Gill Hedley is an independent curator, writer and 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.
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 ... .
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 (over eleven 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.
I am discussing an exhibition with Southampton City Art Gallery in 2020 to coincide with the book.
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