This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore
Join us for a remarkable day at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green. This event presents two exceptional experiences - an insight to the life and work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century at his former home, followed by a talk by acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal.
In the afternoon, we will have guided tours of the gardens and Henry Moore's working studios and an opportunity to view This Living Hand. Curated by Edmund De Waal, the exhibition explores the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore’s art. Moore believed that ‘tactile experience is very important as an aesthetic dimension in sculpture’. Throughout his career he repeatedly emphasised the importance of experiencing sculpture haptically, and often returned to the hand as a subject in his sculpture and drawings, studying its expressive power and symbolic values as Auguste Rodin and Michelangelo, two of his favourite artists, had done before him.
At 5pm, we will cross the road for a drink at The Hoops Inn (Henry Moore's local!), and then return to Henry Moore Studio & Gardens to hear Edmund De Waal talk about his exhibition and his engagement with Henry Moore's works.
Tickets are £50 per person and include entry, tours, afternoon tea and Edmund De Waal's talk at Henry Moore Studio & Gardens. Places are limited, so please book early.
Event hosted by Amanda Geitner.
|2.00pm||Arrival at Henry Moore Studio & Gardens - meet outside reception.|
|2.15 - 3.45pm||Tours of the gardens, studios and exhibition This Living Hand|
|3.45pm||Afternoon tea at the Café, and some free time to explore|
|5 - 6pm||Across the road to The Hoops Inn for a drink|
|6.00pm||Talk by Edmund de Waal|
|7.30pm - 8.00pm||Close|