Once described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures”, Francis bacon was a lot of things, many of them contradictory. Closeted and then unashamedly gay; charismatic in life but bleak on the canvas; reviled and revered. Most of all, however, Francis Bacon stands tall as one of the giants of 20th Century art.
His fascinating and at times controversial life will be brought to life this month at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts with the critically acclaimed one man show Pope Head. After successful seasons in London and Edinburgh, UK actor Garry Roost will give two performances at the Judy on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March as part of his Australian tour.
Pope Head draws directly from the words and thoughts of Bacon himself and is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, psyche, and sexuality of this complex artist.
Pope Head will be staged 13 & 14 March at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Tickets are available call 38729000.