Grant funded projects
Learn more about projects and commissions that we have recently funded in each of the Henry Moore Grants categories.
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 projects at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, The Hepworth Wakefield, York Art Gallery, The Bluecoat, Whitworth Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, and Towner Art Gallery.
Grants awarded this year included Lady Lever Art Gallery, The Pier Arts Centre, Fitzwilliam Museum, National Museums of Scotland, South London Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Fruitmarket, Manchester Art Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Locus+, Wysing Arts Centre, and Rhode Island School of Design Museum.