Mad Tracey from Margate: the Work of Tracey Emin

Wednesday  3 July 2013 at 2.00 pm

Rosalind Whyte

Rosalind Whyte has a BA and MA from Goldsmith’s College, and an MA (distinction) from Birkbeck College. She is an experienced guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and Greenwich.

Rosalind lectures at Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, to independent art societies and on cruises. She also leads art appreciation holidays.

TraceyEmin shot to fame and notoriety with My Bed in 1999. She has since earned a fortune and criticism in virtually equal measure. She is frequently accused of being self-indulgent because of the autobiographical nature of her work, yet many artists have used their life experiences to inform their work without the criticism of self-obsession.

This lecture looks at some aspects of what is a wide-ranging and varied body of work and seeks to examine some of the reasons behind the antagonism Emin faces.

Rosalind Whyte’s web site Arty Facts is available here.