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The programme

The Artist-in-Residence programme was established in 1980, inviting artists to work in the National Gallery’s artist studio and to run workshops for students in the Gallery. Occupying the studio for one year, the nine artists also donated a work from their residency to the National Gallery’s History Collection.  


Maggi Hambling, the first National Gallery Artist in Residence (1980-81), has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. 

Biographical information and project information here etc.

Biographical information and project here