Internationally renowned artist Maggi Hambling CBE will be in conversation with Dr Fancesca Vanke, Keeper of Art, talking about her new works Heron in the Shallows
and The Brigadier - both paintings are recent acquisitions to the Norwich Castle Collections.
Heron in the Shallows, 2013, is currently on show in the Colman Project Space. This magnificent painting has been donated by Sir Timothy Colman, whose family have been long-standing benefactors to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. The work has been given in memory of his sister Penny Allen, née Colman. Penny, who died in 2018, was a close friend of the artist who admired and collected her work for many years.
The painting, completed in 2013, has been seen at Norwich Castle before, when it was one of the most popular exhibits loaned to The Wonder of Birds exhibition in summer 2014. Hambling is well-known for her dynamic portrayals of herons and cormorants, capturing their speed and grace. In this work she is also telling a timely environmental story: the heron, seeking fish, is surrounded only by pollution.
This event is free for EAAF members (and with Castle admission) and unticketed. Please just come along!
|2.45pm||Event begins, Town Close Auditorium|