Tom Phillips - News


Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:48 Written by Lucy Admin

The Game of Silence


The Game of Silence II, 1995, Mixed media 

Join Tom Phillips at Flowers Gallery on Saturday 1st July for the special closing event of his exhibition Connected Works.

The Game of Silence is a game for which there are no known rules. On Saturday 1st July Tom will be present in the gallery to play the game and to discuss the other works in the exhibition. This is an interactive experience in which guests are invited to observe and participate. If you would like to attend please book a place using this email address

Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP telephone 0207 920 7777


Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:55 Written by Steve Xerri

Tom Phillips interviewed for Studio International

Tom Phillips, interview | Flowers Gallery, London | 25 May 2017 from Studio International on Vimeo.

To recognise Tom Phillips's 80th birthday and to accompany the current Flowers Gallery exhibition, he is interviewed in the latest issue of Studio International, with whose kind permission the video is republished here.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:32 Written by Lucy Admin

Irma at the South London Gallery

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Irma: Our Lamp-Lit History limited edition print 2017

Tickets are now on sale for a new production of Tom Phillips opera Irma, based on the full score published in 2014. Directed by Netia Jones with musical direction by Anton Lukoszevieze, Irma will be shown as an audio visual installation at the South London Gallery from 11am - 6pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September followed by performances at 7.30pm on both nights. You can purchase tickets for the performances from the South London Gallery price £15 or £10 for concessions.

Irma is produced by SoundUK, a music charity dedicated to bringing new music in exceptional productions to a wider public. SoundUk has launched a crowdfunder page and invite pledges to support this production. There are several rewards offered for your pledges, including the signed limited edition print above by Tom Phillips.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:31 Written by Lucy Admin

Connected Works

Wittgensteins Cage web

Wittgenstein's Cage, 90 x 90 x 90cm, 2009

Throughout his career, Tom Phillips has woven together many diverse modes of practice, including painting, sculpture, text, music, photography, video, design, and site-specific sculptural installations. A new exhibition at Flowers Gallery gathers together a selection of works produced across five decades with particular focus on works in three dimensions, tracing the themes, systems and processes that have often corresponded and converged within Phillips’ durational projects. The exhibition marks Tom Phillips 80th birthday and celebrates his long association with Flowers Gallery where he first showed in 1970. A handsome catalogue, with an introductory text by Bill Packer accompanies the exhibition.

You are warmly invited to come and meet the artist at the Private View on Thursday 25th May 6pm - 8pm

Tom Phillips: Connected Works
26th May - 1st July 2017
Flowers Gallery
82 Kingsland Road London E2 8DP
T: +44 (0)20 7920 7777 F: +44 (0)20 7920 7770


Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:59 Written by Lucy Admin

A Humument: fifty years - a Bodleian Library Event


On Monday 14th November, from 4.30 - 7pm, The Bodleian is celebrating the final, fully revised, 50th anniversary edition of A Humument with a book launch event at the lecture theatre of the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford. The speakers are Dr Gill Partington (University of Warwick) & Dr Julia Jordan (UCL); followed by dialogue between Professor Adam Smyth (English Faculty) and Tom Phillips. The evening finishes with a book signing and drinks reception.  

The event is free but places are limited. Visit the Bodliean Libraries web page for more details and to reserve tickets.