Francis Upritchard

Wetwang Slack

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Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more. 

This autumn, New Zealand born artist Francis Upritchard will create a new series of sculptural interventions in the Curve to transform the space with a vibrant collection of materials and figures. Known for her array of archetypal figures in varying sizes from medieval knights to meditating hippies, painted in monochromatic or distinct patterns and decorated with bespoke garments and objects, Upritchard has conceived of the gallery as a spectrum in which to play with scale, colour and texture that shifts as you move through the space.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. With additional support from Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and the Henry Moore Foundation.

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Watch: Curator Leila Hasham on Wetwang Slack

 

Curator Leila Hasham talks to us about Francis Upritchard's latest exhibition, 'Wetwang Slack', marking the 30th Curve commission at the Barbican.

‘Personal, fun and inquisitive... Completely charming‘
Time Out
‘Hugely enjoyable and beautifully paced‘
Evening Standard
‘A joyful celebration‘
Apollo
‘One of the most original sculptural languages on the contemporary art scene‘
The Art Newspaper

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