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In Conversation: Hew Locke

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© Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery
In Conversation: Hew Locke
Curated by: Paul Moorhouse

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
September 27th, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
Talk
COST:  
Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or call 020 7306 0055

DESCRIPTION

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