A free panel discussion, chaired by Sue Owen CB, (NC 1973) Permanent Secretary in the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, featuring Dr Maria Balshaw, Dr Alixe Bovey and Clara Drummond
Dr Maria Balshaw succeeded Sir Nicholas Serota as Director of Tate on 1 June 2017. Previously, as Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries, Maria, pictured, was responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery. Maria was also Director of Culture for Manchester City Council from 2013-2017.
Dr Alixe Bovey is Head of Research at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a specialist in medieval art history. After completing her BA in history and medieval studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Alixe competed her MA and PhD in London. After four years as a curator at the British Library, she moved to the University of Kent. In 2015, she returned to the Courtauld.
Clara Drummond read Modern and Medieval Languages at Newnham College. She worked as an assistant to portrait painter Jonathan Yeo before completing the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2006. Her work has been exhibited five times in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and in 2016 was awarded first prize for the BP Portrait Award. She is currently writing a book.
Refreshments will be served from 6pm for a 6.30pm start at the event which is open to all.