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The Sir Roland Penrose Memorial Lecture: Everything is Something

The 11th Sir Roland Penrose Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Elephant Trust

'I don't know what I want to say, but, to try to say something, I think I want to try to think. I want to try to see what I think. i think trying is a big part of it, I think thinking is a big part of it, and I think wanting is a big part of it, but saying it is difficult, and I find saying trying and nearly always wanting. I want what I want to say to go without saying.' (Martin Creed, 2001 #267)

Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He was the winner of the 2001 Turner Prize.

This is the 11th Sir Roland Penrose Memorial Lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Elephant Trust, which was set up by Roland Penrose adn Lee Miller in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.


Martin Creed | talks


Date and Time:

23 November 2005 at 6:30 pm





The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
020 7747 2596

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£5/£3 concessions

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This lecture will be held in the Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

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