Forthcoming events for Frances Spalding include two keynote lectures, at the conference being held by Tate St Ives in Cornwall, in connection with the Virginia Woolf exhibition, during the weekend of the 26–28 April 2018, and at the University of Nottingham at the ‘Biography and Public History’, conference being held in the Music Department on the 20–21 June 2018.
She is also giving a lunchtime talk on the context around Sean Scully’s student work at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, on Friday the 11 May 2018.
She takes part in a panel discussion about John Piper and his work, at Warwick University’s Mead Gallery on the 5 June 2018, and about Piper’s involvement with the making of sacred spaces at All Saints Church, Clifton, Bristol, on the 9 June at 4pm.
In July she is giving a lecture on ‘Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas, and the Spanish Civil War’, for Literature Cambridge study week on ‘Woolf and Politics’.
Some Recent Articles
- Victor Pasmore: Between Risk and Equilibrium, catalogue essay for Victor Pasmore exhibition, held Marlborough Gallery, London, 21 June to 29 July, 2017.
- Realism bites back, review of British Realism in the 1920s and 1930s, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Guardian, 30 June 2017
- Holy Ground, Recognising the spirituality of the capital, review of Visualising a Sacred City: London, art and religion, edited by Ben Quash, Aaron Rosen, Chloe Reddaway, Times Literary Supplement, 9 June 2017
- Review of David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Poet, Painter, by Thomas Dilworth, Apollo, June 2017
- Beauty, emptiness, melancholia, review of Leonard Woolf’s ‘Growing’, Times Literary Supplement, 14 October 2016
- Why the most civilised of men felt like a fraud, review of James Stourton’s biography of Kenneth Clark, Standpoint, November 2016
- A Very British Modernist, review of the Paul Nash retrospective at Tate Britain, Standpoint, November 2016
- Legacy of a Sir-Realist, review of James King’s biography of Roland Penrose, Standpoint, July/August 2016
- Being private and going public, and the example of the Royal Collection, Editorial, The Burlington Magazine, August 2016
- Kunstmuseum Basel, New Building, Editorial. The Burlington Magazine, July 2016
- The Promise of Tate Modern, Editorial, The Burlington Magazine, June 2016
- Photography and Museums, Editorial, The Burlington Magazine, April 2016
- British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre, Editorial, The Burlington Magazine, January 2016
- Neil MacGregor and the British Museum, Editorial, The Burlington Magazine, December 2015
- Six of the Best Portraits of Writers, The Times, 19 July 2014
- Who Shot Virginia Woolf?, Daily Telegraph, 9 July 2014
- Kasimir Malevich: the man who liberated painting, The Guardian, 4 July 2014
- The Self-Portrait: a Cultural History, The Guardian, 27 March 2014
- How Van Gogh’s Sunflowers came into bloom, The Guardian, 17 January 2014
- Breakfast with Lucian Freud: A Portrait of the Artist by Geordie Grieg, The Guardian, 18 December 2013
- Barbara Hepworth and the Hospital Drawings, The Burlington Magazine, January 2013
- A portrait for modern times – the painter as thinker, review of Alex Danchev’s biography of Cézanne, The Independent, 27 October 2012
- Monument to a family fortune and a heroine’s erased life, review of Jenny Uglow’s The Pinecone, The Independent, 6 October 2012
- Contingency – Notes from the Field, The Art Bulletin, September, 2012
- John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Modernism, The Burlington Magazine, May 2012