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Still Life: An Audience with Henrietta Moraes

  • HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery High Street Ipswich, IP1 3QH United Kingdom (map)

A meditation on the complex relationship between artist and model.

Presented by Sue MacLaine.

The New Wolsey hosts model-in-residence Henrietta Moraes at the High Street Exhibition Gallery. Henrietta was model and muse to Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Maggi Hambling. She was the uncrowned Queen of the 1950’s Soho set. Hers was an itinerant and rackety life, sustained by the tolerance of friends, oiled by alcohol and fuelled by an astonishing variety of drugs. The Guardian obituary, after her death in 1999, gave her profession as Bohemian.

Still Life blends performance with life-drawing, encouraging those attending to engage with this intriguing woman as both audience member and artist.

Suitable for ages 15+

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