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What is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Children and Families 

  • Chatsworth House Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP (map)

Why do some artists use eggshells, chocolate and crushed cars to make their art? Are two giant hamburgers always better than one? Who trained as a hairdresser before becoming a famous artist? Can splashes and scribbles make a great painting? Which artist loves rollercoasters, and who made an exhibition for an audience of dogs? Join sisters Suzy and Jacky Klein at Chatsworth's Art Out Loud Festival to answer all this and more, in an interactive talk exploring the wonderful world of contemporary art. Looking at everything from unusual materials to innovative techniques, secret identities to soup cans, bright lights to bold ideas, they invite children and families to respond to, question and enjoy some of the most exciting art of our time.