Galleries - April 2019

WINNING LOOKS Ania Hobson, this month’s Galleries digital cover image artist, won the BP Portrait Award for Young Artist in 2018 with 'A Portrait of Two Female Painters' (left) – a self portrait with her sister-in-law celebrating “female painters today with a feeling of determination.” With April at Geedon Gallery, May sees Hobson at the Venice Biennale and June at the Mall Galleries. A RTicle this month’s news T alent Spot The National Portrait Gallery’s annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is now open for submissions (until 11 June), aiming to “celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary portrait photography” with the exhibition scheduled for 7 Nov to 16 Feb. MIND & MATTER Aiming to throw light on understanding Francis Bacon’s paintings, ‘Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology’ is newly published in May. Edited by Martin Harrison, with five essays by prominent scholars and illustrated throughout with Bacon’s work, it is the first in a series of books published under the imprint ‘Francis Bacon Studies’ by the Estate, in conjunction with Thames & Hudson. Max Barstow: ‘Untitled’ from the Londoners series, joint 2018 third prize TAKE ONE The world of Stanley Kubrick, undoubtedly one of the most iconic 20th century filmmakers, comes under scrutiny at London’s Design Museum from 26 April to 15 September. Expect some 700 objects, films and interviews, a model of the Centrifuge-set developed for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, film props and costumes designed for ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Barry Lyndon’ and more. . . . dates 34th London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts, with 50 international dealers, galleries and print publishers exhibiting their wares, 25 to 28 April.