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Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

© Gill Hedley  22 Nov 2019
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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.

When I worked in Southampton Art Gallery, in the mid 1980s, I came across the collector/dealer Arthur Jeffress and planned, though never completed, an exhibition to celebrate the bequest to the gallery in 1961 of his subversive little collection.

After I left CAS (thirteen years ago now) and knowing a lot more about collectors, I decided to see if there was enough material for a biography. One decade and 100,000 words later, I am delighted to say that a publisher also thinks the story is worth publishing.

There will be an exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery, Arthur Jeffress: A Complete Portrait, 3rd April - 5th Sept 2020 to coincide with publication of the book Love, Art, Bloomsbury, March 2020.

→ See the page in this website on Arthur Jeffress

portrait of Arthur Jeffress Oriel Ross, Portrait of Arthur Jeffress, 1927, collection Gill Hedley

I am researching a book on the life and works of the neo-Palladian architect Henry Flitcroft 1697-1769. He is best known - even nicknamed Burlington Harry - for his work with his patron Lord Burlington and for St Giles in the Fields and the west front of Wentworth Woodhouse. More is being uncovered ... .

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