Learn more about projects and commissions that we have recently funded in each of the Henry Moore Grants categories.

Current Projects

Collections

Lighting enhancement and refurbishment of James Turrell's Kielder Skyspace

Kielder Water & Forest Park Dev. Trust
Amount awarded - £5,000.00

James Turrell's mesmerising light-sculpture Cat Cairn: the Kielder Skyspace has been recently refurbished, to include a completely new lighting programme, as well as general restoration to preserve the work for many years to come.

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Exhibition

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018

26 October 2018 - 20 January 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield
Amount awarded - £4,000.00

Established in 2016, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture highlights the work of artists based in the UK, at any stage in their careers, who have made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. This year, Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans have all been shortlisted for the £30,000 biennial award.

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Exhibition

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

13 October 2018 - 24 February 2019

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Amount awarded - £5,000.00

Positioning Frink as as one of the most important British sculptors of the second half of the twentieth century, Humans and Other Animals offers new perspectives on the themes found in her work. This largest showing of Frink's work in 25 years explores the artist's enduring preoccupation with human and animal forms and the symbiotic relationship between them.

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Exhibition

Sarah Lucas: Au Natural at New Museum, New York City and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

26 September 2018 - 1 September 2019

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Amount awarded - £8,000.00

The first US retrospective on the work on Sarah Lucas (b. 1962, London, UK), this exhibition of over 170 works made over the course of thirty years highlights Lucas' sculptural provocations that force reconsiderations of the female body's vulnerability alongside notions of power, control, and authority.

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Acquisitions

Acquisition of John Latham's 'Firenze' (1967) by Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Museums and Galleries
Amount awarded - £12,000.00

This important work by John Latham, one of the founders of British conceptualism, challenges notions of what sculpture can be and poses questions about materiality, found objects, assemblage, destruction and the production of knowledge. 'Firenze' will be displayed at Leeds Art Gallery as part of the forthcoming major exhibition The Sculpture Collections between March and September 2018.

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Past Projects2018

Commissions/Exhibition

Joseph Buckley: Traitor Muscle at Art in General, New York

21 September - 3 November 2018

Art in General
Amount awarded - £8,000.00

For his first solo US exhibition, British artist Joseph Buckley has produced an ambitious new body of sculpture that draws on historical and personal memory to negotiate the complexities of black identity.

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Exhibition

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) at Ikon Gallery

19 September - 18 November 2018

Ikon Gallery
Amount awarded - £6,000.00

In this major survey of new and recent works, Apfelbaum fills Ikon's galleries with large-scale, colourful installations of textiles, ceramics and drawings, exemplifying her preoccupation with space, obsession and otherness. Here she likens the gallery space to a kind of landscape, populated by both her work - colourful, like flowers - and the visitors moving through it.

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Exhibition

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works at The Hepworth Wakefield

16 February - 3 June 2018

The Hepworth Wakefield
Amount awarded - £7,000.00

Solid Light Works is the first major UK exhibition of artist Anthony McCall’s work in over a decade. It explores all facets of his work and includes the UK premieres of three ‘solid light’ installations.

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Commissions

Journeys with 'The Waste Land' at Turner Contemporary

3 February - 7 May 2018

Turner Contemporary
Amount awarded - £6,000.00

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a major exhibition exploring the relationship between T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem and the visual arts. Presenting over sixty artists, and almost a hundred objects, the exhibition is the culmination of a three year project designed to radically rethink traditional curatorial processes.

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2017

Commissions/Exhibition

In the Peaceful Dome at Bluecoat

13 October 2017 - 8 April 2018

Bluecoat
Amount awarded - £3,000.00

In the Peaceful Dome concludes Bluecoat's 300th anniversary programme and reflects on the role of art and the artist throughout the history of Bluecoat's building. The exhibition brings together historic and contemporary art, new commissions and archival material to set up conversations across time. It traces threads that connect points from Bluecoat's past with the present.

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Exhibition/Exhibition catalogues

Martin Puryear at Parasol Unit

19 September - 6 December 2017

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art
Amount awarded - £12,000.00

Surveying forty years of Puryear’s career, taking in large-scale works in wood and metal to rarely seen prints, Parasol unit reveal his dedication to natural materials and expose his highly personal, curvy formal vocabulary, somewhere between abstraction and figuration.

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