Gill Hedley

Writer and Curator

Archive 2022

Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

© Gill Hedley
Last updated 18 Nov 2022

Gill Hedley is a writer, an independent curator and a consultant on contemporary visual arts. This is an archive of projects, exhibitions, events and news she has been involved with. These stories are re-used elsewhere on the site as notes. Divided by year - please use the menu below:

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My Bones are Woven                     Ann Sutton                     film premiere Λ

A wonderful film, directed by Jane Mote, on the work of Ann Sutton, My Bones Are Woven, was premiered at the Chichester Film Festival, Tues 16th August.

The British Library will show the film, Ann Sutton in Words and Film, on 16th September at 7pm. This event has had to move to the Francis Crick Institute in their Wellcome Auditorium. Go to the main Visitor’s Entrance on Midland Road. See British Library for details. (www)

In Conversation about Ann Sutton     Fen Ditton Gallery    Sat 21st May 11amΛ
image of one of Ann's works
Ann Sutton One to Five, Both Ways
(Serial Woven Studies)
1986 handwoven linen,
warp and weft 18x16.5cm.

Ann Sutton has held a lifelong fascination with grid structures, rooted in her original training as a weaver and constructivist-inspired studies with artists such as Harry Thubron and Kenneth Martin. Textile designer; sculptor; performance artist; lecturer; architectural consultant and above all innovator – she has woven life into forms through materials ranging from monofilament to acrylic paint. Works can be found in major public collections include Tate and V & A, London. Sutton comments on her recent work: The viewer is needed: the slightest movement, even of the eyes alone, results in changing imagery, and it is never ending.

We are also delighted to welcome you to a special In Conversation event with distinguished art historian, Gill Hedley who will be discussing the work of artist weaver, Ann Sutton. This event will take place at the Gallery on Saturday 21st May at 11am. You can register for your free place on the Fen Ditton website.

Linda Karshan Performance and Discussion            Λ8th April 2022

A Walked Drawing, Two Feet Walking by Linda Karshan in collaboration with filmmaker, Ishmael Annobil, in response to the architecture of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. See the attached Press Release (www).

Followed by a panel discussion on the theme of embodiment in art with Linda Karshan and Cerys Whiles (Arts Assistant, Cambridge University Hospitals), chaired by Gill Hedley (independent writer and curator).

“Asked about his studio practice, Giacometti responded 'two feet walking'. That's what I see in the sketch." Linda Karshan.

Linda Karshan Drawing

Southampton City Art Gallery

Free Admission to all exhibitions and no need to pre-book.

The collector Arthur Jeffress lived just outside Winchester in the mid-1930s with John Deakin, later Francis Bacon’s favourite photographer. After the Second World War, Loraine Conran, curator of Southampton Art Gallery, arranged to borrow a large part of Jeffress’ collection including works by Picasso and de Chirico. Jeffress also lent a work by Jackson Pollock, the first ever shown in Britain.

Jeffress moved back to London, opened a gallery and bought a house in Venice. On his suicide in 1961 he bequeathed his collection to Southampton and Tate.

Gill Hedley will be at the opening on Thurs 23rd Sept, and will be giving an on-line lecture on Tues 19th Oct at 7pm.

Link to Southampton City Art Gallery website www

Exhibition in conjunction with major biography of Arthur Jeffress written by Gill Hedley and published by Bloomsbury.

Link to Bloomsbury's website www

image of front cover of book

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