Lectures and films to bring iconic artist to life during Warhol Croydon month.

Creative arts experts from the UK and the US are lined up to provide insights into the life and works of Andy Warhol as part of a month-long tribute to the world-renowned artist being staged in Croydon, 30 years after his death.

Workshops, lectures and film screenings dedicated to Warhol form just part of an exciting programme of free events being delivered throughout September by Croydon’s RISEgallery, with support from Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) and Croydon Council.

Speakers on Warhol the artist, his life and his works include:

Henry Koelsch: An avid art collector and expert in Andy Warhol limited edition prints, Henry Koelsch is a consultant at one of the largest pop art galleries in the US and specialises in first-quality artwork by Andy Warhol.

Jean Wainwright: Director and Professor of Fine Art and Photography at the University of Creative Arts, Jean has gained insights into many personal aspects of Warhol’s life following meetings with his family.

Gary Needham: An expert on experimental and alternative film-making histories, Gary is faculty member at the University of Liverpool.

Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison: One of the world’s leading post-war pop art specialists, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, owner of the RISEgallery and founder of several leading art projects.

Joanna Straczowski: A Warhol expert and PHD student at the University of Liverpool, Joanna specialises in looking at art philosophically.

Some extraordinary footage of Warhol plus some of his own iconic films will also be screened as part of September’s commemorations at the David Lean Cinema, in Croydon’s Clocktower complex, including: