Lecture by Clarrie Wallis on the work of Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie picky people notice installation S M A K 2022 image Dirk Pauwels 12

In conjunction with the exhibition 'picky people notice…,' by Rose Wylie, Clarrie Wallis will share her insights on Wylie’s remarkable career in relation to the paintings and drawings on display.

In 2013 Clarrie Wallis curated the first significant institutional exhibition of Rose Wylie in Britain at Tate, which preceded worldwide solo presentations. The exhibition was followed by Wallis’ publication of the painter’s first monograph in 2018, outlining some of the key aspects of her prolific oeuvre.


Clarrie Wallis is Director of Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK. Previously, she served as Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate. For Tate Wallis curated many landmark exhibitions including Steve McQueen: Year 3 (2019), Mark Leckey O’ Magic Power of Bleakness (2019), Mike Nelson: The Asset Strippers (2019), Cerith Wyn Evans: Forms in Space..By Light (In Time) (2017), Mona Hatoum (2016), Patrick Caulfield (2013), Richard Long: Heaven & Earth (2009), Mark Wallinger: State Britain (2007) and Tacita Dean: Recent Films and Other Works (2001). During her tenure at Tate, she also re-established the Art Now programme for emerging artists and played a key role in the growth of Tate’s collection. She is the author of monographs publications on Rose Wylie, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Deacon and editor of a ‘Richard Long Reader’.

Practical information
  • Sunday 26.Mar.2023 - 3 pm
  • In English
  • In auditorium
  • For Free. Do you want to visit the exhibtion afterwards, please book your ticket.

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