Image banner: Detail of The Queen’s Window, 2018 by David Hockney at Westminster Abbey © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Dr Susan Jenkins, Curator at Westminster Abbey, talks about the commissioning, design, production and installation of David Hockney’s first stained glass window commission, dedicated in October 2018. A commission initiated by the outgoing Dean of Westminster, the Very Revd Dr John Hall, the window is a celebration of the Queen’s reign.

At fellow artist Tacita Dean’s suggestion, Hockney chose a landscape composition, very different from any other stained glass window in the Abbey. Using a composition that he has frequently represented in his paintings, Hockney depicts the hawthorn blossom in his native Yorkshire Wolds.

Dr Jenkins’ talk coincides with the publication of a well-illustrated book recording the making of the window, with a new Q&A interview with David Hockney by Young British Artist (YBA) Tacita Dean.

Thurs 12 March 2020, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£10 Adults | £8 Lightbox Members

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