Exhibitions and events
Maggi Hambling on life, death and drawing

Although mainly known for her paintings and sculpture, drawing is at the heart of Hambling’s artistic practice. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to follow Hambling’s development as a graphic artist, from her early student works including her compelling ‘portrait’ of Rosie, a stuffed rhinoceros, to celebrated prints of the sea and a new climate change drawing completed just last year. A drawing and sculpture celebrate the flamboyant Soho personality and muse, Henrietta Moraes and there are intimate drawings of Hambling’s father as he aged and on his deathbed. As Hambling says, ‘I’m well known for painting and drawing people long after they’re dead… artists are lucky in that they can grieve in a very positive way. I’m trying to make these drawings as alive as possible even though the subject is dead, because they’re still alive inside me.’

Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper, 8 September 2016 – 29 January 2017