Waddington Custot Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

Waddington Custot Gallery will be exhibiting again at this years Art Basel Miami Beach, 5-8 December 2019.  Alongside works by other artists they will be showing three barry Flanagan sculptures, ‘Elephant’ (1981), ‘Hells Bells’ (2005) and ‘Whistler’s Brush’ (2005).

Barry Flanagan at Ikon Gallery – Exhibition Catalogue

The major Barry Flanagan survey exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham has now come to an end (18 September — 24 November 2019) but the beautiful exhibition catalogue continues to be available through the gallery shop and online, containing installation images alongside texts by the artist.

16cm x 16cm
96 pages
£10 plus P+P

To order a copy click here.

Barry Flanagan at Ikon Gallery – Associated Events

To celebrate the work and interests of Barry Flanagan whilst the current major solo exhibition is on at Ikon Gallery many varied associated events are programmed.

On Wednesday 16th October at Medicine Bakery and Gallery Roma Piotrowska, Curatorial Officer at Wolverhampton Art Gallery will introduce three films by Polish-British artist duo Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, including The Adventure of a Good Citizen (1937), Calling Mr Smith (1943) and The Eye and the Ear (1944–5).  As a student of Birmingham School of Art, Flanagan included the Themersons in an exhibition at the RBSA and continued to include them in his magazine Silâns (1964–5). This event is supported by Film Hub Midlands and LUX.

Barry Flanagan Ikon Gallery Associated Events








Other events include:

  • Tuesday 29th October – ‘Between Poetry and Sculpture’ a discussion between Jo Melvin (Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan) and the artist Roger Moss (an assistant of Flanagan’s) on the poetic’s of Flanagan’s practice.
  • Thursday 31 October – ‘Leaping Hares Workshop’ a creative workshop for families taking inspiration from Flanagan’s Leaping Hares.
  • Thursday 7th November – ‘OTO at Ikon: Gavin Bryars and Morgan Goff’ – Bryars, a prominent figure in minimalist and experimental music presents seven one-minute pieces written in response to Flanagan’s involvement in ‘Pataphysics
  • Thursday 21st November – ‘Ikon Youth Programme: Showcase Bollard Project’ Ikon Youth Programme and students from Birmingham School of Art respond to Barry Flanagan’s bollards project.

Booking is essential for all of the above events at Ikon Gallery.  For the full list of events and to book visit ikon-gallery.org/whats-on/

The Printed Line – Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition

This touring show continues to travel the UK and is currently exhibited at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until the 10 November.  Join Professor Paul Coldwell, an artist and Professor in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of the Arts London, on Tuesday 22 October as he takes a broad view of printmaking and discusses the many reasons why artists are drawn to the multiple image.

For more information and tickets visit the Gallery website here.

Flanagan’s ‘Killary Bay ‘79’ (1979) is included in the exhibition alongside nearly 60 artists including Walter Sicker, Ben Nicholson Eduardo Chillida David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Kenneth Martin Simon Patterson.

Check out the fantastic video with Professor Paul Coldwell’s introduction to the four main printmaking techniques used by the artists involved.

Further dates:
16 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
11 January – 1 March, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford
7 March – 26 April, The Beaney, Canterbury
25 July – 5 September, Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley
19 September – 15 November, City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham – Solo Exhibition

Three weeks to go until Barry Flanagan opens at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham on 18th September. This major survey of over 70 works will include a selection of Flanagan’s iconic bronzes alongside earlier works made in many different mediums demonstrating his ongoing experimentation with materials and their properties.  The exhibition will run until the 24th November.

For more information visit Ikon-gallery.org



ARTZUID 2019, Amsterdam’s Sculpture Biennial, is now on and presents more than sixty sculptures and installations for free across the city of Amsterdam until the 15th of September .

Barry Flanagan’s ‘Large Nijinski on Anvil Point’ (2001) pictured here (photo by Berend Strik) can be seen alongside other artists including:  Auguste Rodin, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Göttin, David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, Gabriel Lester, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jésus Rafael Soto, Joel Shapiro, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Lon Pennock, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Oliver Laric, PJ Roggeband, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Sandro Chia, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.

For more information visit artzuid.nl


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.

For more information visit Frieze.com


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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