David Hockney's brother to give talk at Tweed Regional Gallery

David Hockney,  Bedlam

David Hockney, Bedlam

Get a greater insight to the innovations and motivations of David Hockney, the subject of Tweed Regional Gallery's first international touring exhibition, when the Gallery hosts an Up Late event this Saturday.

The UK artist's Australian-based brother, John Hockey, will join Tweed Regional Gallery Director Susi Muddiman and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Director Paul Brinkman for a conversation from 6.30pm.

The panel conversation will reflect on David Hockney's career, his exploration of digital technologies and concurrent exhibitions of Hockney's work in London and Melbourne.

Up Late will be held from 5-8pm, as part of a series of events on Saturday to accompany the current exhibition David Hockney: Words & Pictures.

David Hockney,  Self Portrait

David Hockney, Self Portrait

A free talk by John Hockney in the afternoon has booked out.

The Gallery cafe will be open for the evening. Drop in for wine and tapas from 5.30-6.30pm or stay for supper from 7.30-9pm. Bookings are essential by phoning (02) 6672 5088).

David Hockey has been described as "arguably Britain's greatest living painter" and in 2011 was voted by his peers as the most influential British artist of all time.

Drawn from the British Council's collection and direct from London, David Hockney: Words & Pictures presents four major suites of the artist's prints, produced between 1961 and 1977.

United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, the prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney's career when he established himself as a pioneer of the British Pop art movement. Collectively they offer insight to Hockney's beginnings and evolution as an artist.

The international collection will be supplemented by outstanding original Hockney etchings, lithographs and photocollages, including colourful portraits of the artist's mother and a self-portrait, kindly loaned to the Gallery by John Hockney

David Hockney: Words & Pictures will end at Tweed Regional Gallery on Sunday 17 September, before moving on for a limited time to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba.

This exhibition appears at Tweed Regional Gallery with the generous support of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

For more information, visit artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 6670 2790.