Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945

4 April 2020 - 14 June 2020

EXHIBITION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition

This major new touring exhibition challenges the male-dominated narratives of post-war British sculpture by presenting a diverse and significant range of ambitious work by women. Offering a radical recalibration, Breaking the Mould  not only celebrates the strengths of sculpture made by women but also seeks to guard against the threat of slipping out of view. Through this deliberately restorative act, the exhibition seeks to inspire future generations, supporting the maxim ‘if she can see it she can be it’. 

Breaking the Mould represents the work of over forty-five sculptors including Barbara HepworthElisabeth FrinkKim LimCornelia ParkerVeronica RyanRachel Whiteread and Anthea Hamilton

After the first presentation at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Breaking the Mould will tour to New Art Gallery Walsall, Djanogly Art Gallery, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

Breaking the Mould is an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition initiated in response to Women Working in Sculpture from 1960 to the Present Day: Towards a New Lexicon, a research project led by Catherine George (University of Coventry) and Hilary Gresty (independent). 

 

Explore Breaking the Mould and learn more about some of the featured artists and artworks in our digital resouces section.

 

TOUR DATES & VENUES

4 April - 14 June 2020
Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

3 July - 6 September 2020
The New Art Gallery Walsall 

25 September 2020 - 23 January 2021
The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth

27 March - 20 June 2021
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

3 July - 3 October 2021
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 

Venue: Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Breaking the Mould is accompanied by a fully-illustrated publication produced by Hayward Gallery Publishing, featuring an essay on the subject by Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator of the Arts Council Collection, and curator of the exhibition, alongside complementary texts from artists, writers and curators exploring the practices of over forty British sculptors, presenting fresh critical thinking on the subject. The book also features a timeline, highlighting key events and developments over the last seventy years.

 

 

Full list of participating artists:

Anthea Alley, Phyllida Barlow, Rana Begum, Helen Chadwick, Alice Channer, Lygia Clark, Shelagh Cluett, Susan Collis, Jane Coyle, Katie Cuddon, Sokari Douglas Camp, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Elisabeth Frink, Anya Gallaccio, Katherine Gili, Anthea Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Jann Haworth, Holly Hendry, Barbara Hepworth, Shirazeh Houshiary, Karin Jonzen, Permindar Kaur, Mary Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Kim Lim, Gillian Lowndes, Sarah Lucas, Helen Marten, Mary Martin, Cathy De Monchaux, Lucia Nogueira, Margaret Organ, Emma Park, Cornelia Parker, Amalia Pica, Kathy Prendergast, Eva Rothschild, Meg Rutherford, Veronica Ryan, Grace Schwindt, Wendy Taylor, Hayley Tompkins, Shelagh Wakely, Rebecca Warren, Rachel Whiteread, Alison Wilding and Rosemary Young.

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