Get your Frink on

Frink selfie press release
01 Apr 2016 16:03:39.937

Hundreds of people have been posing with artwork at an exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

The Elisabeth Frink exhibition, The Presence of Sculpture, has captured the imagination of visitors who have taken to social media to share their selfies with the artwork.

One of the most notable pictures was that of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who posed with bronze sculpture Walking Madonna.

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Sofia Nazar-Chadwick, Head of Audience Development and Marketing, said: “The sculptures are very striking – some of them will be extremely recognisable having been on streets and outside public buildings.

"Horse,  Baboon and Running Man are proving very popular for a quick selfie. We’re anticipating even more in the last few days before the exhibition comes to an end.”

More than 18,000 people have visited the free exhibition at The Djanogly Gallery at  Nottingham Lakeside Arts, in the grounds of the University of Nottingham.

Mr Corbyn referred to Frink as; ‘one of the great sculptresses of our age’. Throughout her lifetime she received many commissions for public buildings, urban environments and sacred spaces.

This exhibition presents the stories of these sculptures from studio to place. It will end on Sunday 28 February 2016.

Mrs Nazar-Chadwick added: “We hope more people will come and join our social media campaign to #getyourfrinkon in the final days of the exhibition, the selfie with the most shares will win a voucher to spend in the Gallery shop!”

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More information is available from Mrs Sofia Nazar-Chadwick, Head of Audience Development and Marketing, +44 115 84 67379

Charlotte Anscombe – Media Relations Manager (Arts and Social Sciences)

Email:  Phone:+44 (0)115 74 84 417 Location: University Park

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