Special event Saturday, 27 April 2019

Behind the Curtain: Francis Hamel in Residence

Witness artist Francis Hamel at work as he paints live in the gallery.

  • Saturday, 27 April 2019

  • Prince Consort Gallery, entrance via Leighton, Room 107, Level 2

  • Free event

Behind the Curtain: Francis Hamel in Residence photo

Surrounded by his 27 portraits of major figures in theatre and film, this is your chance to meet artist Francis Hamel, watch him at work in the gallery and ask questions about his creative process. From Stephen Sondheim to Deborah Warner and many other familiar faces, his famous sitters have all held the prestigious position of Visiting Professor of the Cameron Mackintosh Chair of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University.

With thanks to The Mackintosh Foundation and St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Background image: Francis Hamel painting Deborah Warner, photograph by Rory Carnegie