Leonora Carrington: Rebel Visionary – A free talk given by Joanna Moorhead


Leonora Carrington: Rebel Visionary. A free talk given by Joanna Moorhead

Thu 22 August 2024 – 6.00pm

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Join us in the Lee Miller Gallery for an informative talk given by Joanna Moorhead about Leonora Carrington.

Joanna Moorhead is an award-winning journalist and author. She writes and broadcasts on the arts, particularly, the role of women in the arts, for a wide range of major UK newspapers and magazines, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Observer, The Times and The Art Newspaper. Furthermore, she has made arts documentaries for BBC Radio, is arts editor of The Tablet magazine, and is currently researching the life of Renaissance painter Plautilla Nelli.

Joanna is the author of eight books, including two on her cousin, the Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington; The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Virago), and her most recent book, Surreal Spaces (Thames and Hudson).

She has curated a number of exhibitions, including, Leonora Carrington: Rebel Visionary at the Newlands House Gallery opening 12th July 2024.

Joanna is a Fellow of West Dean College, where she teaches a range of writing courses.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance online.


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Thu 22 Aug 2024

Mary Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011) was a British born surrealist painter and novelist, who lived much of her adult life in Mexico City. She was part of the surrealist movement of the 1930s in Paris, and good friend to Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. The recent sale at auction of Leonora’s, Les Distractions de Dagobert in May 2024 set a record for British-born female artists, and makes her the fifth highest selling female artist globally.