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Exhibition of portraits at the Victoria and Albert museum
from April 26th to May 19th in the Prince Consort Gallery.

Francis Hamel painting Deborah Warner in his studio at Rousham. photo by Rory Carnegie.'
Francis Hamel painting Deborah Warner in his studio at Rousham. Photo by Rory Carnegie

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, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Deborah Warner. This will coincide with the V & A performance festival.


Book Launch

A 200 page fully illustrated book of paintings and drawings by Francis Hamel will be launched to coincide with an exhibition of the artists work at the John Martin gallery from April 25th to May 3rd.

As well as paintings and drawings the book includes six essays on the work by Joanna Kavenna, Colin Harrison, Niall Ferguson, Rosy Runciman, Sir Richard Eyre and John Martin.

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Exhibition of new paintings

There will be an exhibition at The John Martin gallery in November/December 2019 including new landscape paintings from China.



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