Jennifer Durrant RA - 'in conversation'

Gallery Director Myles Corley 'in conversation' with Jennifer Durrant RA

In this short film, Jennifer Durrant RA is ‘in conversation’ with Gallery Director - Myles Corley.

Jennifer Durrant RA has had an incredible life and career immersed in the arts. From humble beginnings, Jennifer began her career at Brighton College of Art. Moving on to the Slade , studying under Frank Auerbach and Howard Hodgkin, before travelling to New York to spend time with Clement Greenberg, the greatest contemporary arts writer of the 21st century. Returning to the UK in the late 1970’s, Jennifer's career than accelerated, winning painting awards, exhibiting within the Royal Academy, Kasmin Gallery, Stockwell Depot, with group and solo shows at the Serpentine.

After being invited to become a permanent member of the collections of the Tate Gallery, The British Council, Arts Council of GB, The Government Art Collection , Jennifer was finally elevated to becoming a Royal Academician in 1994. Soon after this accolade, Jennifer moved to Italy, where she has lived a quiet, reserved life ever since.

The exhibition at Linden Hall Studio , MADE IN EUROPE , is her first major show since then. With Jennifer agreeing, for the first time in her career to also shoot an ‘in conversation’ short film. Within the interview she discusses her career highlights, low points, the struggle of painting resolution and her thoughts now, looking back on the career of one of britain’s most highly regarded painters.