Maggi Hambling and Louisa Buck

12 March 2019

Celebrated contemporary artist Maggi Hambling was joined in conversation by art critic and correspondent Louisa Buck, discussing Hambling’s wide–ranging practice, as well as her particular connection to, and work on Oscar Wilde.

This event took place as part of the public programme for The Oscar Wilde Temple

  1. Maggi Hambling (born 1945, Suffolk). In 1980 she became the First Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London, and in 1995 won the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield).

    Solo museum exhibitions include: Maggi Hambling, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1987; An Eye Through a Decade, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut, 1991; A Matter of Life and Death, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 1997; George Always, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2009; Maggi Hambling – The Wave, the Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, 2010; War Requiem, Installation, SNAP 2013 purchased for Aldeburgh Music by the Monument Trust; Wall of Water, The Hermitage, St Petersburg, USSR, 2013; Walls of Water, National Gallery, London 2014; War Requiem & Aftermath, Somerset House, London 2015; Touch, British Museum 2016 / 17.

  2. Louisa Buck is a British art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper since 1997. Her book, Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists was published by Thames & Hudson in October 2012. She is also an author or co-author of several books including Owning Art: The Contemporary Art Collector’s Handbook (co-authored with Judith Greer) (2006); Market Matters: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Art Market (2004); Moving Targets 2: A User’s Guide to British Art Now (2000); and Relative Values or What’s Art Worth? (co-authored with Philip Dodd) (1991). She was a jurist for the 2005 Turner Prize.

  3. Francis Ware

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