26 March 2017

Maggi Hambling – Oil and Cigarettes On Canvas – Simon Tarrant Reviews

Maggi Hambling here, boomed a deep rasping well-spoken voice down my mobile, ‘I was told to call you back so here I am doing as I am told’. And as unlikely as it may seem that the indomitable Hambling would ever do as she was told, I find myself interviewing her mid-Howard-Hodgkin exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

11 August 2016


Maggi Hambling Works On Paper Exhibition Announced For British Museum

A new show of works on paper by Maggi Hambling has been announced by the British Museum. Working across all media, in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation, Hambling is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary figurative artists. Drawing has always been at the heart of her practice and is of fundamental importance to her. The exhibition takes its title ‘Touch’ from this concept of a […]

21 May 2015


Leading Artists Transform Rolls-Royce Ghost Cars For Breast Cancer Charity

Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection. These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care. The model motor car […]

18 February 2015


Maggi Hambling Presents War Requiem & Aftermath A New Survey

The Cultural Institute at King’s College London will be presenting War Requiem & Aftermath, a survey of recent work by British artist Maggi Hambling, encompassing painting, sculpture, installation and film. The starting point for the exhibition was Hambling’s site-specific installation War Requiem, shown at ‘SNAP’ (Art at the Aldeburgh Festival) in the summer of 2013 […]

28 November 2014


Maggi Hambling Returns To The National Gallery With Walls Of Water

The National Gallery presents Maggi Hambling, with a new series of dramatic paintings, Hambling was the first National Gallery Artist in Residence from 1980 to 1981, the artist has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. This autumn she returns to exhibit in […]

8 August 2014


Scottish Independence: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk Vote No

Is Nationalism a cultural black hole? This is a question raised time and time again when arguing that Scotland should sever ties with the United Kingdom and declare independence.  Today a group of high profile campaigners from the rest of the UK have signed a letter urging Scotland to vote against independence. It states; “let’s […]