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March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Art
  • Non-fiction
  • Place Weekend

Touch

Maggi Hambling
Colchester

Venue

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
Tickets:
£8
£6 (27yrs and under)
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Box Office:

Firstsite
(01206) 713700
http://www.firstsite.uk/
© Nancy Honey 100 Leading Ladies

One of Britain’s foremost artists, Maggi Hambling is celebrated for her portrait paintings and controversial sculptures. Less familiar, however, are her lively drawings and sensuous monotype prints. Join us in Firstsite to hear Maggi talk about her more intimate works on paper, which are explored in her new book Touch.

Beautifully illustrated, Touch is the first book to focus specifically on the range and power of Hambling’s more intimate works on paper, and accompanies a recent exhibition at the British Museum.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on 4 and 5 March.

maggihambling.com

 

Here, whether in sensuous nudes, portraits of friends and lovers or tender depictions of her dying parents and friend Cedric Morris, Hambling’s florid yet vigorous style finds its natural expression. Ben Luke, The Evening Standard.

Hambling’s rapid versatility in many media matches her sociability. Every image has a gregariousness. Laura Cumming, The Observer.

 

Supported by The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

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