The Ingram Collection is delighted to have lent two significant sculptures to this exhibition, Walking Madonna and Eagle Lectern.
‘Elisabeth Frink was one of Britain’s leading 20th-century sculptors. She created, without the aid of assistants, an impressive body of over 400 sculptures while working in a succession of studios – in London, France and finally Dorset.
Throughout her lifetime Frink received many commissions for public buildings, urban environments and sacred spaces. This exhibition presents the stories of these sculptures from studio to place, and examines the changing demands and attitudes of commissioners as urban Britain moved from post Second-World War reconstruction to new agendas for built environments. Rarely seen studio and archive material including original plasters, photographs, film, letters and papers saved from her final studio at Woolland in Dorset, are shown along with sculptures cast in bronze, drawings and original prints.
Including loans from private collections and the Frink Estate, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Frink’s inspirations and working methods, and the significance of the ongoing presence of her commissioned work. Some have fared better than others – silent witnesses of changing places and communities in modern Britain.
Elisabeth Frink: The Presence of Sculpture has been curated for the Djanogly Gallery by Annette Ratuszniak (Curator, Frink Estate) with Neil Walker (Head of Visual Arts Programming). A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition’.
Elisabeth Frink: The Presence of Sculpture
Wed 25 Nov 2015 – Sun 28 February 2016
Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts