In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding


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As part of the opening week programme, exhibition curator Mary Kisler and art historian Frances Spalding will talk about the new exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys. Following the talk, there will be a book signing with Mary and Frances at the Gallery shop from 3–3.30pm.

About Frances Spalding 

Frances Spalding is a British art historian, critic and biographer with a specialist interest in twentieth-century British art. She is the author of British Art Since 1900 (c. 1986), in the Thames & Hudson World of Art series, and a centenary history of the Tate. She has written lives of the artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Gwen Raverat, and John and Myfanwy Piper, as well as a biography of the poet Stevie Smith and a monograph on the art of Prunella Clough. After some years as an independent scholar, she returned to academia and became Professor of Art History at Newcastle University. In 2014 she curated an exhibition on Virginia Woolf for London’s National Portrait Gallery. During 2015–16 she edited the Burlington Magazine and is now Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and in 2005 made a CBE.


Auckland Art Gallery auditorium
Free entry with ticket to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys exhibition