Bucks County Museum leads the way in commemorating the 25th anniversary of iconic 20th century artist, Elisabeth Frink

David Erskine, Bucks County Museum  |  Published: Feb 15th 2018

Over 50 Friends and Patrons of Bucks County Museum and other distinguished guests attended the official launch of the Elisabeth Frink Exhibition on 10 February at the County Museum in Aylesbury.

Lord Howe, Chairman of the Patrons, officially opened the exhibition saying, “Bucks County Museum is ahead of the rest of the nation in commemorating the 25th anniversary since Frink’s death and the 40th anniversary of the Milton Keynes horse outside Lloyds Bank which inspired this exhibition. This is a world class exhibition celebrating the work of one of the most iconic female artists of the 20th Century.” 

Jo Baring, curator of the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art which have generously loaned many of the exhibits, explained some of the influences on Frink’s work including her experiences as a child during the Second World War and the interest in Amnesty International. The sculptures on display show many of the methods that Frink used to build her sculptures including the imprint of hessian on the body of the Riace Warrior figure and even impressions of Frink’s finger prints!

The exhibition encompasses themes of Horses, Heads, Human Figures, Animals and Birds which are illustrated by several sculptures, as well as prints and drawings and even a family friendly activity area where you can draw like Frink or write your own label to interpret her work.

Museum Director Sue Shave said, “Bucks County Museum is very proud to have an exhibition of this quality showing in Aylesbury for our local community. We are very keen to give everyone the chance to experience great art and to help visitors to explore their reactions to what they see in the exhibition. We are also keen to hear about anyone spotting Frink works in public around the country!”

Elisabeth Frink: sculptures, drawings, prints runs until 21 April 2018. Entry is by donation to support Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust, registered charity 1153345.

Bucks County Museum launch 10 Feb 18 - Mel Czapski, Jo Baring Ingram Collection, Lorde Howe and Milly Soames. Photo courtesy Bucks County Museum.
Bucks County Museum launch 10 Feb 18 - Mel Czapski, Jo Baring Ingram Collection, Lorde Howe and Milly Soames. Photo courtesy Bucks County Museum.
exhibition pieces, photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
exhibition pieces, photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
Exhibition pieces, photos courtesy Bucks County Museum
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