Jeff Nuttall: prankster in the underground
|7 February 2017
|12:00 - 13:00
|What is it:
|The John Rylands Library
|Venue opening hours:
|Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm
|Who is it for:
The archive of Lancashire born Jeff Nuttall is the source of The John Rylands Library’s current, major exhibition, ‘Off Beat’, which showcases Nuttall’s work and correspondence with many of the leading Beat Generation and Underground poets, artists and writers of the 1960s and 70s.
Although a multi-talented and creatively ground-breaking figure, Nuttall has been largely overlooked since his death in 2004. Committed to the avant-garde, he wrote poetry, fiction and socio-cultural criticism, painted, sculpted, played jazz cornet, and devised performance art throughout his life.
Nuttall and the international network of counterculture talents he connected with are explored in the exhibition.
Janette Martin, who curates his archive will give an overview of the collection and its great research potential. Jay Jeff Jones, co-curator of ‘Off Beat’, writer, editor and friend of Nuttall, will provide some insight to the man himself and exactly what the underground was, and why it mattered.
No need to book, just turn up.
Travel and Contact Information
John Rylands Research Institute and Library