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Prof Edward Allington
Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
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  • Emeritus Professor of Fine Art
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Research Summary

Usually identified with the British object sculptors of the 1980s. Edward Allington's practice is based on drawing and the assimilation of the abhorrent through the use of contemporary artificial objects and classical imagery. Sargant Fellow at the British School at Rome in 1997 and Gregory Fellow in Sculpture 1991-93. He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, is represented in major collections nationally and internationally and has completed major commissions in the UK, Germany and France. He has written catalogue essays for the Baltic (Ed & Nancy Kienholz) and Tate Modern (Katharina Fritsch) as well as contributing to art magazines such as Frieze. Allington is currently leading a research project into the development of contemporary sculpture in Japan and Korea and is completing a major public commission in Purfleet.

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