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Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

© Gill Hedley  12 Feb 2021
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Gill Hedley is a writer, an independent curator and a consultant on contemporary visual arts. The menu to the left leads to different aspects of her work. On some pages blue links in bullet points open for more detail. Below are current and recent projects, with more on the archive pages.

Richard Hamilton in his Highgate studio Richard Hamilton in his Highgate studio, c.1970. Photo by Chris Morphet/Redferns via Getty Images

The Christia/Roberts Gallery are delighted to launch a new podcast series exploring the relationship between artists and printmaking. The first episode of Making a Mark explores the work of Richard Hamilton. Michael Bracewell, cultural critic and writer and the author of Modern World: The Art of Richard Hamilton, and gallerist and art dealer Alan Cristea, who worked with Hamilton for 35 years, discuss the art and ideas of an artist whose achievements and legacy remain unparalleled today. Contributors include the Guardian’s art critic Jonathan Jones, writer and curator Gill Hedley, and art director and graphic designer Peter Saville.

Link here (www)

The next biography, currently at the research stage, will be of Lady Norton. Born Noel Evelyn Hughes, always known as Peter, she founded The London Gallery in 1936 until her husband’s diplomatic career took them first to Poland, then to Switzerland during the war and finally to the British Embassy in Greece.

She was a dealer, a collector, patron, fundraiser and a tireless worker for children’s charities. She was an expert skier, worked in the advertising business in the 1920s and a supporter of Bauhaus emigres in the 1930s, especially her close friends Marcel Breuer and Hebert Bayer: who she met skiing. Supporting artists, especially the international avant-garde, was the main function of The London Gallery. Helping people, with scant regard for propriety, was her raison d’être.

See Royal Academy article on Peter Norton

portrait of Peter Norton
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Peter Norton with Field Marshall Montgomery

street sign for Flitcroft Street

I am researching a book on the life and works of the second-generation Palladian architect Henry Flitcroft 1697-1769. He is best known - even nicknamed Burlington Harry - for his work with his patron Lord Burlington and at St Giles in the Fields, Wentworth Woodhouse and above all Stourhead.

A group of architectural historians and other specialists recently met at Hoares Bank to discuss Flitcroft's life and works. A powerpoint presentation was created for this event, available from the Georgian Group, which has featured Flitcroft as a research topic - link to Georgian Group (www)



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