Ian Hamilton Finlay

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Regarded as one of the most unique artists of the twentieth century, Ian Hamilton Finlay's work is almost instantly recognisable due to his distinctive concrete poetry etched on various materials. Tate Britain shines a light on some of his most prolific artworks, concentrating on Finlay's alternative to a neo-classical idiom and his word and image-combined metaphoric sculptures. Juxtaposing neon, wood, stone and bronze sculptures against printed works, the free exhibition runs until mid-February.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Newport Street, SE11 | 9 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Shopping > House and Garden
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 11 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 35 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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    London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
    The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 15 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 13 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 15 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Ian Hamilton Finlay
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    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture
    DATES  25th February to 25th May 2015
    VENUE  Tate Britain 
    An exhibition devoted to the innovative sculpture of Queen Victoria's reign, Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain celebrates lavish work produced in the prolific Victorian era. As well as marble, limewood, ceramic and bronze sculpture, including Frederic Leighton's An Athlete Wrestling with a Python, there is jewellery and silverwork with works by ... More about this event
     
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    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
    DATES  25th February to 7th June 2015
    VENUE  Tate Britain 
    First championed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 salted paper prints were one of the earliest forms of photography. Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 shows ninety photographs, prime examples of the few fragile salt prints that survive, showing historic moments and personal portraits. Highlights include Fox Talbot's pho... More about this event
     
    Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina MackieTate Britain Commission 2015: Christina MackieA three-part installation by the artist inspired by her interest in pigments and the use of colour, exploring the notion of physical and compositional balance between natural elements and artificial objects.2015-05-23T10:00:00+01002015-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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    Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie
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