Nigel Hall © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: Marcus Leith

Nigel Hall RA in conversation with Megan Piper

Art at Oxford Saïd - Exhibition talk

Nigel Hall, Royal Academician, will be interviewed by Megan Piper at the opening of Art at Oxford Saïd's latest exhibition 'Significant others'.

We are proud to present Significant Others, an exhibition of work by Nigel Hall RA and his late partner Manijeh Yadegar, who lived and worked together for over 40 years.

This exhibition will explore the intellectual and artistic dialogue between the two artists, a sculptor and a painter respectively, whose practices are dedicated to abstraction and minimalism. The couple exhibited on several occasions during Yadegar’s lifetime however this exhibition is a first since her passing.

Event Schedule

  • 17:15 - Registration opens
  • 17:45 - Event starts
  • 18:45 - Drinks reception
  • 19:45 - Close


About the artists

Nigel Hall studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol and at the Royal College of Art, London after which a Harkness Fellowship took him to the United States. Hall has had many exhibitions around the world and has been widely collected. His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970. In subsequent years he explored the ways in which tubular construction alters the viewer’s perception of space. His recent work has been less minimal in feel, tending towards stronger, more solid forms. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 2011.

Manijeh Yadegar was born in Esfahan, Iran and came to England when she was just 13. She trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London. Although she worked in comparative seclusion since her student days, during her lifetime she was the subject of five solo exhibitions in South Korea, Sweden and London and contributed to over 50 joint exhibitions worldwide. In 2001 she was artist in residence, at Chretzeturm, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Her work is represented in the collections of Deutsche Bank, London, The Contemporary Art Society, London and many private collections in England and abroad.

Photograph of Nigel Hall © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: Marcus Leith