favour in the South. One of his works, Dryad (1984), situated by Heslington Hall, will provide a focus for a discussion around the importance of place and the pull of the metropolis as defining factors in how artists develop their ideas and reputations.