Edward Allington: Things Unsaid - Gallery Tour and Discussion

Join us for a tour of Edward Allington: Things Unsaid and discussion with the exhibition’s curators, Judith Winter and Dr Thalia Allington-Wood.

This will be the first opportunity to see this major retrospective of the work of Edward Allington.

Allington’s work will be on display in all of the Institute’s gallery spaces and this is a unique chance to learn more about the making of the exhibition and the meaning of the work.

About the speakers

Dr Thalia Allington-Wood is an art historian specialising in early modern sculpture and is a lecturer in art history at Oxford Brookes University and University College London. She is also the daughter of the artist Edward Allington and manages his artistic estate.

She read English Literature at the University of Manchester and completed her MA and PhD in Art History at University College London, with a thesis on the monstrous statues of the Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo. She is particularly interested in the materiality and wider viewing environments of objects in relation to their making and reception, as well as canon formation, periodization and what has been termed ‘visual historiography’.

Her research has been supported to date by awards from the AHRC, the Society of Architectural Historians and the Sixteenth Century Society and fellowships at UCLA and Dumbarton Oaks of Harvard University. Thalia also works in museum education, curatorial and research, with positions previously held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and The Design Museum.

Judith Winter is an independent curator, writer and lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at Gray’s School of Art. Her current research focuses on ways of working that traverse disciplinary boundaries, art as experience (art school pedagogy) and contemporary curatorial practices.

She studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Sculpture Studies at University of Leeds. It was here that she met Edward Allington, working with the artist on gallery and off-site projects.

Since the mid-1990s she has worked as inaugural curator for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and Head of Arts for Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). Her work was critically recognized in 2007 when she received a Foundation for Arts Initiatives International Curators Award (FfAI), and 2013-18 was part of the research community Knowing from the Inside, a 5-year initiative funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant held by Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen.

Exhibition preview

We will be officially opening Edward Allington: Things Unsaid at 6pm on Thursday 24 October. This event is free and open to everyone, no matter your level of experience in art. Feel free to just drop in on the day or stay for a glass of wine after the gallery tour, booking isn't necessary but does help us to predict visitor numbers and plan wine & refreshments accordingly.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, except Bank Holidays, from 10am to 5pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Galleries are closed on Mondays.