Previous Exhibition - Delta Field Grid: David Prentice

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Image credit: David Prentice, Ostrich Walk, 1978, Research and Cultural Collections, Image courtesy of Dinah Prentice

Research and Cultural Collections presented recently gifted works by artist David Prentice (1936-2014). This exhibition featured a series of large-scale triangular paintings referred to by the artist as "delta field grids" painted during the 1970s. A founding member of Birmingham's internationally renowned IKON gallery, Prentice was commissioned by the University of Birmingham in 1970 to create Pleiades, a series of grids on mirrors. This marked the beginning of a close relationship between Prentice, his artist-wife Dinah and the University; culminating in the gift of paintings and the artist’s archive. 

  • Exhibition dates: 4 August - 6 October 2017 
  • Location: Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham (R6 on the campus map)


  • Exhibition talk:  27 September 2017
  • Exhibition launch: 3 August 2017