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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens reopens for summer with a new exhibition

PUBLISHED: 11:29 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 20 March 2018

Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore (photo: Sarah Mercer Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation)

Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore (photo: Sarah Mercer Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation)

Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

Following last year’s successful ‘Becoming Henry Moore’ exhibition, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens have more inspiring artworks in store for their 2018 exhibition ‘Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings’

Out of the Block brings together nearly 30 major works in stone and wood, made over six decades, from Henry Moore Foundation’s collection. They trace Moore’s development as an artist and a carver and reveal his influences at different moments in his career. In addition, the exhibition also includes film and photographs from the Henry Moore Archive which give a fascinating insight into Henry Moore’s life and work. The film in the exhibition – recently digitised from the original silent, Standard 8 Cine Film - has never been shown in public before. It shows Moore working on the largest and most ambitious of his wood sculptures, Reclining Figure 1959-64, which is featured in the exhibition.

King and Queen by Henry Moore (The Henry Moore Foundation archive, photo: Jonty Wilde)King and Queen by Henry Moore (The Henry Moore Foundation archive, photo: Jonty Wilde)

Outside the gallery, in the sculpture gardens, several famous favourites are returning this season, with King and Queen returning from a royal holiday at RHS Wisley and the imposing Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae coming home from European travels. As always these two monumental bronzes are accompanied by over 20 of Moore’s sculptures in the gardens and surrounding fields. If you plan a visit this spring, make sure that you venture out into the fields where you’ll find this year’s woolly lambs sheltering under their own sculpture.

Don’t forget that the Studios & Gardens boast a light and spacious café where you can enjoy home-baked treats, drinks and light meals overlooking the sculpture gardens. The café is open to the public as well as visitors and would be an ideal place to break for refreshments during country walk or cycle ride this summer.

Visit Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Wednesdays to Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 5pm,

30 March until 28 October 2018

Perry Green, Much Hadham, SG10 6EE

01279 843333


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