The Government Art Collection acquires work by Lucy Stein and Anwar Jalal Shemza

Hales is delighted to announce that the Government Art Collection has acquired works by Lucy Stein and Anwar Jalal Shemza.
Lucy Stein (b.1979, Oxford, UK) received a BA in Painting from The Glasgow School of Art in 2004, Scotland and went on to study at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2004-2006). Across a twenty-year practice, Stein has developed an expansive body of conceptual work rooted in painting which embraces performance, film, writing and collaborative projects. Building upon rich painterly traditions and contemporary culture, Stein creates a world of stories. Narratives and imagery, which appear in her work, are drawn from Stein's study of psychoanalysis, feminist theory, histories and personal experience.
Anwar Jalal Shemza (b. 1928, Simla, India – d. 1985, Stafford, UK) attended the Mayo School of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, graduating in 1947. In 1956, already an established artist and writer in his home land, he relocated to England to study at the Slade School of Fine Art. This move marked a significant change in the artist’s life and practice. Throughout his career, Shemza’s visual vocabulary drew on an array of deeply studied and lived experience, from carpet patterns and calligraphic forms to the environments around him: Mughal architecture from Lahore and the rural landscapes of Stafford, England.
May 24, 2024