Planning continues for the two shows I am curating in 2016.

Dates are now confirmed for the Patrick Procktor show at Arts University Bournemouth (14 January – 25 February), and the group show at The Redfern Gallery, London (2 February – 27 February).

The Arts University Bournemouth show will include key loans from public and private collections. Along with important works on canvas, there will be a strong emphasis on drawing in the show. It will also include documentary photographs; amongst them a group from 1969 by Homer Sykes, showing Patrick Procktor and friends including Ossie Clark, Gervase Griffiths and David Hockney.

Artists now confirmed for the Redfern Gallery show include Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Kaye Donachie, Silke Otto Knapp, and Alessandro Raho. The full list will be published later this year.

I am delighted that the Cecil Beaton Archive at Sotheby’s have agreed to loan a group of photographs by Cecil Beaton for the Redfern Gallery show, including the portrait of Rex Whistler shown here.



Photograph: Rex Whistler, photographed at Cap Ferrat, 1927. © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s. With thanks to Joanna Ling.

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