A large spherical sculpture made out of wood, with the top half cut out.

Exhibition: Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture


29 March 2019 - 25 April 2021

Venue Leeds Art Gallery

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Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival, the idea that wood is the most human of materials, as it crosses cultures and time with its plasticity, portability and durability.

Drawing from our collections, discover works of British sculpture alongside objects from Africa, India, China and Myanmar from our world cultures collection. This marks the first time these two collections have been displayed together at Leeds Art Gallery.

The exhibition invites audiences to consider the relationship between maker and material, as sculptures usually defined as inherently British reveal their connections to the wider world through the wood from which they were carved.

Come along to our Thursday lunchtime talk on 24 October 2019 with Adam Jaffer, Curator of World Cultures, for a free 20 minute talk on Sculpture in Africa in the Woodwork exhibition. Just meet us a the reception desk at 1.10pm.

(Image credit:  Barbara Hepworth [1903-75]  Configuration (Phira) 1955, Scented Guarea wood. Courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds Art Fund and Barbara Hepworth Estate)
This exhibition is free, and there is no need to book.

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