Frieze Sculpture 2019


This year’s Frieze Sculpture will host Barry Flanagan’s ‘Composition’ (2008) presented by Waddington Custot.  Curated by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) Flanagan’s work will be exhibited alongside monumental sculptures from 23 other international artists including Huma Bhabha, Robert Indiana, Bill Woodrow and Bettina Pousttchi.  The display will be placed around the English Gardens in Regents Park and will be open to general visitors from 3rd July – 6th October.

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Art Fairs


Flanagan’s ‘Empire State with Bowler Mirrored’ (1997) is at TEAF New York at Waddington Custot Booth 319 until the 7th of May, (illustrated here). ‘Untitled’ (1979) was at Paul Kasmin Gallery at Frieze New York, until the 5th of May and‘Hare on Pyramid’ (1988) was at TEFAF Maastricht with Waddington Custot Galleries in March. Click the links to find more information on the artworks and check out our Summer Newsletter for details on Art Basel in June.

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Book Launch  


Flanagan’s ‘Funds’ (1969), ‘Miracle in the cabbage patch VIII 78’ (1978) and ‘Sand girl’ (1970) feature in the catalogue of Archeologi: the Metadata of Villa Lontana, curated by Jo Melvin and Vittoria Bonifati. The catalogue which was designed by Yard Press launched last Friday.

Barry Flanagan


Ikon Gallery


18 September 2019 – 24 November 2019


Ikon will present a major survey of work by Flanagan in September 2019. Curated with Jo Melvin the exhibition will offer new insights into the interconnectedness of seemingly distinct periods of Flanagan’s career and demonstrate his ongoing fascination with ontology, movement and the physicality of and experimentation with, materials with which he worked. More info here.


Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial

17 May 2019 – 15 September 2019


The sixth edition of the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial ARTZUID 2019 will open in May and will include Flanagan’s ‘Large Nijinski on Anvil Point’ (2001). Here is the work installed in Beyond Limits: Chatsworth House in 2012.

The biennial will present over 80 sculptures from 50 international artists and emphasise the importance of public sculpture. More information can be found on their website.


Public Sculpture




‘Sculpture for the City of Ghent’ (1980) installed in Ghent in 1980 in our archive.


If you are in Belgium this Spring, catch Flanagan’s ‘Sculpture for the City of Ghent’, (1980) with work by Lawrence Weiner and Rui Chafes from the collection at S.M.A.K in Grimbergen. Information here.Dont miss  Barry Flanagan: Acrobats, Outside the Box, Warwick Arts, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Arts Centre Coventry, this Spring/Summer. As featured in our Winter Newsletter the installation will last until August 2019.More information here.


Negative Space




6 April 2019 until 11 August 2019



Flanagan’s ‘a hole in the sea’ (1969) is included in Negative Space at zkm Karlsruhe until August.  The exhibition aims to investigate the relationship between sculpture and space in relation to diverse spatial concepts. Flanagan’s work is shown alongside that of Rachel Whiteread, Olafur Eliasson, Eventstructure Research Group and Lydia Clark. See their website for forthcoming events related to the exhibition.


The Printed Line


Arts Council Collection touring exhibition

beginning in Torre Abbey Museum

6 April – 2 June 2019




Flanagan’s ‘Killary Bay ‘79’ (1979) is included in The Printed Line, Arts Council Collection travelling exhibition. Showcasing the printmaking techniques of nearly 60 artists it includes Walter Sicker, Ben Nicholson Eduardo Chillida David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Kenneth Martin Simon Patterson. Check out their fantastic video with Professor Paul Coldwell’s introduction to the four main printmaking techniques used by the artists involved.




The Printed Line: An Introduction to Printmaking Techniques
Arts Council Collection on youtube.



The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy Curates the Arts Council Collection

Towner Art Gallery

17 February – 2 June 2019



Installation view, The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy Curates, Towner Gallery 2019, courtesy and copyright the Towner Gallery, photo by Angus Mill. 


Artist Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council collection in the Towner Gallery’s final Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19  and has included Flanagan’s ‘Heap 4’ (1967). The gallery website explains Hardy has envisioned the gallery space ‘as a shifting impermanent landscape, a meditative environment shaped by local weather data, which has been translated into gently fluctuating light.’ Artists include Claire Barclay, Claude Cahun, Lynn Chadwick, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Sarah Lucas and Ima-Abasi. Check their website and social media for great forthcoming events.