Shortlist unveiled for Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Release date: Wednesday, 4 May 2022
The Henry Moore Foundation has shortlisted six architectural practices for a proposed redevelopment of the Sheep Field Barn Gallery at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire.
Architectural practitioners were invited to express their interest and communicate their ability to transform the Gallery into an exciting space for learning and engagement activities as well as improving the existing display spaces.
“This project will enable us to provide sustainable interpretation and education facilities for our visitors, school groups and participants of all ages. We are delighted at the response we received from architectural teams. The six shortlisted practices were able to demonstrate the skills, experience and vision we are looking for. We’re excited to hear their creative concepts and how they can work with us to deliver this vital project.”
The shortlisted architectural practices are:
- Asif Khan Studio
- Coffey Architects
- HAT Projects
- MICA Architects
- Nissen Richards Studio
Having established the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977, Moore gifted the grounds, buildings, and contents of his 70-acre estate in Perry Green, Hertfordshire to the Foundation. The charity continues to conserve and present his work at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in the setting in which it was created. The Foundation also upholds Moore’s commitment to education and learning and welcomes schools bringing 2000 students, free of charge, to the Studios & Gardens every year. With the arrival of a recently appointed Engagement Curator, we are keen to deepen engagement with these groups, special needs education students and young adults. These activities are currently limited due to the lack of suitable learning spaces at a time when demand is increasing.
The shortlisted architects will present their design concepts to our selection panel in mid-May 2022 with the successful practice appointed by the end of that month.
For further information and images please contact:
Emily Dodgson, Head of Marketing and Communications
Henry Moore Foundation
Notes to Editors
The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. Today it supports innovative sculpture projects, devises an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserves the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is the former home and work-place of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986). From 1940 until his death in 1986, Moore lived and worked in rural Hertfordshire where he acquired over 70 acres of land and set up various studios, creating the ideal environment in which he could make and display his work and cater to an international demand for exhibitions. Now open to the public, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens offers a unique insight into the artist’s working practice and showcases a large selection of Moore’s renowned monumental sculptures in the landscape in which they were created. It also presents annually changing exhibitions, which further illuminate the life and work of the sculptor and is home to the Henry Moore Archive, one of the largest single-artist archives in the world.
The Henry Moore Institute welcomes everyone to visit their Galleries, Research Library and Archive of Sculptors’ Papers to experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world. The Institute can be found in the centre of Leeds, the city where Henry Moore (1898-1986) began his training as a sculptor. Their changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions and events encourage thinking about what sculpture is, how it is made and the artists who make it.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333
Opening times 2022:
1 April to 30 October 2022
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm
Henry Moore Archive:
Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm