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This Living Hand: Edmund De Waal Presents Henry Moore

  • 11 June 2020 12.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Henry Moore Studios & Gardens Dane Tree House Perry Green, nr Much Hadham Hertfordshire SG10 6EE
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Event postponed to 2021! email to reserve a place.

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 light supper 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 £75 per person and include return coach travel, tea and coffee on arrival, entry, tours and talk at Henry Moore Studio & Gardens and a light supper. Places are limited, so please book early.

Event hosted by Amanda Geitner.

12noonCoach departs Norwich - you may wish to bring a packed lunch for the journey
2.00pmTea and coffee on arrival at Henry Moore Studio & Gardens
2.30 - 5pmTours of the gardens, studios and exhibition This Living Hand
5 - 6pmBuffet Supper at The Hoops Inn
6.30pmTalk by Edmund de Waal
8.00pmCoach departs Perry Green
10.00pmArrival in Norwich
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