12 Masks
Twelve Collage Masks, 2022

Tristram Shandy cover

Frontispiece to Folio Society
edition of Tristram Shandy 
collage, 2020
The Path Not Taken
The Path Not Taken, exhibited at Flowers East, 2012


Design for Olympic coin, 2011

Newman mosaic (detail)

Cardinal Newman mosaic (detail), 2010
Heart of Darkness
Fifteen Moments from Heart of Darkness imagined by Tom Phillips collage, 2010
  • 2022
  • On 28th November 2022 Tom Phillips dies at home at the age of 85
  • Works on a series of collage masks using full-colour images from copies of Scientific American
  • TP continues to work on a third version of A Humument
  • T.S.Eliot's The Waste Land illustrated by TP is published by Folio Society to mark the centenary of the work
  • New Talfourd Press limited edition artist's book Humbert is published
  • 2021
  • Shandy Hall hosts an exhibition of works by TP, titled A Grand Folio
  • 700th anniversary of death of Dante Alighieri marked by exhibition of TP illustrations and translation of Inferno at Palazzo Blu in Pisa and an international touring exhibition Hyper Modern Dante organised by the Italian Cultural Institute
  • 2020
  • Tristram Shandy is published by Folio Society
  • TP comes out of portrait retirement to work on a portrait commission from Churchill College Cambridge of their Honorary Fellow Dr Yusuf Hamied
  • A group of works by TP, in the collection of Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi, go on permanent exhibition at the newly restored Palazzo Butera, Palermo
  • 2019
  • TP completes a series of illustrations to new edition of Tristram Shandy and also illustrations to a new translation of The Oresteia of Aeschylus for Carcanet Press
  • 2018
  • Following publication of the stated Final Edition of A Humument, TP finds himself returning to work on a third version of the book
  • 2017
  • TP is one of the judges of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017
  • Connected Works, an exhibition at Flowers Gallery, marks the occasion of TP’s 80th Birthday
  • Irma: An opera, opus XIIB has its world première at the South London Gallery The production is devised and directed by Netia Jones with musical director Anton Lukoszevieze
  • 2016
  • The complete final edition of A Humument is published by Thames & Hudson
  • The Bodleian Library celebrates the final edition of A Humument with a book launch event at the lecture theatre of the Weston Library, with speakers Dr Gill Partington, Dr Julia Jordan and Professor Adam Smyth.
  • The Chapel of St George and the English Martrys at Westminster Cathedral is completed and dedicated by the Archbishop of Westminster
  • The Royal Mint commemorates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare with a five ounce proof coin in gold and silver designed by TP
  • The Library at Elsinore is exhibited at Senate House Library, London in their first major exhibition Shakespeare:Metamorphosis
  • Jake Auerbach’s film about 20 Sites n Years is released with a screening at Camberwell College of Arts
  • 2015
  • Opera Parallèle presents the American première of Heart of Darkness in its 2014-15 season
  • Work by TP features in Great British Drawings, an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • At the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Gallery X is dedicated to A Humument
  • 2014
  • TP-designed Benjamin Britten 50 pence coin goes into general circulation in the UK
  • Installation begins of TP-designed Chapel of St George and the English Martrys at Westminster Cathedral
  • Images from A Humument to Accompany Ulysses published by Openings Closings Press
  • The full score of Irma: An Opera published by Talfourd Press
  • 2013
  • Suite from Heart of Darkness première at Cadogan Hall
  • Spoken word Humument is released on USB card
  • A Humument Conference at Birkbeck College London
  • Completes series of oil collage paintings, exhibited at Flowers Cork Street in September
  • 2012
  • Humument 5th Edition is published by Thames & Hudson
  • Celebrates his 75th Birthday with exhibitions at Flowers and GX galleries
  • Heart of Darkness is nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award
  • Joins Twitter @TomPhillipsArt, tweeting in rhyme
  • Completes Memorial at School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
  • 2011
  • Cicero Orations with illustrations by Tom Phillips published by Folio Society
  • The Royal Mint commission Tom Phillips and Sir Anthony Caro to design the first UK kilo coins to mark the occasion of the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Two new books, Readers and Hats (editions Hansjorg Mayer/Bodleian library) Oxford Arts Society
  • Heart of Darkness World Première at Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden Royal Opera House
  • 2010
  • Two new Tom Phillips books, African Goldweights and Ashanti Goldweights (facsimile sketchbook) are launched at Barbara Wein Galerie, Berlin
  • Cardinal Newman mosaic installed in Westminster Cathedral