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Frink at BU

Elisabeth Frink A world-class art exhibition for students, staff and the public at Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University.

Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993)
Come and view original artworks from an iconic, world-renowned artist – free admission

BU Curator Julie Herring has been working with Annette Ratuszniak, Curator of the Elisabeth Frink Estate to create a unique exhibition of artworks from the Elisabeth Frink archive for BU. We thank Lin Jammet (Frink’s son) for generously making the artworks available.

About the Exhibition:

Printmaking & drawing
Part of ‘Evolution: Frink and the next generation’
Co-curated by Julie Herring (Curator, BU) & Annette Ratuszniak (Curator of the Frink Estate).

Poole House & Thomas Hardy Suite,
Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, UK BH12 5BB
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8 January - December 2012

Atrium Gallery
3 May - 30 June 2012

Opening Time: Monday - Saturday, 9am – 6pm

Fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (64page) £5.00 (plus postage)
Available for Poole House Reception Desk or contact Julie Herring as below.

For further information and to arrange tours, please contact:
Julie Herring, BU Curator: email:

For press enquiries, please contact:

About Elisabeth Frink
Dame Elisabeth Frink was a British sculptor who had strong links with Dorset in the latter part of her life. Her artworks are world-renowned and Frink is also regarded as a strong female icon in the arts world. Throughout her career Frink investigated the ambiguities of human relationships, injustice and impermanence that also have such impact on the animal world and the earth. Using the forms of men, animals and birds, she sculpturally explored their shapes to convey emotion, vulnerability and aggression, creating powerful artworks that continue to generate debate.


Key dates and activities:

Private View: Wed 2 May 2012, 5.30-8.30pm
With curator led exhibition tours throughout the evening by Annette Ratuszniak (Frink Estate) with Julie Herring (BU)

All students and staff are welcome.

BU Seminars or Creative Thinking Workshops:
Curators encourage approaches by BU Deans, Staff Lecturers and Student Union to discuss, develop and facilitate further student engagement and professional development opportunities.

External Group bookings: To discuss and book Curator led gallery tours or workshop/seminar opportunities (for Arts & community groups, schools and colleges) - please contact Julie Herring, email:


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