Woking, The Lightbox, 2D:3D – Discover the Art of Sculpture: Sculpture & Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 1 February – 1 March 2008;
London, Sotheby’s, Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 10 – 21 January 2011;
Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, Centrepiece, 8 July – 2 August 2015;
London, Royal College of General Practitioners, Health and the Body, 3 March – 29 May 2016
Michael Ayrton, An Illustrated Commentary by Peter Cannon-Brookes, Birmingham, 1978 (illustrated, no. 231, p. 127)
Tutored by Henry Moore, Michael Ayrton took up sculpture in the 1950s. A frequent motif for him was the myth of Daedalus, the legendary inventor and maze-maker and the Cretan Minotaur, a monstrous power trapped in earth-bound futility. Ayrton’s personal life was volatile and troubled and his work, drawing on personal experience is full of tension and dramatic, often tragic emotion.