07 September 2010

Henry Moore Institute Annual Academic Open Day - Friday 15 October

with guest lecture from artist Claire Barclay

The Institute's annual academic open day will include behind-the-scene tours of the exhibitions, collections, library and archive, as well as an introduction to our forthcoming events programme. If you are a tutor or a student with an interest in sculpture, this is the ideal introduction to the Institute and an opportunity to find out how our resources and academic events can enhance your work. The event will begin at 2.30 with a schedule of talks and tours from Henry Moore Institute curatorial staff.

The day will conclude at 5.30pm with a guest lecture from artist Claire Barclay at Leeds Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

To book a place for yourself or a small group for the afternoon tours, or for more information, please contact Kirstie Gregory, kirstie@henry-moore.org

Annual Open Day lecture with sculptor Claire Barclay
Leeds Art Gallery Lecture Theatre
Friday 15 October 2010, 5.30-6.30pm

Claire Barclay's practice reflects an important strand in contemporary sculpture, engaging with questions of making and the role of 'craft' in art.  Barclay will discuss her own work, picking up on themes from the concurrent Henry Moore Institute exhibition, Undone - a group show which brings together sculpture balanced on the threshold between the made and unmade.

Barclay creates sculptural environments, immersive installations which combine carefully crafted objects with more improvised elements, often constructed in-situ and responding specifically to a given space. A fascination with the material world of objects and the processes of their making lies at the heart of her practice. The objects in her installations recall the paraphernalia of the real world, but are  never drawn directly from it - they are either hand-made by the artist, using traditional craft techniques, such as weaving, wood turning, glass-blowing and ceramics, often learnt for a particular project, or manufactured by specialists to her own specifications.

Claire Barclay has represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale (2003), shown at The British Art Show 6 (2005), Art Now at the Tate (2004) and has exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows since graduating in environmental art from Glasgow in 1993.

This talk is open to all and it is not necessary to book


Kirstie Gregory
Research Programme Assistant
Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow

tel +44 (0) 113 246 7467

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