Martin Harrison, Editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon: The Catalogue Raisonné and author of the critically acclaimed In Camera: Francis Bacon, photography, film and the practice of painting published by Thames & Hudson will be giving a talk entitled "Francis Bacon: Gravity" at Northumbria University on June 18th at 5pm at BALTIC 39, 31–39 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon-Tyne NE1 1EW. Since 1973, Martin Harrison has published widely on 19th and 20th century art and photography, and curated exhibitions in the UK (Victoria & Albert Museum; National Portrait Gallery), Italy, the USA and Mexico. He also co-curated the Bacon exhibition at the Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Wesftfalen, Dusseldorf in 2006. His first publication on Francis Bacon was “ Points of Reference” (Faggionato Fine Art, 1999) and his most recent books are Incunabula, 2008 and Francis Bacon: New Studies- Centenary Essays, 2009 (editor and contributor). Martin Harrison is now recognized as the pre-eminent expert on Francis Bacon.