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

Current Projects

Exhibition

Hannah Perry: A Smashed Window and an Empty Room

16 February - 28 April 2019

Kunstverein in Hamburg
Amount awarded - £3,000.00

British artist Hannah Perry's first solo institutional exhibition in Germany encompasses sculpture, installation, video and performance, with which she explores personal memory in today's hyper-technological society.

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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

Sarah Lucas: Au Natural

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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Commissions

Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

Nevada Museum of Art
Amount awarded - £5,000.00

Trevor Paglan’s Orbital Reflector is a non-functional satellite that was launched into low Earth orbit on 3 December 2018. Made from a lightweight, reflective material similar to Mylar, the sculpture was designed to orbit the earth for several weeks before disintegrating as it re-enters our atmosphere.

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Upcoming Projects

Exhibition/Exhibition catalogues

David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons

3 May - 1 September 2019

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Amount awarded - £5,000.00

This large and ambitious exhibition of David Nash's sculpture is a fitting tribute to an artist who has made work in the Welsh landscape for five decades.

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Past Projects2018

Exhibition

Cally Spooner: SWEAT SHAME ETC.

13 December 2018 - 10 March 2019

Swiss Institute
Amount awarded - £4,000.00

British artist Cally Spooner's (b. 1983) project takes the form of a living exhibition and a radical school, a site of exchange in which transfers of value are made through sounds, events, materials, and embodied knowledge.

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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

Rachel Kneebone: The Dance Project

19 October 2018 - 12 January 2019

Touchstones Rochdale
Amount awarded - £7,000.00

Striving to represent the complexity and ambiguity of the human body in movement, British artist Rachel Kneebone is known for her white porcelain works of 'sculptural choreography'. In this exhibition she also realises a long-held ambition to create a piece of contemporary dance in response to her sculpture.

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Exhibition

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals

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

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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Commissions/Exhibition

Joseph Buckley: Traitor Muscle

21 September - 3 November 2018

Art in General
Amount awarded - £8,000.00

Art in General, New York, hosts the first solo US exhibition of British artist Joseph Buckley, who 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)

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.

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Exhibition

33rd Bienal de São Paulo

7 September - 9 December 2018

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Amount awarded - £7,000.00

Titled Affective Affinities, the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo distributes curatorial responsibilities between seven artists from different backgrounds, generations and art practices, and includes a comprehensive solo exhibition of Brazilian-born UK artist Lucia Nogueira (1950-98).

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Commissions

Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

Nevada Museum of Art
Amount awarded - £5,000.00

Trevor Paglan’s Orbital Reflector is a non-functional satellite that was launched into low Earth orbit on 3 December 2018. Made from a lightweight, reflective material similar to Mylar, the sculpture was designed to orbit the earth for several weeks before disintegrating as it re-enters our atmosphere.

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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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Exhibition

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

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'

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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