Sleep in Witness family events

Encouraging people of all ages to engage with sculpture as learners, thinkers and makers.

Daily family activities

Borrow an Explorer Bag to take around the exhibition with you. The bags are filled with objects and activities for younger visitors in response to Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness.

Visit our alcove area to play with our interactive wire installation and browse the family oriented reference library, aimed at supporting younger visitors’ understanding of some of the issues explored in Lungiswa Gqunta’s work.

Free workshops

You can also join us for special events with your family in the summer holidays.

Suitable for families with children aged 6+. These are intergenerational events - we encourage creativity in all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family workshop: Sculpting Landscapes

Friday 29 July 2022
10:30am - 12:30pm and 2:00 - 4:00pm

Join artist Ashleigh Beattie to create paper buildings and landscapes from sand and clay, inspired by Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness.

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Family drop-in: Wire Waves

Tuesday 16 August 20
11:00am - 4:00pm, just drop in

Drop-in to make sculptures from wire, wool and fabric inspired by the ocean, in response to our exhibition Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness.

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Family workshop: Roots of Inspiration

Thursday 25 August 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30 - 3:30pm.

Explore and celebrate Black hair with writer Tina Shingler and artist Kedisha Coakley at this special workshop as part of national project The World Reimagined.

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Schools and communities

Book your free guided visits to Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness, led by our Engagement Curator Alison Smith.

The World Reimagined

Working with Chapeltown Arts and artists Sandra Whyles and Zoe Eady, local communities are creating a glass sculpture in response to Gqunta’s work which will be on display at the Henry Moore Institute from November 2022 until February 2023. This project is supported by the UN International Year of Glass 2022.

Our programme responds to The World Reimagined, a national art project highlighting the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us, which will see sculptures displayed across Leeds from 13 August until 31 October 2022.

Find out more: theworldreimagined.org

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment