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Tom Phillips - June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:44 Written by Lucy Shortis

A Talk in Sussex

Commissioned by the University of Sussex to commemorate its 25th anniversary in 1986 A Course in Sussex shows six excerpts from university life, each one a collaged page from A Human Document.

In a feature announcing the print in Bulletin, the University of Sussex newsletter, Tom Phillips is quoted as saying "University is a place one comes to change into oneself".

Twenty five years later this second version, A Course in Sussex II was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the university. 

Tom Phillips will be speaking at an event to launch this new edition on 28th June 2012  from 6.30 - 8pm 3rd Floor, Bramber House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QU


Monday, 18 June 2012 19:33 Written by Lucy Shortis

The exhibitions continue...

Tom Phillips will be giving a talk about the exhibition 'The Remains of the Day' at Flowers East on Tuesday 3rd July 7pm - 8.30pm.  The show continues until 7th July 2012.

Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day II ( Lussuriosi), Oil & assemblage on canvas

Signed copies of A Humument and of the recent Bodleian books can be had from Review Bookshop.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:20 Written by Tom Phillips

Birthday celebrations

My birthday week was ripe with celebration. Two exhibitions opened and I read from A Humument at the Review Bookshop.

The day itself (once known as Empire Day) was crowned with a splendid dinner given by the Flowers Gallery for ninety guests. I was constantly reminded of those artistic feasts described by Roger Shattuck in The Banquet Years, a fine and favourite book.

Here is the new seventy-five year old surrounded by friends. Stephen Fry is making an elegant speech in the wry fry style. In the foreground is the profile of Nick Serota and betweeen him and me the presiding presence of Angela herself. It was at her little upstairs gallery in Lisle Street that I had my first solo show over forty years ago.

Flowers Dinner 

This snapshot taken by Mimi Lipton captures a corner of the genial scene and much of its atmosphere.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:46 Written by Lucy Shortis

Tom Phillips on Twitter

Tom Phillips has become an infrequent live tweeter. You can follow him from the link at the top right of this page.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:39 Written by Lucy Shortis

Royal Academy magazine interview

The Royal Academy filmed Tom talking about some of the works in his current show at Flowers East (until July 7th). Tom Phillips is also interviewed by Richard Cork in the Summer 2012 issue of RA Magazine, read it here.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:24 Written by

Art That Speaks Volumes by Richard Cork