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8th January, 2019

Edward Allington: In pursuit of sculpture


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8th January, 2019
End Date:
7th June, 2019
UCL Art Museum
South Cloisters
Wilkins Building
University College London
London WC1E 6BT

UCL Art Museum kicks off UCL’s Year of Sculpture 2019 with a celebration of British artist and former Slade professor Edward Allington (1951-2017).

A selection of the acclaimed sculptor’s smaller works cohabiting with the university’s historical collections in a traditional Print Room setting.

Fascinated by the classical world and its hold on contemporary imagination, Allington contemplated timely questions about authenticity, origins and truth. Sculptures, photographs, drawings, antique ledgers, motorbike parts and toy dinosaurs come together within the neoclassical architecture of UCL to capture the unique contribution of this most erudite of sculptors, who had a great sense of humour and inspired generations of artists at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art and beyond.

This exhibition is curated by Dr Andrea Fredericksen and Dr Nina Pearlman. UCL Art Museum wishes to thank Thalia and Harry Allington-Wood, Megan Piper, Jo Volley and Gary Woodley in realising Edward Allington: In pursuit of sculpture. 

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