Curators Talks

Lola Wilkins, the Memorial's curator of Stella Bowen: art, love and war, has worked for a number of years to bring together this exhibition. On display are 72 works drawn from the Memorial's collection of Bowen's wartime work, and works borrowed from Australia and overseas including 12 previously unknown works.

"Many of Bowen's paintings remain undiscovered, but this exhibition I'm sure will give people a wider view of the artist as someone who recorded the bigger picture - her art was very personal, but in this collection we see her quest was universal. The struggle to pursue both duty and freedom," Ms Wilkins said.

Provençal conversations: a lunchtime series of talks

Ford Maddox Ford and the world and times of Stella Bowen, 50:20 mins (6.97 Mb, Quicktime)
presented by Emeritus Professor Joseph Wiesenfarth, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the Memorial on 23 April 2002

Stella Bowen and the European Portrait Tradition, transcript of a talk presented by Andrew Sayers, Director, National Portrait Gallery, at the Memorial on 23 May 2002