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    Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Works from the Bank of America Collection, National Gallery of Ireland

    This exhibition traces the history of photography from its inception in the 19th century through its development in the 20th century, exploring the full technical and artistic range of the medium through works by leading photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Brassaï, Alfred Stieglitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange and more. Audio guide writer.

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    Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, National Gallery of Ireland

    Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923) was one of the most celebrated artists of his time in his native Spain, known for his sun-drenched depictions of beaches, gardens and landscapes, his family portraits, and large-scale paintings of social themes and Spanish life. This is the first exhibition of Sorolla's paintings to be held in Ireland. Audio guide writer.
     

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    Matisse to Magritte: Markets & Movements in Modern European Painting, Christie's Education Online Courses

    Series of six online lectures tracing the radical development that transformed European art in the early twentieth-century, from Fauvism to Surrealism. The course explores the artistic movements that emerged at this time, and highlight some works by key artists of this period that have sold recently at Christie’s. Writer, development & research.

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    The Pre-Raphaelites: Romance and Desire
    Palazzo Reale, Milan

    Masterpieces from Tate Britain's collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings travel to Milan, among them key works by Millais, Rossetti, Madox Brown and Burne-Jones. As well as exploring the Pre-Raphaelites' work, the exhibition traces the inspiration these artists found in Italian art, culture, history and literature. Organised with Tate Britain. Audio guide writer and narrator.

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    Shaping Ireland
    National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

    Exhibition looking at how the Irish landscape has been seen by artists over 250 years, from the 18th century to the present day. The works on show encompass a range of artistic media and perspectives, revealing the role artists have played in visualising aspects of human impact on the environment. Audio guide writer.

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    Gallerie Estensi
    Modena & Ferrara

    Transation of all interpretation texts for the newly refurbished permanent collection at the Galleria Estense in Modena and the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara, and for all temporary exhibitions, including one on the Muses of Belfiore. Translation from Italian into English.
     

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    Klimt/Schiele, Drawings from the Albertina
    Royal Academy of Arts

    This exhibition offers rare insight into the work of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, two of Austria’s most radical modernist artists. For the first time in the UK, their drawings by are shown side-by-side, throwing light not only on their creative process, but also – more crucially – on their close artistic relationship. Audio guide writer.
     

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    Turner: Works from Tate
    Chiostro del Bramante, Rome

    Turner's watercolours are among his most radical and lyrical works, and range from public exhibition pieces to private experiments with colour and light. This exhibition presents ninety works from the Turner Bequest at Tate Britain, among them sketches, studies, watercolours, drawings and a selection of oils. Audio guide writer and narrator.
     

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    Emil Nolde: Colour is Life
    National Gallery of Ireland

    This is the first major exhibition dedicated to the German Expressionist artist Emil Nolde to be held in Ireland in over fifty years, and presents a colourful survey is Nolde's paintings, drawings, etchings and woodcuts, most on loan from the Nolde Foundation, Seebüll. Audio guide writer.
     

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    Murillo: The Self Portraits
    National Gallery

    This display brings together the only two known self portraits by the seventeenth-century master Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, which are reunited for the first time in over three hundred years, and examines his use of illusionism in portraiture and genre paintings. Interpretation editor.

     

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    Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
    National Gallery

    This exhibition presents the Arnolfini Portrait, which the National Gallery acquired in 1842, alongside works by Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, and explores the painting's influence on the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Interpretation editor and audio guide writer. 

     

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    Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
    Leighton House Museum

    Lawrence Alma-Tadema, one of the most prominent artists of the late Victorian period, enjoyed great success as a painter of classical subjects. This is the first major presentation of his work to be held in London since 1913. Audio guide writer. 

     

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    Giovanni da Rimini: an 14th-century masterpiece unveiled
    National Gallery

    In 2015, the National Gallery acquired Giovanni da Rimini's Scenes from the Life of the Virgin, now one of the oldest paintings in the collection. This exhibitions places this rare panel into the context of painting in 14th-century Rimini. Interpretation editor.

     

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    Lady Lever Art Gallery
    Port Sunlight

    Founded by the industrialist and philanthropist William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, the Lady Lever Art Gallery houses one of Britain's finest collections of fine and decorative arts. Highlights include the Wedgwood collection and Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art. Audio guide writer/editor.

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    Flaming June: The Making of an Icon
    Leighton House Museum
    4 November - 2 April

    This exhibition tells the extraordinary story of Leighton's masterpiece, Flaming June, from the conception and unveiling of this icon of Victorian art in Leighton's house, to its rise from oblivion to the heights of fame when it was rediscovered in the 1960s. Audio guide writer.

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    Beyond Caravaggio
    National Gallery
    12 October - 15 January

    Caravaggio’s groundbreaking paintings, with their compelling naturalism, dramatic lighting and powerful storytelling, transformed art in early 17th-century Rome. During his lifetime his art brought him immediate renown, and after his untimely death, its impact reverberated around Europe. Interpretation editor and audio guide writer. 

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    Painters' Paintings
    National Gallery, London

    24 June - 4 September

    Painters' Paintings brings together works of art once owned by Freud, Matisse, Degas, Leighton, Watts, Lawrence, Reynolds and Van Dyck, and examines why these painters acquired other artists'works. Responsible for writing the wall panels and labels, audioguide and web feature. Interpretation editor.

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    Leonardo da Vinci in 30 Seconds
    Ivy Press

    March 2016

    Children's book exploring 30 topics related to the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci. With an attention-grabbing format, the book introduces readers aged from 8 up to the original Renaissance man, looking at Leonardo's background, masterpieces, innovative inventions and influences. Published by Ivy Press. Consultant.

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    In the Age of Giorgione
    Royal Academy of Arts

    12 March - 6 June 2016

    This exhibition examines a new dawn in Venetian art at the beginning of the 16th century: with Giovanni Bellini the leading artist in Venice, a younger generation, including Titian and Giorgione, emerged. Masterpieces by Giorgione are displayed alongside works by Bellini, Dürer, and TItian, among others. Author of Exhibition in Focus booklet.

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    ​Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
    National Gallery

    17 February - 22 May 2016

    Eugène Delacroix was France’s leading exponent of Romanticism who, at the time of his death in 1863, was the most revered artist among the avant-garde in Paris. This exhibition traces 50 years of his legacy, exploring the profound impact he had on his contemporaries and on generations of artists to come, among them Cézanne, Van Gogh, Signac and Matisse. Audio guide writer.

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    Visions of Paradise: the Palmieri Altarpiece
    National Gallery

    4 November - 28 March 2016

    Botticini’s monumental Assumption of the Virgin, with its panoramic view of Florence, was commissioned by Matteo Palmieri for the Florentine Church of San Pier Maggiore. This exhibition showcases recent research that casts new light onto the painting and provides a window onto art and life in fifteenth-century Florence. Interpretation editor.

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    Tate Britain Mobile Guide
    Permanent Collection

    The Tate Britain Mobile Guide has been extended to include more than 100 works. Commentaries cover highlights from the BP Meet 500 Years of British Art display, and include audio commentaries, filmed interviews with curators, artists and commentators, as well as archival material. Available online and as an app. Content developer and writer.

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    Inspired by Snowdonia, BBC Wales

    Saturday, 13 June

    This programme explored the depiction of Snowdonia's rugged landscape in art, from Richard Wilson and J.M.W. Turner in the 18th century, to the Victorian artists' colony in Betws y Coed, the modernist visions of J.D. Innes and twentieth-century master Kyffin Williams, concluding with artists working today. Presenter.

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    Visions of the Valleys, BBC Wales/BBC Four

    March 2015

    J.M.W. Turner visited the Neath valley in 1795, at the age of twenty, during one five painting trips he made to Wales as a young man. In this documentary on the visual representation of the south Wales valleys, I accompany presenter Kim Howells to the spectacular Melincourt waterfall near Neath, following Turner's footsteps. Contributor.

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    Venus in View, BBC Radio 4

    11.30-12.00, Thursday 13 March, 2014 (available on iPlayer)

    One hundred years after Velázquez's only surviving nude, the Rokeby Venus, was targeted by the militant Suffragette Mary Richardson, this programme explores the historical context of the attack and looks at how it was reported in the press. Contributions from Lynda Nead, author of 'The Female Nude', National Gallery curator Letizia Treves, cultural historian Hilda Kean and photographer Tom Hunter. Presenter.

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