Current art talks and lecture catalogue
Pierre Bonnard - Intimiste
A survey of the work of lyric painter who created a miasmic, private world of great charm and mystery.
Why St Ives?
Discussing the reasons for the sustained significance of St Ives in the Art World.
Sidney Nolan - Fugitive
An attempt to trace the elusive C20 Australian painter, who made Britain his home.
A new small group venture to encourage discussion about art
Pictures from ‘The Art Book’ (Phaidon)
A special opening talk for a series to be held at Brook Gallery Exeter from October 2015
Something in the Woodshed
Looking at some of the artists, who have portrayed uncomfortable images of women
Ten Treasures of the Uffizi
Ten masterpieces from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries are selected for special attention
￼Painters of Perfection
A commentary on the work of two sublime painters of the Early Italian Renaissance
Dartington Hall in the C20
Dartington Hall and its role in the 'modern' world of the last century
House for Mr. Curry
Explores the story of the design and building of the iconic modernist High Cross House
Francis Bacon - National Treasure?
Paint the soul...
Portraiture and how we look now
The story of the great C20 art collection gathered by Gertrude and Leo Stein
Looking Hard at Edgar Degas
Towards an understanding of the paintings of Edgar Degas
Early Renaissance Florence
A story of Early Renaissance Art in Florence, which can be expanded to a series of lectures
Understanding Henri Matisse
The work of Henri Matisse as seen through his paintings and cut-outs
The shock of the nude
The place of the nude in art, from antiquity to the present day
The Portinari Altarpiece
An in depth examination of the history of one great C15 painting
There’s so much more to say………………..
A light-hearted talk tracing the life story of this popular rogueish character
Two Visionary Artists of The Great War
A new lecture commissioned by The Castle Hotel, Taunton for inclusion in their autumn 2014 series of Talks About Art
The Russian Invasion of Paris by Sergey Shchukin
The story behind the magnificent collections of early C20 from Western Europe, now to be seen in Russia
Special lectures can be created on request to suit the interests of a particular group – for example to coincide with a major national exhibition or about a specific topic.
Talks are always tailored to suit both the size and the interests of the particular group Maggie is addressing, and she is keen to inspire a non-specialist audience. She speaks freely, with the very occasional use of notes, ensuring that her talks are never repeated verbatim.
"Maggie’s lecture was a delight, deceptively informal, with carefully chosen examples revealing what we might not otherwise have seen or understood, inviting our questions, and leaving us keen to find out more..."