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Henry Moore Foundation: 2019 Exhibition Programme

Release date: Friday, 5 October 2018

    The Henry Moore Foundation is pleased to announce details of its 2019 exhibition programme, including new exhibitions at the Henry Moore Institute, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and the Wallace Collection.

    Henry Moore Collections

    Exhibitions featuring works from the Foundation's Collections.

    The Power of Nature: Henry Moore in Poland

    Wroclaw, Muzeum Narodowe Wroclawiu, 29 September 2018 - 20 January 2019
    Krakow, Museum Narodowe w Krakowie, 21 February - 30 June 2019

    60 years after Henry Moore's seminal British Council exhibition in Poland, three of the country's most prominent museums are hosting a major new exhibition of Moore's work. After opening at the Centre for Polish Sculpture in Orońsko the tour will continue at the National Museums of Wroclaw and Krakow. The Power of Nature: Henry Moore in Poland features 23 sculptures from the collection of the Henry Moore Foundation, showcasing a cross-section of Moore's most iconic themes on a variety of scales – from small works and maquettes to monumental bronzes. The exhibition also explores Moore's influence on Polish art, especially in the immediate aftermath of his 1959 exhibition.

    Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads

    Wallace Collection, London, 6 March - 23 June 2019

    This exhibition focuses on Moore’s study of armour in the Wallace Collection and its translation into his Helmet Head series as well as the broader theme of internal/external forms. Over 60 of Moore’s sculptures and drawings are juxtaposed with armour from the Wallace Collection. The exhibition brings together for the first time the entire Helmet Head series. Co-curated by Hannah Higham (Curator, Henry Moore Foundation) and Tobias Capwell (Curator of Armour, Wallace Collection).


    Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

    A new exhibition in the gallery at Henry Moore's former home in Hertfordshire

    Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing

    5 April - 27 October 2019

    The largest exhibition devoted entirely to Moore’s drawings in 40 years, this show considers Moore’s interest in this medium throughout his career. From the life studies of the 1920s to the ideas for sculpture of the 1930s, the wartime Shelter and Coalmine drawings and the post-war and late drawings, for over six decades Moore’s drawing was animated by a sheer delight in the medium and an unfailing creative energy. The exhibition examines Moore’s different uses of drawing: a means to study the human figure and nature, a method to develop new two and three-dimensional work, a tool to study the siting of sculpture or an exploration of ideas unsuitable for sculptural work. The exhibition includes loans from Tate, the British Museum and private collections. Curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections & Exhibitions, Henry Moore Foundation.


    Henry Moore Institute

    Exhibitions at the Foundation's venue located in central Leeds.

    Lucia Nogueira

    5 October 2018 - 20 January 2019
    Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery

    Over the course of her short career the Brazilian-born, London-based artist Lucia Nogueira (1950-98) was recognised as an intelligent and instinctive maker of meaning through objects; a reputation that has only grown since her death. This exhibition presents rarely seen sculptures and works on paper from the Leeds Sculpture Collections alongside a number of loans.

    Renee So

    8 March - 2 June 2019
    Galleries 1, 2 and 3

    This solo exhibition of the work of Renee So brings together works from throughout the artist’s career. Early and recent ceramics will be included alongside knitted portraits of fictional personas that delve into a history of sculpture and image making.

    Yorkshire Sculpture International

    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 sculpture in all its forms. Yorkshire Sculpture International is delivered by the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle made up of the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It 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.

    Edward Allington: Things Unsaid

    25 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

    This exhibition explores the sculptural imagination of the British sculptor Edward Allington (1951-2017), an artist who first received international recognition in the 1980s as part of the ‘New British Sculpture’ group. It considers his engagement with the cultures of classicism, showing major works, archival material and objects from his personal collection.