Hew Locke in Conversation with Dr Clare O'Dowd

  • Online event
  • Wednesday, 6 April 2022
  • Live discussion, starting at 6pm. Programmed alongside the exhibition A State of Matter.

Join us to hear from artist Hew Locke, whose work Mummy's Little Soldier 2013 can be seen in A State of Matter: Modern & Contemporary Glass Sculpture.

Hew will explain how he approached making his first glass sculpture and the ways in which he explored and challenged traditional glass-making techniques during his time in Venice. He will also discuss the story behind this extraordinary sculpture, and its relationship to his wider body of work.

Hew Locke is a Guyanese-British artist currently living in London. His Tate Britain Commission for the Duveen Galleries, The Procession is now open.

About the artist

Hew Locke was born in Edinburgh in 1959. From 1966 to 1980 he lived in Georgetown, Guyana. He is currently based in London. He obtained a BA in Fine Art from Falmouth in 1988 and an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1994. In 2000 he won both a Paul Hamlyn Award and an East International Award.

Locke's work is represented in many collections including those of the The Government Art Collection, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Tate Gallery, The Arts Council of England, The National Trust, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The British Museum and The Henry Moore Institute.

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