In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests at the National Portrait Gallery

I am to take part in an ‘in conversation’ event at the National Portrait Gallery, London on the evening of 23rd March.  The event coincides with photographer David Gwinnutt’s display of  portrait photographs from the NPG collection; photographs which document figures from the art and club scenes of 1980s London. Also taking part are the distinguished filmmaker John Maybury, and the renowned writer and cultural commentator Paul Gorman is to host the event.

Booking is online here: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/late-shift-1/in-conversation-23032017

Information about David Gwinnutt’s display of photographs can be found here:



Patrick Procktor Works on Paper: The catalogue for the current show of Procktor’s work at The Redfern Gallery, London is now online. It contains my essay on the artist. The show is set to continue until 2nd March.



• Forthcoming talk at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea: I have been invited by the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery to give a talk at the gallery later this year. An update will follow in due course.


Photograph of Patrick Procktor and Jill Bennett (1984) © David Gwinnutt, courtesy of the photographer. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London.




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