This one-day symposium at the Herbert Museum & Art Gallery is intended to reconsider the development and exploration of abstract painting during the 1980s in the UK.

Cost of this event is £30 for institutionally affiliated attendees and £20 for doctoral students and independent artists. This will cover refreshments and a buffet during the networking event. Tickets can be purchased online at

After the symposium there will be a drinks reception from 16:30 – 20:00 in the Lanchester Gallery, which will offer an opportunity for attendees to see the exhibition.