Grant funded projects
Learn more about projects and commissions that we have recently funded in each of the Henry Moore Grants categories.
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018
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.
Joseph Buckley: Traitor Muscle at Art in General, New York
For his first solo US exhibition, British artist Joseph Buckley has produced an ambitious new body of sculpture that draws on historical and personal memory to negotiate the complexities of black identity.
Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) at Ikon Gallery
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. Here she likens the gallery space to a kind of landscape, populated by both her work - colourful, like flowers - and the visitors moving through it.
Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
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.
Sarah Lucas: Au Natural at New Museum, New York City and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
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.
Acquisition of John Latham's 'Firenze' (1967) by Leeds Museums and Galleries
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.
Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works at The Hepworth Wakefield
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.
In the Peaceful Dome at Bluecoat
In the Peaceful Dome concludes Bluecoat's 300th anniversary programme and reflects on the role of art and the artist throughout the history of Bluecoat's building. The exhibition brings together historic and contemporary art, new commissions and archival material to set up conversations across time. It traces threads that connect points from Bluecoat's past with the present.
Journeys with 'The Waste Land' at Turner Contemporary
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.
Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Combining sculpture, text and screen-printed paintings, this exhibition brought together old and new work in an installation conceived specifically for the Serpentine by London-based artist Helen Marten (b. 1985, Macclesfield, UK), who won both the 2016 Turner Prize and the inaugural Hepworth Sculpture Prize.
Martin Puryear at Parasol Unit
Surveying forty years of Puryear’s career, taking in large-scale works in wood and metal to rarely seen prints, Parasol unit reveal his dedication to natural materials and expose his highly personal, curvy formal vocabulary, somewhere between abstraction and figuration.
John Chamberlain: Sculptures at Inverleith House
In 2015 we awarded a grant to Inverleith House, part of the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, enabling them to stage the first exhibition of John Chamberlain's works in a UK public gallery. The exhibition ran from 25 July to 4 October 2015 with outdoor sculptures on display until 9 December 2015.
The Director and Curator of Inverleith House, Paul Nesbitt, writes about the impact of the exhibition.
Art Sheffield: Zero Hours
In 2013 we awarded a grant of £9,000 to Art Sheffield for their Festival of Contemporary Art. The grant enabled Art Sheffield to agree the loan of 'Wirtschaftswerte' ('Economic Values') by Joseph Beuys from the SMAK collection in Ghent. Art Sheffield took this key historical work as the provocation for the festival theme, Zero Hours.
The Pier Arts Centre - 'Two Forms (Orkney)'
The addition of Barbara Hepworth's 'Two Forms (Orkney)' to the Pier Arts Centre Collection had been a long held aspiration of the Centre. The sculpture was identified as being the most important art work relating directly to the collection that had remained - until now - outside of it.
Funding for this year included Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House at Serpentine Gallery, Flesh at York Art Gallery, and Becky Beasley: OUS at Towner Art Gallery, as well as projects at Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Bluecoat, Whitworth Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, and The Tetley.
Grants awarded this year included funding towards Stephen Willats: THISWAY- at Index-The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, The Uncanny Valley at Wysing Arts Centre, and Glasgow International 2016, as well as to Lady Lever Art Gallery, Locus+, Fruitmarket, Liverpool Biennial, and Camden Arts Centre.
This year Henry Moore Foundation Grants funded Anna Oppermann: Cotoneaster horizontalis at Cooper Gallery, Cornelia Parker at The Whitworth, and Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector at Barbican Art gallery, as well as projects at The MAC, Kettle's Yard, S1 Artspace, Primary, and Tramway.
This year, Grant funded projects included AV Festival 14: Extraction in Newcastle, Geoffrey Farmer: Let's Make the Water Turn Black at Nottingham Contemporary, and Eva Kot'átková: A Storyteller's Inadequacy at Modern Art Oxford, as well as to PSL, Studio Voltaire, CIRCA Projects, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
Projects that received funding this year included Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures at Serpentine Gallery, Navid Nuur: Phantom Fuel at Parasol unit, and Pae White: Too much night, again at Parasol Unit, as well as Lakeland Arts Trust, Spacex Gallery, Focal Point Gallery, HICA, Mead Gallery, and The Common Guild.
Grants awarded by the Foundation this year included funding towards The Bruce Lacey Experience at Camden Arts Centre, Title to be decided* at Mexico, and Simon Fujiwara: Since 1982 at Tate St Ives, as well as to Tatton Park Biennial 2012, Sadler's Wells, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and Museum Ludwig.
This year Grants funding was awarded to Lucia Nogueira: Mischief at Kettle's Yard, British Art Show 7: In The Days of the Comet at South Bank Centre, and 10,000 Lives: 8th Gwangju Biennale, as well as projects at Ludlow Castle, John Hansard Gallery, Stanley Picker Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, and Arnolfini.
In this period Henry Moore Foundation Grants awarded funding towards David Nash at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Nam June Paik at FACT, and 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, as well as projects at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Grundy Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, and Golden Thread Gallery.