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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 23:29 Written by Lucy Admin

South London Dreaming


Prints by Tom Phillips feature in two group exhibitions this Autumn.
At GX Gallery in Camberwell, London, Brendan Neiland has curated an exhibition of works by artists who he says "have had some kind of impact on me personally. From the Royal College of Art, through various galleries, print workshops and art schools". Neilands Choice runs from 3rd -21st November 2015 Find out more at
The nearby Camberwell School of Art is celebrated in a survey exhibition 40 Years of Painting, Camberwell Students and Teachers, 1945 - 1985 at the Belgrave St Ives Galleries in Cornwall from 7th - 30th November 2015
John Watson, Chairman of the St Ives Society of Artists and a keen collector of art by Camberwell artists, and Michael Gaca, Gallery Director of Belgrave St Ives, who studied painting at Camberwell, have jointly curated this large-scale exhibition of paintings and drawings by 82 Camberwell artists. For more information, and to view the exhibition online visit

Monday, 12 October 2015 17:18 Written by Lucy Admin

A Humument in Boston


On display from 15th October at the 360 Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, an exhibition of pages from A Humument dating from 1966 to 2013.
The exhibition which is free and open to the public, runs until 30th November 2015
Opening hours are Monday through Friday, 11am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Map and directions here

STOP PRESS On Friday 13th November 2015 from 4-6pm MassMOCA curator Denise Markonish will be at Gallery 360 to talk about curating A Humument and working with Tom Philips. This event will be free and open to the public.


Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:23 Written by Lucy Admin

How To Write About Art


On Saturday 3rd October, as part of London Lit Weekend, Tom Phillips, Catherine Lampert and Julian Bell take part in a panel discussion, chaired by Keith Miller, that explores how we explain the visual arts with language only. Each of us sees a work of art differently and then has to find the right words to convey it. How does one capture the essence of a painting or sculpture in words?
3rd October, 2pm Hall 2
Kings Place
90 York Way London N1 9AG

Book tickets online

Find out more about London Lit Weekend

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

Pages from A Humument at Flowers New York

IRMA Score 2014

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