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Francis Hamel Exhibitions 2019…
The portrait collection is now complete.
Twenty eight new portraits of the Professors of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine’s College, Oxford will be shown in The Prince Consort gallery at The Victoria and Albert Museum from Saturday April 27th 2019 to Sunday 19th May.
The collection includes portraits of Sir Tom Stoppard, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Fry, Sir Michael Boyd, Meera Syal, Sir Trevor Nunn, Michael Frayn, Kevin Spacey, Sir Patrick Stewart, Phyllida Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Sir Tim Rice,Stephen Daldry, John Napier, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Dame Diana Rigg, Thelma Holt, Sir Richard Eyre, Lord Attenborough, Arthur Miller, Sir Peter Shaffer, Michael Codron, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Sondheim and Sir Cameron Mackintosh. This will coincide with the V & A performance festival.
A new portrait of Sir Cameron Mackintosh has just been installed in London’s The Victoria Palace Theatre showing the newly refurbished theatre with Mackintosh watching rehearsals for the musical Hamilton.
Francis Hamel Book
A new book on Francis Hamel paintings and drawings, covering Landscape, the Tree paintings, the Oxford paintings, Still life, the Theatre and the Circus as well as portraiture will be launched in April to coincide with the exhibition at the V & A.
Exhibition of new paintings
There will be an exhibition at The John Martin gallery in November/December 2019 including new landscape paintings from China.