Hepworth Vertical Forms to be re-sited

An upcoming project between in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire will see the de-installation, conservation and re-siting of the University of Hertfordshire’s Barbara Hepworth sculpture Vertical Forms. The relief sculpture Vertical Forms by Barbara Hepworth is located on the façade of the Main Building, College Lane campus. It was commissioned for the opening of Hatfield Technical College in 1952 and was built into the fabric of the building. 

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Sculpture Q&A with David Blandy

“I actually hate most public sculpture. So much of it commemorates figureheads of empire, the powerful and wealthy, who shaped public discourse and have consolidated Britain’s position through war, colonisation and the enslavement of others. Admiral Nelson was a vehement opponent of Wilberforce’s battle to abolish slavery, and has pride of place on his column; Edward Colston in Bristol earned a statue and multiple place names by contributing to the economy through the slave trade.”

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PMSA launches Mentoring Scheme

The 2018 PMSA Education team, Joanna Barnes, Leonie Summers and Tony Mott are delighted to introduce PMSA Mentoring, which we set up to support PMSA student members, who are emerging sculptors, by pairing them with established mid-career sculptors.

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Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason

The ‘Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason’ exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art (20th October, 2018 – 24th February, 2019) gives the occasion for some reflections on his career as a sculptor.

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STAIR Project Update | Harlow Art Trust and PMSA

The STAIR Project, is Harlow Art Trust’s exciting artist-in-residence programme, run in partnership with PMSA and the Royal College of Art (RCA). The programme involves educational workshops for local schoolchildren, which will be expanded to include tours of Harlow’s public sculpture. Residencies culminate in solo exhibitions at the Gibberd Gallery.

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Memorial Festschrift for Benedict Read

On 1 October, the PMSA launched its own label, PMSA Publishing, which will specialise in books on sculpture. Its first publication, Sculpting Art History: Essays in Memory of Benedict Read, edited by Katharine Eustace, Mark Stocker and Joanna Barnes, commemorates the celebrated art-historian, Benedict Read.

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Artist Jodie Carey chooses Sun Tunnels

On the occasion of her exhibition ‘Sea’ at the Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury, London, which runs until 2 September, Jodie Carey has chosen her ‘Masterpiece in a Nutshell’ for the 3rd Dimension series. For this exhibition Carey, engaging with the Foundling Hospital history, herself created three monumental new site-responsive installations.

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