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Contemporary Sculpture at Mompesson House

A unique exhibition of contemporary sculptures, including works by Elisabeth Frink and 19 other sculptors, throughout the historic rooms of Mompesson House and gardens.

Introduction to all sculptors and exhibition theme in the North East Bedroom Gallery.

Curated by Annette Ratuszniak

for The Veronica Stewart Arts Trust and The National Trust

With Bee Trail for children





from 15th March 2014 to 02nd November 2014
Mompesson House, The National Trust
Mompesson House, The National Trust

The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday - Wednesday

see National Trust website for opening times and admission prices

Tea rooms

The Estate
The Frink Estate holds an archive comprising a representative range of her sculptures; drawings; prints; textiles, ephemera; photographs; original plasters & foundry moulds as well as her private collection of artworks.

It is based in Dorset, England, where she came to live with her husband Alex Csaky in 1976 and she established her final studio.

The Frink Estate continues to administer her artworks under the direction of her son Lin Jammet with curatorial assistance.

"We wanted to move out of the city and into the country again. We eventually found the house in Dorset. This particular place influences my work directly because it is in a landscape I enjoy and feel uncluttered in, and because landscape has become essential to my work. Living in the country means being nearer the elements, the climate and the changes of the seasons - it is a constant source of ideas. "

Elisabeth Frink
Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993),
Is internationally recognised as a major 20th C British sculptor.
Her sculptures, drawings and prints were and continue to be widely exhibited and purchased for public and private collections throughout the world.

During her lifetime she was awarded many public commissions to create sculpture for public spaces and buildings worldwide.
Her sculptures embody the great themes that she explored throughout her career; 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 employed their shapes as vehicles to convey emotion, vulnerability, aggression.

Elisabeth Frink always retained her interest in figurative work. She continually extended her sculptural ideas using naturalistic imagery, while exploring the possibilities of her chosen medium - plaster cast in bronze.

Her reputation continues to grow alongside the recognition of her contribution to 20th century sculptural language.