Ali Smith in conversation

Friday 4 May, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Ali Smith and Caroline Campbell

£16/£15 conc./£14 Members & Patrons

Ali Smith, author of ‘The Accidental’ and ‘How To Be Both’, talks about her love of still life paintings with Caroline Campbell, Head of Collections and Research at the National Gallery.

Ali and Caroline will discuss the power, meaning, and lasting appeal of still life as well as the Tacita Dean: STILL LIFE exhibition.


Ali Smith CBE is best known for her books ‘The Accidental’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘How to be both’. She won the Baileys Prize, Goldsmiths Prize, and 2014 Costa Book Awards for ‘How to Be Both’. Her essay, ‘Flower piece’ is published in the Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life' catalogue.

Caroline Campbell is the Head of Collections and Research and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500. She is curating the upcoming exhibition, Mantegna and Bellini, which opens in October 2018.

Image above © Sarah Wood