• 16 to 17 June 2017
  • A collaborative event organised by Henry Moore Foundation and the Paul Mellon Centre

Over two days, speakers will present new research relating to our Becoming Henry Moore exhibition. Begining on Friday evening with a reception and keynote speech from one of Britain’s foremost sculptors Tony Cragg, we will then move to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire for a full day of talks which will explore not only the work of Henry Moore but also his contemporaries (including Barbara Hepworth and Ossip Zadkine), his education and his inspiration.

Keynote address by Tony Cragg 'Henry Moore: His Influence in the 20th Century and Beyond'

Tony Cragg talks about Henry Moore in the context of his environment in time and the meaning and influence of his work for sculpture.

Tony Cragg has been working and exhibiting since 1969. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and has lived in Wuppertal since 1977. He has participated in documenta 7 and 8 and represented Britain at the Biennale in Venice in 1988. He is recipient of the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery, London in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017.

He held professorships in the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was director from 2009 to 2013. He has exhibited extensively in museums worldwide: Tate Gallery, London (1988), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf (1989), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2013), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2016)

Venue: Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Time: 6pm-8pm

Symposium papers and discussion

Speakers include Ann Compton, Cathy Corbett (Courtauld Institute of Art), Inga Fraser (Tate), Alexander Massouras (Ruskin School of Art), Rachel Smith (Tate) and Robert Sutton with introduction by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections & Exhibitions. Chaired by Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute) and Sarah Turner (Paul Mellon Centre).

Venue: Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, SG10 6EE

Time: 10am - 4pm

Tickets include entry to both Friday and Saturday sessions, plus entry to the Becoming Henry Moore exhibition, sculpture gardens and studios. Please purchase tickets through the Henry Moore Foundation website.
Standard admission: £35
Student admission: £25
Henry Moore Friends: £25
Plus online booking fees.

Conference Proceedings