Sophie Greenstreet appointed as first Engagement Curator at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Release date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Sophie Greenstreet joins Henry Moore Studios & Gardens as their first ever Engagement Curator. Her role will focus on the development and delivery of an inspirational learning and engagement programme that underpins the activities of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and our touring exhibitions.
Sophie will be looking to make connections with schools, students, vulnerable young adults, community groups, artists and creative professionals to engage and encourage interest in the visual arts and the work of Henry Moore. Prior to this, she was Learning & Events Public Programmer at Somerset House Trust where she led on planning, developing and producing engagement and skills activity held in association with onsite exhibitions, resident artists and organisations and strategic and thematic agendas.
Sophie has over ten years’ experience of working with multidisciplinary arts and cultural engagement across galleries, museums, charities, borough arts services, city-wide festivals and studios. Most recently these include Somerset House Trust, Design Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. With a passion for the social role of arts in society, Sophie’s creative practice is human centred, supported by a background in Visual Communications and further studies in Arts Anthropology and Globalisation, and Arts Therapy.
“Sophie’s appointment as the first Engagement Curator at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens represents a pivotal moment in the Foundation’s history. Henry Moore believed that art is for everyone, and created the Foundation to provide opportunities for its enjoyment and for creative inspiration. It is this legacy that drives our commitment to placing learning and public engagement at the heart of all our programmes. Sophie will play a big part in shaping our work to reflect the Foundation’s ambitions to be inclusive and generous, to encourage innovative and visionary thinking and to inspire people from all walks of life, irrespective of their backgrounds and abilities”
Sophie’s creative programmes aim to enable learning outcomes and exchange for all involved, participants, practitioners and organisations alike. These explore issues of our time, artist and audience development and co-production, opening up access routes and developing alternative models to traditional art schooling to hold space for sharing, solution sourcing and instigating change.
Emily Dodgson or Alison Parry
Notes to editors
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Open from 31 March to 31 October 2021
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm
Last admission: 4pm.
Perry Green, Hertfordshire, SG10 6EE
A 27-mile drive or a 40-minute train journey out of London
About the Henry Moore Foundation
The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. Today it supports innovative sculpture projects, devises an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserves the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is the former home and work-place of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986). From 1940 until his death in 1986, Moore lived and worked in rural Hertfordshire where he acquired over 70 acres of land and set up various studios, creating the ideal environment in which he could make and display his work and cater to an international demand for exhibitions. Now open to the public, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens offers a unique insight into the artist’s working practice and showcases a large selection of Moore’s renowned monumental sculptures in the landscape in which they were created. It also presents annually changing exhibitions, which further illuminate the life and work of the sculptor and is home to the Henry Moore Archive, one of the largest single-artist archives in the world.
About Henry Moore Institute
The Henry Moore Institute welcomes everyone to experience, study and enjoy sculpture. An international research centre located in the vibrant city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor, the Institute hosts a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world. As a hub for sculpture, the Institute connects a global network of artists and scholars.
Free to all and open seven days a week.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333
Opening times 2022:
1 April to 30 October 2022
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm
Henry Moore Archive:
Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm