The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Edward Allington sculpture exhibition opens in Canary Wharf
Edward Allington, Aluminum Victory. @Canary Wharf.

LONDON.- Canary Wharf Group unveils the latest addition to its impressive visual art programme with the opening of Edward Allington’s ‘We Are Time: Past and Future Works’ exhibition. Until 14 September, Allington’s superb sculptures bring wit, irony, human endeavour and an unusual take on classical culture into the lobby of the landmark One Canada Square.

Allington’s work has roots in classical themes and imagery – a very timely theme on the eve of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He examines the effects of time on works of art and how we perceive them - how objects appear differently in the world at different periods of time. For example, 2000 years ago a warrior’s helmet from ancient Greece would have been on the battlefield whereas today it is a revered museum artefact. Allington has taken reproductions of such relics and transformed them into sculptures, sometimes combining them with modern objects. His resulting works often present curious juxtapositions, imbued with his sense of the absurd.

This is a rare opportunity to see Allington’s works, particularly his classically themed sculptures, many of which have not been shown for twenty years or more.

A series of new photographs by Heini Schneebeli of five of Allington’s small bronze sculptures taken among the collections and exhibits of The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, UCL Art Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, all at University College London, add another dimension to the display.

Edward Allington was born in Troutbeck Bridge, Westmoreland in 1951. He studied at Lancaster College of Art (1968-71); Central School of Art and Design, London (1971-74); and Royal College of Art, London (1983-84) studying Cultural History. His first solo exhibition Edward Allington Ceramics was held at 1B Kensington Church Walk in 1977, since when he has exhibited widely in Britain and abroad. In 1989 he was prizewinner of the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Allington’s Fellowships include Gregory Fellow in Sculpture, University of Leeds 1991-93; Research Fellow in Sculpture, Manchester Metropolitan University 1993-96 and Sargant Fellow, the British School at Rome 1997. His work is in numerous private and public collections in Britain, Eire, Korea, Japan and the United States. Allington lives in London and is currently Professor, Head of Graduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Today's News

July 24, 2012

Mexican archaeologists discover three 1,000 year old tombs near Monte Albán in Oaxaca

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal says ruby red steel tower in London is not Olympic cauldron

Art collector Herbert Vogel, who with his U.S. postal clerk salary built a collection, dies at 89

Tate unveils first live commission in The Unilever Series created by the artist Tino Sehgal

One of China's foremost artists, Liu Xiaodong, now represented by Lisson Gallery

Philadelphia Museum of Art appoints Dr. Elizabeth Milroy as Curator of Education for Public Programs

2012 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize shortlist announced

New large-scale sculpture by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm installed at The Standard, New York

Cartier watches, rare gold coins, diamonds in Government Auction July 29 sale

"The Human Senses and Perception in Contemporary Art" on view at Kunsthalle zu Kiel

London Artist Sophie Smallhorn wraps Olympic Stadium 2012 in full spectrum of colour

Three major new art commissions for exhibition ROAD SHOW, a nine day festival

Munich 1972 Olympic posters: Art inspired by Olympic ideals at the Walker Art Gallery

Edward Allington sculpture exhibition opens in Canary Wharf

New digital platform for and about those at the leading edge of design goes live

E20 12 Under Construction: A visual exploration of the Olympic development by Giles Price

Spanish Colonial Arts Society announces a gift of fine Peruvian art from the Beltrán-Kropp Foundation

David Askevold's Once Upon a Time in the East journeys west to the Armory Center for the Arts

Britain's Royal Mail to issue Olympic champ stamps

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful