PHILIP BLACKER AT CHATHAM HOUSE

Published: 2 July 2014


Thanks to all who visited and were invloved with the production of this exceptional event - a hugely inspirational event that whetted the appetite for Philip Blacker's solo show with us at Thompson's Gallery London later this year. With a special thanks to Philip Blacker and his studio for a determined and faultless production in putting the event together.

All images from Philip Blacker event at Chatham House on 12th June 2014 can be found by clicking here.

The images represent a selection of works that will be shown during the full exhibition at Thompson's Gallery London from 5th - 16th November 2014

Thanks and gratitude goes to all the staff and event organisers at Chatham House. The event was organized by International Affairs, the Chatham House Journal - part of the cultural events programme commemorating the Great War - organised by the International Affairs editorial team, led by its editor Caroline Soper - an enormous thanks for their exceptional work and faultless production. Thanks also goes to the Director of Chatham House, Dr Robin Niblett, for his thoroughly engaging and insightful speech at the reception. With additional thanks to Heidi Pettersson for photography and all involved with the event's inception and faultless organisation - a great success.

PHILIP BLACKER - 'Farewell Leicester Square' - An exhibition of bronze friezes - a perspective from one hundred years on.
5th – 16th November 2014

Thompson's Gallery London has the honour of presenting, on the centenary of the beginning of WWI, this sensitive and astonishing tribute of bronze friezes by renowned sculptor Philip Blacker.

Philip Blacker, born in 1949 and educated in Dorset, became a jockey on leaving school and rode professionally for 13 years. After being placed in the Grand National on several occasions and riding 340 winners, he retired in 1982 to concentrate full time on sculpture. Since then, Blacker has carried out countless commissions and successfully exhibited with London galleries, this time the entire exhibition of bronze friezes related to the subject of World War One will be held at Thompson's Gallery.