Frink exhibition opens at BU

Dame Elisabeth Frink Bournemouth University is hosting a special exhibioin of iconic work by world-renowned artist, Dame Elisabeth Frink.

BU is delighted to play host to a world-renowned exhibition showcasing the works of legendary British artist Dame Elisabeth Frink.

Entitled ‘Elisabeth Frink...this fleeting World’,  the exhibition features sculptures, drawings and original prints that have been chosen to demonstrate the variety of ideas and styles explored by Frink throughout her life.

The University is temporarily home to unique archive studio photographs, books, ephemera and films which have been specifically selected to reveal insights into her techniques, as well as the concepts that inspired her. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see an intriguing range of works from Elisabeth Frink’s former studios and personal collection.

BU’s Curator Julie Herring is personally thrilled with the exhibition, as well as its cultural opportunities for students, staff and the local community: “The exhibition offers wonderful learning opportunities which we are encouraging our students and staff to take part in. However, the collection is also a valuable part of the Dorset community which members of the general public in the wider region can also enjoy.”

Annette Ratuszniak, Curator of the Elisabeth Frink Estate, has specifically designed this unique exhibition for BU, selecting artworks from the archive which was established following Frink’s death in 1993. She says: “In curating the exhibition, photographs of Frink at work in her studio were chosen to set the scene for sculptures, drawings and original prints. Frink’s sculpted and graphic heads mingle amidst the seated students, while the corridors and foyers are inhabited with her archetypal figures, birds, horses and baboons. The artworks are there to provide a stimulating and thought-provoking experience for students and visitors alike”.

The exhibition is free and runs until July 2011 in Poole House reception and the foyer of the Thomas Hardy Suite on the University's Talbot Campus. To discuss and book Curator-led gallery tours or workshop/seminar opportunities for arts & community groups, schools and colleges, please contact Julie Herring:

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