A Poem for Elisabeth Frink

Spring 2011

Sean Street's poem, 'Statues in Bronze', which first appeared in "The True Making" and is now to be found in "Time Between Tides - New and Selected Poems" has been published by the Frink Estate and Bournemouth University in the catalogue for an exciting new exhibition at the University during the Spring. "Elisabeth was kind enough to say how much she liked the poem, so for me it is a cherished memory of a brilliant artist and a warm person", says Sean. " It is an honour to have it included in the catalogue for this great and unique exhibition." Exhibition Details: Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm, free admission Poole House & Thomas Hardy Suite: 8 January - 30 July 2011 Atrium Gallery: 5 February - 2 April 2011 Elisabeth Frink ...this fleeting World A unique exhibition of sculptures, drawings, original prints, plasters, books and photographs from the studios and archive collection of Elisabeth Frink - curated for Bournemouth University. Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) was a British sculptor who had strong links with Dorset in the latter part of her life. Her artworks are world-renowned and Frink is also regarded as a strong female icon in the arts world. Throughout her career Frink investigated the ambiguities of human relationships, injustice and impermanence that also have such impact on the animal world and the earth. Using the forms of men, animals and birds, she sculpturally explored their shapes to convey emotion, vulnerability and aggression, creating powerful artworks that continue to generate debate. Fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (64 page) £5.00 (plus postage) available from Poole House reception desk, or contact Julie Herring, as above. Further information and map: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/frink www.elisabethfrink-estate.com