In Conversation: Anne Tallentire and Malin Ståhl

John Hansard Gallery presents an in-con­ver­sa­tion event fea­tur­ing Anne Tal­len­tire and Malin Ståhl.

Join artist Anne Tallentire and Hollybush Gardens co-director Malin Ståhl as they discuss processes relevant to the production of works in Tallentire’s current John Hansard Gallery exhibition, Material Distance.

Key concepts considered include assemblage, arrangement, flatness, volume and their place in Tallentire’s practice. Looking closely at specific works, the discussion will open out to ideas concerning different registers of the real and how Tallentire’s practice aims to resist dramatic affect.

This event is in-person at John Hansard Gallery.

Material Distance on show at John Hansard Gallery until 14 January 2023.


Anne Tallentire (b. County Armagh, Northern Ireland) has lived and worked in London since the 1980s. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally and is Professor Emerita at Central St Martins, London (where she taught from the early 1990s to 2014). In 2018, Tallentire was a recipient of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists.

Malin Ståhl is co-founder and co-director of Hollybush Gardens, a contemporary art gallery in London. Prior to this she completed two MA’s, one in Curating at Goldsmiths University and one in Recent Philosophy and Critical Theory at Middlesex University. As well as writing on artists’ works and practices for catalogues and booklets, Malin also has her own writing practice and is working on her first poetry/short story book.