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House of the Deaf Man

House of the Deaf Men, published by Gatehouse Press, artist Tom de Freston and poet Andrea Porter explore the dark images Goya created on the walls of his house Quinta del Sordo (The House of the Deaf Man) in the last few years of his life. As part of the ‘On Theatre‘ exhibition on 1st September, […]

Talking on Religious Art for Atheists

Can art fulfill the purpose of religion in a pluralist, secular society? Can we reconcile religious dogma with individual artistic creativity? FT arts editor Jan Dalley discusses the long and sometimes fraught relationship between religion and art with Alom Shaha, physics teacher, film-maker and author of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook”, history painter Tom de Freston, […]

Painting for ‘On Theatre’

Images by Oli Scarff (Getty Images) – 2011 British Press Awards Photographer of the Year. These images are not available for reproduction and are for non commercial purposes.

On Theatre Press Release

BREESE LITTLE are pleased to present a solo exhibition of four large new canvases by Tom de Freston. These works continue his exploration of core themes surrounding his investigation of tragedy. The latest paintings retain a keen interest in literary sources such as William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1590 – 1596), King Lear (1603 […]

On Theatre

BREESE LITTLE are pleased to present a solo exhibition of four large new canvases by Tom de Freston. These works continue his exploration of core themes surrounding his investigation of tragedy. The latest paintings retain a keen interest in literary sources such as William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1590 – 1596), King Lear (1603 […]

On Falling

Curated by Breese Little Tom de Freston solo show: Monday 19th September – Sunday 9th October 2011, 20 Clerkenwell Green, Islington, London “De Freston’s paintings are confirmation that contemporary art is still able to offer a new and engaging reflection on themes that have fascinated artists for centuries.”  Sir Nicholas Serota, March 2011   Obsessed by […]

Shakespeare Conference Press Release

Cambridge University Shakespeare Conference unveils ‘extraordinarily original’ collection of paintings and poems Exhibition of paintings and poems in response to Shakespeare by Tom de Freston and Kiran Millwood Hargrave Launch of new publication: ‘Scavengers’- paintings and poems in response to the plays of Shakespeare Essays by Sir Trevor Nunn and Dr. Abigail Rokison For public […]

Scavengers- Paintings and poems in response to Shakespeare

On the 9th of September Tom de Freston will unveil a new collection of paintings and poems in response to the plays of Shakespeare at the Cambridge Shakespeare conference. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication, ‘Scavengers’, with twenty paintings and poems and essays on the work by Sir Trevor Nunn and Dr. […]

Blasted

Blasted; 200 x 150 cm, oil on canvas; 2011 Skylight The day you came in from the cold The ice followed you And frilled the windows Chased down the crescent of the moon Made snowdrops of your eyelids So you could not see Dover in the gloom Not the sky light, Blossoming across the room. […]

Scavengers

Scavengers is a collection of twenty poems and paintings by the poet Kiran Millwood Hargrave and the painter Tom de Freston. The works respond in different degrees, to the plays of Shakespeare.

On Falling

“On Falling” is an exhibition catalogue published by Breese Little for the solo show of Tom de Freston’s work at Frameless Gallery in 2011. It includes an essays on Tom’s work by Richard Cork and Rye Holmboe.

Darkness Visible at the RCA

Art in response to Milton’s Paradise Lost, at the Royal College of Art Click to view brochure April, 2011, Sculpture Gallery, Royal College of Art Curated by Tom de Freston and Pablo de Gandia

Christ’s College Chapel

Easter Sunday (the 24th April) 2011 was a special occasion for Christ’s College Chapel as it marked the 500th Anniversary of Chapel’s consecration and a special unveiling of a new altar reredos, Deposition, by Tom de Freston. “Together and separately, the two panels for Christ’s College Chapel will pose important questions for us all to […]

Chapel Paintings in The Press

The Telegraph and The Financial Times have both published features on Tom de Freston’s Christ Chapel Paintings. There were articles in: Studio International, The Church Times and The Tab