A body of work, figurative in orientation

Exhibitions & Public Collections

Putney Sculpture Trail: Wandsworth Council installed eight large sculptures to form a permanent installation along the Thames Embankment, South London in 2008.

Stroud Museum in the Park: five pieces were acquired for permanent collection in 2009.

Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture

A 40 minute documentary available on DVD which...

Putney Sculpture Trail

A permanent installation of nine large...

Sculptures, Drawings and Paintings

  ALAN THORNHILL – Sculptures,...

About Alan Thornhill

A substantial body of work, made in clay and figurative in orientation created over a 60 year period. Alan Thornhill’s work encompasses early pottery, portraiture, figurative sculpture and paintings as well as idiosyncratic groups of figures. His radical working methods embracing improvisation and the unforeseen have inspired sculpture students and produced a body of challenging work drawn, in part unconsciously, from personal and shared concerns of the late 20th century.

Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture from Anna Thornhill on Vimeo.

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News Posts

September 9, 2013 |

Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture

A 40 minute documentary available on DVD which charts Alan Thornhill’s unconventional journey into...

August 8, 2013 |

Putney Sculpture Trail

A permanent installation of nine large sculptures along the River Thames at Putney, South London. A beautiful 1.5...

July 8, 2013 |

Sculptures, Drawings and Paintings

  ALAN THORNHILL – Sculptures, Drawings and Paintings A personal exploration of the creative process...

June 9, 2013 |

Artist’s Statement

My sculptures are concerned with the ordinary but diverse human predicament and stand, I hope, as a reminder of...

May 9, 2013 |

Clare Carswell’s Article

Traces of an Artist’s Journey: An appraisal of Thornhill’s work

Alan Thornhill describes his sculpture as expressive rather than cerebral. Its images stem from his unconscious and his experience of materials rather than from concept or theory. This does not mean that he is not a thinking man or that a great deal of thought has not gone into the making of his sculptures. It means that he wants us, the viewer, to look at and experience his work directly, without necessarily resorting to the lens of art history or art criticism to do so.

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