Artist Hew Locke talks about his work and the changing nature of royal portraiture with Curator Paul Moorhouse.
The discussion will include Hew’s iconic work Medusa, which is currently in The Queen exhibition, and the way it was created.
Hew Locke’s work investigates areas such as royal and swagger portraiture, coats-of-arms, trophies, weaponry and costume. He describes his work as ‘essentially about Power – who had it, who has it and who desires it". He is interested in visual expressions of power, globalisation, the movement of peoples, and the creation and packaging of cultures. His ongoing series House of Windsor began as portraits of members of the British Royal family, but now exclusively uses a portrait of Elizabeth II.
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or call 020 7306 0055