Listen to lectures on Francis Bacon

These lectures were presented in association with the exhibition Francis Bacon: five decades.

Elizabeth Grosz on Bacon

Speaking at Sydney University, Professor Elizabeth Grosz (Jean Fox O’Barr Women’s Studies Professor in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University) addresses the complex relationship between Bacon and Gilles Deleuze.

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Francis Bacon here and now

A forum introducing Bacon’s work. ABC Classic FM’s Emma Ayres speaks with exhibition curator Anthony Bond (assistant director, curatorial, Art Gallery of NSW), Dr Margarita Cappock (head of collections, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane), Dr Rebecca Daniels and Martin Harrison (respectively, researcher and editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné).

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Barbara Dawson on Bacon’s studio

Barbara Dawson is the director, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. Under her direction, The Hugh Lane team removed Bacon’s studio and its entire contents from London to Dublin. In this talk, she discusses this undertaking, which involved moving 7000 objects, and its implication for subsequent exhibitions of Bacon’s work.

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Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon’s bodies

This symposium considered the body as subject, the physicality of painting and the continuing significance of Francis Bacon’s body of work.

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Anthony Bond

Curator, Francis Bacon: five decades and assistant director, curatorial, Art Gallery of NSW

Barbara Dawson

Director of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

Andrew Durham

Conservator, ArtLab Australia, formerly of the Tate Gallery, London

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Anthony Bond, Barbara Dawson and Andrew Durham, moderated by Mark Ledbury

Macushla Robinson

Assistant curator, Francis Bacon: five decades

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