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Talking about Talking Heads

1 March 2010 by Laura

Staff infront of painting

Web Editor Lisa Jones and actress Vikky Evans Hubbard in front of Augustus John’s painting Two Jamaican Girls

We held a press call today for the brilliant Talking Heads section of the website where familiar faces from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection “come to life” and answer viewers’ questions.

Web editor Lisa Jones is pictured here interviewing our resident actress Vikky Evans-Hubbard (Vikky is actually a member of our Education and Communities team) in front of the Augustus John painting Two Jamaican Girls.

One part of my job is to work out how we use photographs to tell a story. So to totally deconstruct my own picture: the equipment Lisa actually uses is smaller and more sophisticated and the setting isn’t normally the gallery, which wouldn’t have the right acoustics. But the reality wouldn’t have made such a good picture for press and we wouldn’t have got this sneaky peek of the Lowry next door. Both paintings will eventually be going on display in a newly refubished gallery dedicated to British art from 1880-1950 at the end of this year.

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