Exhibition tour of ‘Maeve Gilmore’ with curator Andrew Wilson
Join us for a special tour of Maeve Gilmore’s first institutional exhibition with art historian, critic and curator Andrew Wilson.
Gilmore’s (b.1917–d.1983) exhibiting career began in the late 1930s at the Wertheim and Redfern Galleries, following her enrolment at the Westminster School of Art. However, it is a trajectory that was gradually cut-short; initially by War, then by motherhood and later by the work and career of her husband, Mervyn Peake. Subsequently, very little of her own work has been presented to contemporary audiences, or discussed within art historical contexts. Wilson will consider Gilmore’s depictions of family life – which both echo and arose from her circumstances – as a central subject in the exhibition.
Andrew Wilson is an art historian, critic and curator. From 2006 to 2021 he held the position of Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary British Art and Archives at Tate, delivering a range of exhibition and display projects including ‘Barry Flanagan, Early Works 1965-1982’ (Tate Britain 2011); ‘Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979’ (Tate Britain 2016); ‘David Hockney’ (Tate Britain and tour 2017-18); and ‘Patrick Heron’ (Tate St Ives and tour 2018-19). He has published widely within his research interests, which focus on post-war art and culture. He is the author of ‘Richard Hamilton Swingeing London 67’ (Afterall/MIT Press 2012) and from 1997-2006 he was the Deputy Editor of Art Monthly. He is a founder member of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics.