Artist’s Talk

Sat 2 Sep 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm | Ledbury Poetry House - Event has now taken place.

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. If you are interested to meet Clae Eastgate and find out more about her exhibition, please do come to

Clae Eastgate, the artist behind Painting the Poets, will talk about this project , the process of making the portraits and the legacy.

Clae Eastgate is a British artist with a focus on portraiture. She has created projects and commissions for private clients, collectors and institutions. Noted subjects are the former Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, former Scots Makar, Jackie Kay, former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke; poet, novelist and playwright, Kae Tempest, renowned ethologist, Dame Jane Goodall and the Queen commissioned by the Kennel Club (2013).  Clae is currently completing a collection of portraits celebrating the lives and work of some of the UK’s finest contemporary female poets, with two paintings from the collection recently acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for their Modern Portraiture collection.

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