Surveying the career of the sculptor known for his witty transformations of everyday objects.

Often humorous, always inventive, Bill Woodrow's sculptures range from severed heads to fossilised telephones to giant bee-keepers. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1986 and receiving the fourth plinth commission in 2000, he was acknowledged by The Sunday Times as one of the ‘biggest achievers of his generation’.

From his first sculpture, Ear-Ring for Ablah in 1969, to examples of his most recent work, the exhibition explores the full breadth of his career, drawing on pieces the artist created for his Cut-out , Navigator and Breakdown series.

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 0BD

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