Maggi Hambling in-conversation with William Feaver

One of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists, Maggi Hambling is perhaps best known for her compelling portraits, paintings  of the sea, and her public sculpture. Less familiar, but equally significant, are her dynamic and sensuous works on paper. Forging an immediate and powerful connection with the subject being drawn, the concept of ‘touch’ pervades these works, distilling the themes of life and death that underscore her art. Hambling will be in conversation with William Feaver, to discuss her new exhibition at the British Museum which presents an important survey of works on paper tracing her engagement with drawing throughout her career.  Included in the exhibition are works from the British Museum’s collection, loans from the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, and rarely seen work from private collections and the artist’s studio. A comprehensively illustrated book, the first to focus specifically on the range and impact of Hambling’s works on paper, is published by Lund Humphries to coincide with the exhibition.  (Maggi Hambling : Touch - works on paper  - British Museum, 8 September 2016 - 29 January 2017)