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In Conversation: The Pre-Raphaelite Aesthetic

6 December 2019, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)


  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates


Florence Welch
by Tom Beard
NPG x200791

Florence Welch, singer-songwriter and front woman of Florence + the Machine, and long-time collaborator, director and photographer Tom Beard, talk to curator Fiontán Moran about the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic and how it continues to inspire them.

Florence Welch is a multi-award winning musician and songwriter. She has released four studio albums as Florence + The Machine and last year released her first book Useless Magic, a collection of lyrics, poetry and illustrations.

Tom Beard is a London born writer-filmmaker and photographer. With a deep-seated devotion to the values and processing of film, Tom spent his teenage years touring and snapping countless defining images and record covers for the likes of Florence & the Machine, Adele, The Horrors and Jamie T. His portrait of Florence for her 2011 album Ceremonials was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; his cover for her 2016 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful earned Florence a Grammy Nomination in the artwork category. Tom’s first feature film, Two for Joy, a coming of age drama dealing with issues facing Young Carers and mental health starring Samantha Morton, Billie Piper, Daniel Mays and Emila Jones, was released in 2018.   

Fiontán Moran is an assistant curator at Tate Modern where he is working on the forthcoming exhibitions Steve McQueen and Andy Warhol. He is the founder of the zine Death Becomes Herr and part of the queer performance collective CAMPerVAN.

Please note that photography/filming will not be permitted at this event.

Part of the programme of events complementing Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Friday 8 November 2019.

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