Stowe (National Trust): Demons Land

Kate Hopewell-Smith Photography

Demons Land- process

A selection of images from the Demons land project: Shots of the set, film stills, paintings, photographs used in the development of the paintings, sculptures and drawings.

Marina: Chastity


Demons Land Drawings

WONDER- Medicine Unboxed 2016

WONDER In my role as Artistic Director of Medicine Unboxed I put together an exhibition for MU2016 at the Parabola Arts Centre. The images are either sourced from Wellcome Images or from my own work. Images courtesy of Wellcome Images. WONDER We live in an age where our consumption of images has grown exponentially, but […]

Demons Land

Images from Demons Land development.

Close ups from OE and Poor Tom paintings

Shakespeare’s Dead- Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Libraries commissioned a triptych by Oxford painter Tom de Freston for the Summer 2016 exhibition Shakespeare’s Dead. The paintings were inspired by the Dover Cliff scene in King Lear. The first imagines Poor Tom and Gloucester at the cliff-edge, swooning with vertiginous visions. The second suggests the actor alone on the stage, threatened […]

Battersea Arts Centre- Artist’s Bedroom Commission

Battersea Arts Centre – A Nation's Theatre – Tom de Freston Bedroom Commission from Unmarked Films on Vimeo.

OE- Bloomsbury

OE is a graphic poetic retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice by Tom de Freston and Kiran Millwood Hargrave, published by Bloomsbury. It is part of a wider Orpheus and Eurydice project developed by Tom de Freston, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Max Barton and Mark Jones. 

Poor Tom- Bodleian Library.

As part of the exhibition Tom de Freston was commissioned to paint a triptych of paintings representing the famous Dover Cliff scene in King Lear. Edgar, in the guise of Poor Tom, takes his suicidal father to the edge of an imaginary cliff, from which the old man jumps The scene exists on the verge […]

Macbeth Macbeth- Bloomsbury

A new novel published by Bloomsbury and critical remaining by professor Ewan Fernie and Professor Simon Palfrey with stunning new images by Tom de Freston. Macbeth Macbeth – Book Trailer from Unmarked Films on Vimeo. “The tragedy is done, the tyrant Macbeth dead. The time is free. But for how long? As Macduff pursues dreams […]

A Fool’s World

A Fool’s World- by Tom de Freston and Helen Ivory, published by Gatehouse Press Winner of 2016 Saboteur Award for best Collaboration  

A Fool’s World- Sabotage Reviews/Saboteur Award Winner

Delighted to announce that ‘A Fool’s World’ (by Tom de Freston and Helen Ivory- published by Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Award for best collaboration. Below is a review by Grant Tabard that appeared on Sabotage Reviews.   It can be arduous to write in the confines of a 1,000 word review. Sometimes you don’t […]