Martha has given a number of lectures and seminars based on her work on Francis Bacon and collaboration with David Sylvester. Held at the Courtauld Insitute London, as part of the MA Curating Programme, this seminar, accompanied by the screening of the film ‘Bacon in Paris’, explored the role of the critic and curator in establishing, forming, and preserving the artist’s legacy.

For the MA Programme at the Technical University of Cologne, Martha gave a seminar entitled ‘Bacon’s Women’ that explores the role women played in Francis Bacon’s painting, his development as a painter and as an inspiration for his work, with extracts from her film  ‚Model and Artist; Henrietta Moraes and Francis Bacon‘ (1993).

The interviews with Henrietta Moraes offer insight into the working methods of the painter as well as the nature of his relationships to women, that were included as part of the Francis Bacon Retropectives at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Haus der Kunst Munich, the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon; The Human Body’ at the Hayward Gallery London and in the exhibition ‚Bacon’s Women’ at Ordovas Gallery, New York- the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Francis Bacon’s female subjects. 

Screening in New York at Ordovas Gallery.