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Friday, 03 July 2015 14:32 Written by Lucy Admin

Pages from A Humument at Flowers New York

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This Summer Flowers New York will be exhibiting 100 pages from A Humument, showing the original untreated pages alongside the two treated versions of each page, created between 1966 and the present day.

The exhibition also features recent original works from A Humument including pages from the 2014 score of Irma An Opera.

Tom Phillips will be in New York for the opening reception, join him at the gallery July 23rd 2015 from 6-8pm.

The exhibition continues until August 29th.
Flowers New York
529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Friday, 03 July 2015 14:20 Written by Lucy Admin

After Benches at Dovecot Studios

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From now until the end of 2015 there is a rare chance to see Tom Phillips's After Benches tapestry on display at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

Founded in 1912, the studio evolved from the renowned William Morris Craft Studio at Merton Abbey in Wimbledon. Dovecot is unique for its highly creative collaboration between artist, weaver and commissioner. Each tapestry combines the creative ideals of all three creative minds and the weaver will interpret, rather than simply translate, a design into textile.

In 1946, the studio established a reputation as a leading contemporary fine art tapestry studio, producing tapestry and rugs for private and public collectors. Renowned artists such as Stanley Spencer, John Piper, Eduardo Paolozzi, Frank Stella, RB Kitaj, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney and Tom Phillips have worked with the weavers to produce significant works.

You can read about the making of After Benches here.

Over the Summer Dovecot will host a number of other exhibitions and there is also a shop and café. Opening hours 12-3 Mon-Sat or by appointment. During Edinburgh Festival 7th - 31st August Dovecot Studios are open 7 days a week 10.30 - 5.30pm.
Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
Phone: 0131 550 3660

Friday, 03 July 2015 13:58 Written by Lucy Admin

The Seven Ages of Man at Broadgate


The Seven Ages of Man, Tom Phillips 2010 image courtesy of Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photography by Antonio Parente

As part of Broadgate's 2015 Summer of Sport Season Tom Phillips's The Seven Ages of Man is shown, alongside two new sporting prints from A Humument, in the entrance lobby of the landmark building 201 Bishopsgate. Both visitors and passers-by can view the works at this location until 1st October 2015.

Read more about the work here.

201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M

Friday, 03 July 2015 13:52 Written by Lucy Admin

Venus Febriculosa: Contest 10, the winners

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Congratulations to Alan Beattie, Jeanette Walsh, and Ali Francis Garcia, the winners of Venus Febriculosa Contest 10.

If you read the Venus Febriculosa post on the shortlisted entries, you will see what a tough call it was for the judge.

Monday, 01 June 2015 18:56 Written by Steve Xerri

A Humument at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

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Tom Phillips during the install in Gallery III (Photo : Lucy Shortis)

Starting June 8th (running until August 16th) the Royal Academy will be holding its 247th Summer Exhibition, this year curated by Michael Craig-Martin RA – a leading artist of his generation.

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition, where unknown and amateur artists may find their work hung alongside pieces by household names such as Anselm Kiefer or, of course, Tom Phillips who has been a contributor to the exhibition many times since 1966.

This year, Tom has been accorded the rare honour of having an entire room (Gallery X) dedicated to his epic work A Humument : on one wall of this gallery, visitors will be able to see, in three tiers, the first forty-eight pages from Mallock’s original novel, with Phillips’s first version and final treatment of these same pages displayed beneath. The effect will be rather like a physical manifestation of our recently-installed online Humument gallery.

The central installation in Gallery X shows the continuation of the second version of A Humument virtually entire, running in page order.

A group of fine art print versions of twenty of the pages hangs on the rear wall : as they are for sale, these twenty will offer visitors to the Exhibition an opportunity to buy their own archive prints.

In Gallery III of the Exhibition and being exhibited for the first time is 'Music', a painting recently completed by Tom Phillips.

This short video, courtesy of the RA, shows the whole event being assembled in timelapse : approximately 14 seconds in, you will briefly see Tom's room in the process of being hung with rows of Humument pages.

For more details including admission times and prices, visit the Royal Academy website.