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Release date: 31 July 2020
Henry Moore Foundation awards £60,000 in rapid-response to artists across the UK amid the Covid-19 pandemic
The Henry Moore Foundation has shown its on-going commitment to the future of sculpture with the announcement of its new Artist Award Scheme. As a response to the pressures brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has allocated more than £60,000 of funding and resources to directly assist 40 artists at a time when other sources of income might no longer be available.
Release date: 15 July 2020
The Henry Moore Institute, the centre for sculpture in Leeds will reopen to the public on 1 September 2020 after a temporary closure of more than five months due to Covid-19.
Release date: 17 June 2020
4 July – 1 November 2020
The home of sculptor Henry Moore in the magnificent Hertfordshire countryside is set to reopen to the public on Saturday 4 July following a three-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Release date: 7 April 2020
31 March – 31 October 2021
Innovative exhibition, encouraging visitors to touch sculpture, will now open in 2021
Release date: 12 March 2020
23 May – 13 September 2020
This event is postponed until further notice
Release date: 27 January 2020
3 April – 25 October 2020
The acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal, has curated an exhibition of works by Henry Moore in which visitors will be encouraged to touch some of the sculptures. Entitled This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore, the exhibition will focus on the role of touch and the hand in Henry Moore's art and will also include a series of original sculptures.
Release date: 21 January 2020
13 March – 28 June 2020
Bumped Body introduces the enchanting figurative sculpture of Paloma Varga Weisz in the artist's first public solo exhibition in England. Using traditional techniques of woodcarving and ceramics, her sculptures create a symbolic universe with a cast of characters that are both alluring and unsettling.
Release date: 27 September 2019
3 April – 25 October 2020
Curated by acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal, the 2020 exhibition at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens will explore the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore's art.
Release date: 9 July 2019
25 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020
Seeking new ways of 'moving and matching the complexity of the world', Edward Allington (1951-2017) was part of a generation of artists responding to changing aesthetic, social and cultural values at the end of the 1970s.
The title of the exhibition, Things Unsaid, is taken directly from a drawing by the artist, reminding us that we often know more than can be spoken. Moreover, it encapsulates Allington's feelings on the relationship between sense, perception, and objects that we physically experience and touch.
Release date: 3 June 2019
22 June – 29 September 2019
From new work by international artists to sculpture drawn from world-class collections, this festival across Leeds and Wakefield showcases the breadth and diversity of contemporary sculptural practice, inspiring audiences to rethink what they understand the form to be.
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977, Chicago) is one of the artists at the Henry Moore Institute who is realising new commissions, responding to Phyllida Barlow's provocation 'sculpture is the most anthropological of all art forms.'
The Institute's exhibition brings together an assimilation of anthropological debates around the responsibility of tangible forms in understanding human behaviour, human history and what it means to create objects today.