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Nicholas Pope: Ten Big Words

Nicholas Pope: Ten Big Words

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Dates – Thursday 7 July – Sunday 25 September

Ten Big Words – lie kill love steal envy rest cheat fear obey honour.

Like that of many of his peers who emerged in the 1970s, who were preoccupied with finding a new and distinctive sculptural language, Nicholas Pope’s work marked a disassociation from an earlier generation and he began to be known for using mainly natural materials, which he carved, or more simply, stacked and assembled.

Following his 1980 exhibition representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Pope visited Zimbabwe and Tanzania: an experience that affected the rest of his life and twisted his artistic practice completely.

In a move towards softer, more malleable materials such as glass, porcelain, textiles, moulded aluminium and ceramics, Pope began to make abstract works that reference complicated themes of spirituality, suicide and society.

Ten Big Words – lie kill love steal envy rest cheat fear obey honour, is part of Sticky Intimacy – a group exhibition featuring Katie Cuddon, Emma Hart and Nicholas Pope.

For more info please visit the Chapter Art website.

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Nicholas Pope Drawings

Nicholas Pope Drawings

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Nicholas Pope Drawings | Book available from Corner House

Investigating material and form, Nicholas Pope’s vivid and energetic drawing has informed the artist’s sculpture throughout his career.

Having predominantly employed variations of circles and holes in graphite and charcoal throughout the 1970–80s, since the early 1990s Pope has introduced more complex and vibrant arrangements of colour in Indian ink, paint and biro.

Engaging with themes of ritual, religion and morality, the drawings coexist alongside the artist’s sculpture; developing out of other works as well as becoming a foundation for new ideas.

Accompanied by over 90 images of drawings spanning four decades, the volume includes a text by James Hamilton and an exchange between the artist and Jon Wood, which focuses on the drawings’ deployment of colour as well as their relationship to Pope’s sculpture.
James Hamilton is a writer, curator and lecturer based in Oxford. Jon Wood is Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.


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Baldock, Pope, Zahle

Baldock, Pope, Zahle

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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art | 19 March – 18 June 2016

The Conundrum of the Chalices of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. Nicholas Pope with James Maskrey. 2015 glass max height Anger 103cm. photo. David Williams

The Conundrum of the Chalices of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. Nicholas Pope with James Maskrey. 2015 glass max height Anger 103cm. photo. David Williams

‘Baldock Pope Zahle’ presents a new sculptural installation by Jonathan Baldock, and newly commis-sioned work by Nicholas Pope and Maria Zahle in Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art’s spacious and newly opened up main gallery. The exhibition brings together artists of different generations who each explore an inquisitive relationship to materials and making. The show has been conceived as a conversation around shared formal and thematic approaches and, while the work is diverse, each artist makes sculpture that is resolutely unmonumental. In using materials such as glass, textiles and ceramics — Baldock, Pope and Zahle translate their own circumstances and lived experiences into exuberant and highly emotive work.

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The Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. 2015 oil bar on paper 102 x 150 or 150 x 102cm photo. Luke Unsworth

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Sloth 19cm h
Temperance 45cm h
Prudence 36cm h
Pride 74cm h
Lust 33cm h
Love 17cm h
Hope  33cm h
Justice 35cm h
Gluttony 36cm h
Fortitude 20cm h
Faith 35cm h
Envy 42cm h
Covetousness 27cm h
Anger 103cm h
The Conundrum of the Chalices of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. Nicholas Pope with James Maskrey. 2015 glass max height Anger 103cm. photo. David Williams (2)
The Conundrum of the Chalices of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. Nicholas Pope with James Maskrey. 2015 glass max height Anger 103cm. photo. David Williams

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01_Love, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
03_Fortitude, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
02_Prudence, 150x102, oil bar, 2015
04_Temperance, 150x102, oil bar, 2015
05_Faith, 150x102, oil bar, 2015
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13_Lust, 150x102, oil bar, 2015
06_Justice, 150x102, oil bar, 2015
07_Hope, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
09_Sloth, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
10_Covetousness, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
12_Gluttony, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
14_Anger, 102x150, oil bar, 2015
08_Envy, 150x102, oil bar, 2015


Yahweh and the Seraphim installed at Sunderland Minster

Yahweh and the Seraphim installed in The Sanctuary Sunderland Minster 19th March 2016

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Yahweh and the Seraphim isntalled in Sunderland Minster Sanctuary

Sunderland Minster Sanctuary | 19 March – 18 June 2016

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Yahweh and the Seraphim installed in The Sanctuary at Sunderland Minster March 2016. Displayed in front of the East window designed by Dorothy Marion Grant in 1950

A Walk through British Art

A Walk through British Art

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BP Walk through British Art

Tate Britain: Display

Open every day
Free

A walk through British Art offers a circuit of Tate Britain’s unparalleled collection from its beginnings to its end. This ‘walk through time’ has been arranged to ensure that the collection’s full historical range, from 1545 to the present, is always on show. There are no designated themes or movements; instead, you can see a range of art made at any one moment in an open conversational manner.

For more information please visit the Tate website

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Liar Liar 2009, 15 unglazed ceramic figures, Height: 73 cm | 29 in (approx.), Tate Britain 2015
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Liar Liar 2009, 15 unglazed ceramic figures, Height: 73 cm | 29 in (approx.), Tate Britain 2015
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Liar Liar 2009, 15 unglazed ceramic figures, Height: 73 cm | 29 in (approx.), Tate Britain 2015

Making It

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Making It

Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986

1 April – 21 June 2015

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of artists working in the United Kingdom who began to receive international attention for practices which, although incredibly diverse, share a revived interest in the sculpted object, in materials, and in ideas around making. Making It is the first exhibition to survey this exciting moment in British sculpture. It shows how approaches to object making were reinvigorated by the breakthroughs in conceptual and performance art made by preceding generations and by sculptural and cultural inspirations from beyond these shores.

For more information please visit the YSP website

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Fifteen Holes 1981 Elm wood Height: 92 cm | 36 in

Fragile?

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Fragile?

National Museum of Wales


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Did you ever expect to visit a ceramics exhibition and be asked to bring your vinyl collection along with you? Or to be invited to walk over and destroy one of the exhibits?

Fragile? showcases the beauty and diversity of contemporary ceramics practice in its widest sense. It explores the artistic and expressive possibilities of ceramic as a material, including the contradiction between two of its inherent qualities – durability and fragility.

For more information please visit the National Museum of Wales website

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Ten Commandment Pots (King James Version, kitchenware) 1994, Raku-fired ceramic, Height: 103 cm | 41 in
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Ten Commandment Pots (King James Version, kitchenware) 1994, Raku-fired ceramic, Height: 103 cm | 41 in
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Nicholas Pope Sculptures and Drawings

Nicholas Pope: Sculptures and Drawings

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Sabine Wachters Fine Arts Gallery | August – November 2nd 2014

Nicholas Pope Scultpures and Drawings is an exhibition at the Sabine Wachters Fine Arts Gallery in Belgium.

Sabine Wachters Fine Arts Gallery, Gallery Knokke, Golvenstraat 11, 8300, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

For more information please visit the Sabine Wachters wesbite.
Yellow, Black and Pink Knitting Pattern, 2012 150 x 226cm

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Pentecost: The Apostles Speaking in Tongues

Pentecost: The Apostles Speaking in Tongues

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Salisbury Cathedral | May 24th to August 3rd

Exhibition has now ended

Pentecost: The Apostles Speaking in Tongues is a group of 33 dramatic terracotta figures last seen in the UK in 1996 as part of the Tate’s Art Now series.

The Apostles Speaking in Tongues Lit By Their Own Lamps can be seen at Salisbury Cathedral from Saturday 24 May until Sunday 3 August. Recommended viewing times are Monday-Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sunday 12.00noon – 4.00pm (services are held at 8.00am, 9.15am, 10.30am and 4.30pm).  The lamps will be lit three times daily.

Salisbury Cathedral, 6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EF

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Nicholas Pope: Works and Days

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New Art Centre
Exhibition has now ended

The exhibition will be opened at 12.30pm by
Professor Andrew Causey and Richard Deacon, CBE

Roche Court
East Winterslow
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP5 1BG

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A One Day Walk

‘A One Day Walk’

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At the Kroller Muller Mueseum

Under the title A One Day Walk, which derives from a work by Hamish Fulton,
the museum will exhibit around fifty works by Anthony Caro, Philip King,
Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Nicholas Pope, Barry Flanagan, Tony Cragg and Bill Woodrow.

Address
Kröller-Müller Museum
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo

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Nicholas Pope: 5 x 5

Nicholas Pope: 5 x 5

University of the arts London
LVMH Lecture Theatre
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London
N1C 4AA

06 Mar 2014 18:30

A panel discussion studies five groups of works by celebrated British artist Nicholas Pope
with William Cobbing, Mark Dunhill, Fedja Klikovac, Frances Morris and Dr Joy Sleeman.

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More information available here.