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TALK: SIMON WALLIS AND TIM SAYER ON "THE NATURE OF COLLECTING"
Sun 12 February 2017, 14:30 – 15:30 GMT
Sunday 12 February - 2.30pm
Speaker: Simon Wallis OBE and Tim Sayer
Where: Ondaatje Theatre
This panel discussion between Simon Wallis, director of The Hepworth Wakefield and Tim Sayer will discuss the nature of collecting.
Tim Sayer a retired BBC Radio 4 news writer with his wife Annemarie Norton, a former ballet dancer have pledged their entire collection of more than 400 works - ceramics, sculptures, paintings and works on paper, as well as a significant library of books, to The Hepworth Wakefield. The collection, which he has passionately built up over the last fifty years, includes works by artists such as Prunella Clough, Sonia Delaunay, Naum Gabo, David Hockney, Paul Nash, Gerhard Richter and Bridget Riley among many others
“It gives us great satisfaction to pledge our collection to The Hepworth Wakefield, where it will be enjoyed by generations of gallery goers for many years to come within such a superb building and inspiring art historical context. As a self-confessed ‘art-oholic’, my collection has been a lifetime’s passion, inspired by seeing the collection at Kettle’s Yard, which I’m delighted will be on display concurrently.” - Tim Sayer
Simon Wallis was appointed Director of The Hepworth Wakefield in July 2008, and the gallery opened to the public in May 2011. He was previously Director of Chisenhale Gallery in East London, Senior Exhibitions Organiser at the ICA, London; Curator at Tate Liverpool; and Curator at Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge. He studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art and subsequently at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA and gained an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Manchester.
The panel discussion will last approximately 1 hour.
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