Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

13 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

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This is the largest showing of work by the celebrated sculptor Elisabeth Frink in 25 years.

Elisabeth Frink, Bird, 1952

The exhibition provides new perspectives and examines Fink's radical and bohemian beginnings in 1950s London, reappraising one of the most important British sculptors of the 20th century.

Frink’s work will be placed alongside that of other modern masters, most notably Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Auguste Rodin, Francis Bacon, Germaine Richier and Louise Bourgeois. In addition, work by two exciting contemporary artists, Douglas Gordon and Rebecca Warren, will also provide a wider context to explore themes important to Frink.

The relationship between humans and animals was central for Frink and one she returned to throughout her life. Whilst offering exciting contemporary possibilities both metaphorically and directly, she was conscious of the fact that animals appear in art from the very earliest times and that their relationship with humans and animals is interdependent.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm
Sat - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Closed Mon, including bank holidays.

Closed 23 Dec – 2 Jan

Free Parking for exhibition visitors – see website for more details

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