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Revealing the Human Form

At Banbury Museum and Gallery​

Revealing the Human Form

This Spring, Banbury Museum & Gallery​​, with works from The Arts Council Collection and the British Council Collection, ​​brings you a specially curated exhibition featuring some of the most prominent British sculptors of the last century.

‘Revealing the Human Form’ features 30 sculptures from internationally renowned artists such as ​​Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Antony Gormley, as they explore and depict the ​​human form and figure.

This exhibition charts the journey of human sculptural expression from the early 20th century to the modern day. See how sculptors such as Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick and their mid-century contemporaries responded to the economic and cultural changes of Post War Britain embracing new techniques, innovative materials and even found objects. 

Moving into the 21st century we see artists, such as Turner Prize winning Rachel Whiteread, demonstrate the broadening visual language of human representation asking us to challenge our very understanding of what it means to portray the human body.

Dale Johnston, Exhibitions Manager for Banbury Museum & Gallery says ‘This is the first time that sculpture of this international calibre has been shown in Banbury and we are delighted to be able to bring ​​the art here thanks to the Arts Council Collection and the British Council Collection.

Even if you have never visited a sculpture exhibition before, we think the human quality of the work on show will really appeal to our community. ​​We encourage as many people as possible to take up this rare opportunity of seeing such an inspiring collection here in ​​Banbury’.

‘Revealing the Human Form’, brings together an exceptional selection of internationally celebrated British sculptors to Banbury for one of Banbury Museum & Gallery’s most ambitious exhibitions yet. A ‘must-see’ this Spring for art lovers, curious minds and those looking for creative inspiration.

Revealing the Human Form opens Saturday 1st April and runs until 2nd July.

For further information on ticketing and visiting Banbury Museum & Gallery, see our website.

Unsold tickets will be made available on the day, but we strongly advise booking prior to your visit especially at weekends, school holidays and other busy times.

Images credits:

Henry Moore Head of a King: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS / 2017.

Lynn Chadwick Cloaked Couple: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of  Lynn Chadwick

Antony Gormley, 'A CORNER FOR KASIMIR' 1992 Lead, fibreglass, air (193 x160 x80cm) British Council Collection, England © the Artist.


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