The work of inspirational architect Dame Zaha Hadid to be explored in Chichester

Arts Society Programme Secretary Sandy Barnett (R) and Chair Susie Jardine (L)
Arts Society Programme Secretary Sandy Barnett (R) and Chair Susie Jardine (L)

Members of the Arts Society, Chichester will gain an insight into the work of inspirational architect Dame Zaha Hadid at the Society’s next regular lecture on Tuesday, February 12 (Assembly Rooms, North Street).

Spokeswoman Cathy Clark said: “The late Dame Zaha was a pioneering Iraqi-born British architect who rejected 90° angles to produce designs of seamless fluidity.

“Controversial at times, her legacy includes the remarkable Guangzhon Opera House in China; the forthcoming Al Wakrah stadium in Quatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and inspired by the sails of traditional Dhow boats; and the iconic Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics, inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion.

“ She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and won the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011.

“Returning guest lecturer for the Arts Society, Anthea Streeter, will be expanding on this extraordinary architectural legacy and also discussing Dame Zaha’s early abstract paintings which are of particular interest. Anthea studied fine and decorative arts in London and Harvard universities and developed a special interest in 20th-century architecture and design. She has taught at Oxford and London colleges.

“Members are permitted to bring guests for a suggested £5 donation, up to a maximum audience of 180. For more details visit”

The next Arts Society lecture is entitled The Art of Light, Stained Glass in the City of London’ on Tuesday, March 12 2019.

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