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Art Encounters: Mitzi Cunliffe's 'Root Bodied Forth'

This new episode, made especially for the Art That Made Us Festival, explores the maquette for Root Bodied Forth by Mitzi Cunliffe, an American sculptor who made her mark on British Culture in the 20th century.

The maquette features in our current exhibition Archive Lives: Documenting Women’s Sculptural Practice in Britain 1939-1960.

Further inspiration

Our sister gallery Leeds Art Gallery has selected three other nature themed artworks from the Leeds Sculpture Collection, to provide more inspiration for your making. Download the worksheet here:

Download nature themed artworks worksheet (0.6MB)


About Art Encounters

Art Encounters is a new series of free short films for schools with accompanying resources, created in partnership with our neighbours at Leeds Art Gallery.

Art Encounters supports teachers and learners to discover artworks and artists in our exhibitions and displays. They invite viewers to discuss first responses to artworks, learn about the artist and their inspirations, and conclude with a creative challenge that can be used as part of a programme of study, or as a stand-alone activity undertaken in school or at home.

Art Encounters will be a growing series of resources that introduce teachers and learners to diverse art practices and lesser known artists, providing rich, localised, curated content for art teaching. We are keen to gain feedback from teachers to improve our resources, so please feel free to contact us to share your thoughts and suggestions.

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