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Exhibition of works by Britain's most famous sculptor comes to Lincoln

9 January 2018

An exciting new exhibition is bringing work by Henry Moore to Lincoln, displaying rarely seen pieces and presenting a new side to the artist.

Henry Moore in his studio at Perry Green with Stone Maze: Project for Hill Monument c.1968-72 plaster (LH X116). Photo: Henry Moore Archive

Source: Henry Moore Archive

Henry Moore in his studio at Perry Green with Stone Maze: Project for Hill Monument c.1968-72 plaster (LH X116).

‘From the land: Henry Moore, Ewen Henderson & other artists’ opens at The Collection on Saturday 10 February.

The exhibition takes as its starting point the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, which gave the common man rights to glean from royal land. The process of collecting from the land is key to the work of the lead artists in the show: the celebrated British sculptor Henry Moore and innovative ceramic artist Ewen Henderson.

Both artists use the land as a source of inspiration and physical material for their sculptural work. Sculpture and drawings by Moore will be displayed alongside works by Henderson and fifteen other artists, including Paul Nash, John Piper and Evelyn Gibbs, which distort the perceived pastoral nature of British landscape.

Curator Ashley Gallant said: “The exhibition presents the more dramatic aspects of rural environments and in doing so places Moore within a visceral, tumultuous history of landscape.

“This is a thrilling opportunity to see Britain’s most famous sculptor in a new light, showing how Moore and many of his peers were drawn to the rugged almost mystical British landscape.”

The show will also include a new poetry commission by artist David Marcus Clark that will allow visitors to experience the exhibition in a completely new way.

Maquette for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched 1960 bronze (LH 463). Photo: Errol Jackson

Source: Errol Jackson

Maquette for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched 1960 bronze (LH 463).

Tickets for the exhibition cost £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £3 for children (children under five are free). Family tickets (for two adults and up to three children) are available for £13. Tickets include a free return visit.

There will be an opening celebration from 6pm to 8pm on Friday 9 February, to which all are welcome.

Then at 12.30pm on Saturday 17 February, Nicholas Alfrey, Research Associate in the Department of History of Art at The University of Nottingham, will give a lunch time talk, looking at the idea of a landscape tradition in British art, and at the radically different forms of landscape practice that emerged in Britain in the later 20th century. Tickets for the talk cost £3.

Tickets are available at The Collection and via thecollectionmuseum.digitickets.co.uk/tickets.

‘From the land: Henry Moore, Ewen Henderson & other artists’ runs until 7 May and is open daily from 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

The project is supported by Arts Council England, Lincolnshire County Council, The Henry Moore Foundation and The Arts Council Collection.

For more on all The Collection and Usher Gallery have to offer, visit www.thecollectionmuseum.com.

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