Images: (left) Hannah Higham, (centre left) Mary Moore, (centre right) Neil Wilkin and (right) Alastair Sooke

Exploring Form. Henry Moore and Stonehenge

  • Fri 10 June 2022
  • 6 – 8 pm

Join us for a conversation celebrating ‘Henry Moore. Sharing Form’.

The specialist panel features guest curator Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation, Mary Moore, the artist’s daughter and Neil Wilkin, curator of ‘The World of Stonehenge’ exhibition, currently on view at The British Museum. Moderated by writer and journalist Alastair Sooke, the talk will discuss Moore’s seminal visit to Stonehenge in 1921 and its continued influence, as well as the exhibition’s themes addressing the power of form and our relationship between art and the human experience.

Welcome drinks will be served from 6 pm in the Radić Pavilion, with the discussion starting promptly at 6.30 pm. The galleries will remain open until 6 pm ahead of the talk.

Tickets are £10 per person and all funds will be donated to our local charities: Bruton Museum, Somerset Wildlife Trust and STAR (Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation).

Henry Moore, ‘The Arch’, (1963/69), Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2022. Photo Ken Adlard. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.

‘Henry Moore. Sharing Form’ until 4 Sep 2022.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents a major exhibition of works by Henry Moore, curated by Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore. A comprehensive survey spanning six decades will extend across all five gallery spaces, in addition to an open-air presentation of seminal works.

About Mary Moore Mary Moore is the only child of British artist and sculptor Henry Moore. In 1977, together with her parents, they founded the Henry Moore Foundation, the first single artist foundation in the UK. Mary Moore has curated numerous exhibitions and written extensively on her father's life and work as well as appearing on radio and television programmes internationally.

About Dr. Hannah Higham Dr. Hannah Higham is Senior Curator of Collections and Research at the Henry Moore Foundation. Previously she has worked for Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norfolk and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely on both Henry Moore and the subject of sculpture.

About Dr. Neil Wilkin Dr. Neil Wilkin is the curator of Early Europe at the British Museum and the lead curator of the ‘World of Stonehenge’ exhibition (on view until 17 July). He recently co-curated an exhibition with English Heritage at the Stonehenge visitor centre. He has published widely on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe.

About Alastair Sooke Alastair Sooke is a writer and broadcaster. Chief art critic of The Daily Telegraph, and a regular contributor to the BBC Culture website, he also writes and presents documentaries on television and radio for the BBC, and is the author of three books about art published by Penguin. His most recent television series was ‘China’s Greatest Treasures’, a major new CCTV production for BBC World News, and a 30-part series about modern art for BBC Radio 3, in collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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