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Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture

Wednesday 1st May 2019

14:00 - 16:00

Ronald Moody, ‘L’Homme’ (1937-38, oak wood). Courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries. Presented by the Ronald Moody Estate, 2018

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This new collections display is programmed alongside Yorkshire Sculpture International, and engages with Phyllida Barlow’s provocation that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’. It proposes that wood is the most anthropological of materials, extending across cultures and time in ways that are particular to its plasticity, portability and durability. For the first time, sculptures in wood from both the fine art and the world cultures collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries will be shown together.

Our guided tour, in the company of curator Dr Rebecca Wade, will include sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Joan Moore, John Cobb, Anthony Hatwell, Hugo Powell, Roy Ascott, Ronald Moody, Austin Wright, F.E. McWilliam, Tessa Robins and David Nash, alongside carvings from Africa, India, China and Myanmar. Our tour concludes with tea and cake in the Tiled Hall.

£10, includes guided tour and refreshments