Godfrey Worsdale O.B.E. reprises one of his popular Christmas Lectures at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. “Join our Director as he explores the genre of sculptors' drawings and helps to place our special exhibition Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing in context.”
£12 (£6 to Henry Moore Friends)
About the speaker
Trained as an art historian in London, Godfrey Worsdale’s career began in the early 1990s at the British Museum, where he worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings. In 1994 he simultaneously established Cultural Instructions; an exhibition space in London dedicated to contemporary projects. He joined Southampton City Art Gallery as a curator in 1995 and became its Director three years later.
In 2007 he moved to the North East to establish Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. This was followed by seven years as Director of BALTIC in Gateshead, where he oversaw major solo exhibitions including Jenny Holzer, Daniel Buren, Lorna Simpson, Elizabeth Price, Jim Shaw and Anselm Kiefer. He also founded BALTIC 39; a new space dedicated to research and experimentation, developed in partnership with the Northumbria University.
Worsdale has served as a judge and juror for the 2011 Turner Prize and the 54th and 57th Venice Biennales. In 2015 he became the Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and now divides his time between Perry Green in Hertfordshire where Moore lived and worked, and the Henry Moore Institute in the county in which he, like Henry Moore, grew up. In 2016 Worsdale was awarded an OBE for services to the visual arts.