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Wednesday, 05 May 2021 16:00 Written by Lucy Admin

Tapestry Goes Pop

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A new exhibition at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh celebrates the work of the brilliant masterweaver Archie Brennan, who collaborated with Tom Phillips in 1973 on this tapestry Benches After Benches (detail shown above).

The exhibition Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! is open until 30th August 2021. For more information and advance bookings visit the Dovecot studios website

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:10 Written by Lucy Admin

Dante in Belgrade

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Continuing the Dante 700 celebrations, the exhibition Hyper-Modern Dante: Illustrations of Dante throughout the world 1893-2021, opens on the 14th of April at the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade and continues until 12th May.

Friday, 26 March 2021 16:22 Written by Lucy Admin

Dante in Pisa


Marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, an exhibition of Tom Phillips's Dante's Inferno, curated by Giorgio Bacci, is at Palazzo Blu, Pisa until 18th July. Visit the Palazzo Blu website for full details, interviews and an online catalogue.

Thursday, 03 December 2020 15:39 Written by Lucy Admin

Royal Academy: Summer in Winter


 Homage to John Cage, archival print with silkscreen. Edition of 25, 55 x 59 cm

Determined that its unbroken record of 252 Summer Exhibitions must not be curtailed by Covid 19, the Royal Academy of Arts has opened it’s doors again to the Summer in Winter 2020 Summer Exhibition which features 5 new prints by Tom Phillips. The academy is open daily from 10am to 6pm but booking in advance is essential even for members. For those of you unable to visit you can still browse and buy online at the Summer Exhibition Explorer website until 3rd January 2021.


Thursday, 23 April 2020 18:35 Written by Steve Xerri

Folio Society edition of Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the fictional autobiography of a hapless anti-hero, subverted the rules of novel-writing very early in the history of the genre, using all the devices at the disposal of contemporary book production – missing sections, blacked-out pages, proliferations of glyphs such as asterisks and dashes – as well as bespoke visual emebllishments in the text (in one famous example, an intricate swash indicating the way a character flourishes his stick in the air).

Wishing to produce a sumptuous volume such as Sterne intended for his tale, The Folio Society have recently commissioned Tom Phillips to design and illustrate their new edition of this inventive novel : with his long experience of processing books to enhance text with stylish and witty visualisations, the artist is uniquely well placed to carry out the task and has produced what the Society calls "the perfect pictorial counterpart to Laurence Sterne’s comic masterpiece".

For further details or to purchase a copy, vist the Folio Society's online shop.