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Redesigning the Medieval Book Competition & Exhibition in conjunction with Designing English - Graphics on the Medieval Page

Bodleian Weston Library, Blackwell Hall, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG until 11th March 2018

A competition "Redesigning the Medieval Book" was held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition: "Designing English - Graphics on the medieval page". An exhibition of 12 of the embroidered entries to the competition are in a nearby room to Designing English and are a display of newly created artist's books inspired by medieval manuscripts. Entry to the library to see both exhibitions is free until 11th March. After this date the exhibition Redesigning the Medieval Book is relocating to the Library at the University of the West of England on 19th April until 30th June 2018. For more information on both exhibitions please see the Bodleian Library website

Redesigning the Medieval Book medieval lettering Tanya Bentham
Redesigning the Medieval Book Work by Tanya Bentham
Work by Corrinne Welch Winning piece by Sue Doggett
Work by Corrinne Welch Medieval Calendar Notes by Sue Doggett

Elisabeth Frink: sculpture, drawings, prints - a new exhibition at Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 2QP

10th February - 21st April 2018

Ingram Collection of Modern British Art (c) The Frink Estate

Goggle Head by Elisabeth FrinkA fabulous opportunity to see work by the famous 20th century artist, Elisabeth Frink in this exhibition of sculpture, drawings and prints. The idea for t he exhibition came from the iconic and well-known bronze life-sized sculpture of a black horse outside Lloyds Bank in Milton Keynes, commissioned in 1978 as part of a major public art scheme. The exhibition commemorates the 25rh anniversary of Frink's death in 1993 and the 40th anniversary of the Lloyds' commission.

Ingram Collection of Modern British Art (c) The Frink Estate

The Cormorant by Elisabeth FrinkElizabeth Frink's early influences growing up in Suffolk near a military airfield during the Second World War, her strong belief in human rights and her devotion to themes associated with nature all helped to shape her work which often explored masculine strength and agreession and t he innate characters of animals and birds.

Themes of horses, heads, human figures, animals and birds will be explored through magnificent bronze sculpture, print and drawings. Pieces are being loaned from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art, the Lightbox in Woking, the Sladmore Gallery in London and private collections. Highlights include a Riace III figure, a 2 metre tall bronze warrior which will dominate the gallery, a Goggle Head, an Easter Head, and Eagle Lectern and many original drawings including Warrior Birds and Horse and Rider.

Entry to the exhibition - by donation

A talk on Elisabeth Frink by Jo Baring, Curator of the Ingram Collection, will be held on Wednesday 21st March at 2pm. Please see the events page for further information and booking details.

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