Objects in Mind: Maggi Hambling's Self Portrait
Past beyond the gallery archive
24 November 2010 - 27 February 2011
Freud Museum, London
- Partnership exhibition
by Maggi Hambling
by Eamonn McCabe
Objects in Mind is inspired by the loan from the National Portrait Gallery of Maggi Hambling’s spectacular self-portrait. Just as Freud surrounded himself with antiquities, the artist portrays herself as though pausing for thought in her studio, surrounded by objects from her memory and imagination.
Eamonn McCabe’s photographic series depicts artists in their own working environment enabling the viewer to see the different spaces in which each artist creates their artwork. Some of the artists included in the series are; Grayson Perry, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley and Maggi Hambling.
These loans are part of an exhibition which explores why we surround ourselves with objects, what they mean and what they say about us. This exhibition has been developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Renaissance London, as part of the National: Regional Loan scheme (NRLS), which is funded by the Renaissance in the Regions programme. The NRLS project helps increase access to collections of national importance and enables local museums to reach new audiences.