Somewhere Unexpected - Open Art Show 2021

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Tony Cragg at Houghton

  • 20 May 2021 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE
  • Free for EAAF Members - Join Now

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Be amongst the first to see Tony Cragg at Houghton. The exhibition, curated by the artist, includes large-scale bronze and steel sculptures sited in the gardens and grounds, and smaller pieces shown in the State rooms and gallery spaces of the house. Several new works have been made specifically for the exhibition.

Tony Cragg has been working and exhibiting since 1969. He participated in Documenta 7 and 8 and represented Britain at the Biennale in Venice in 1988. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017. He has lived in Wuppertal, Germany, since 1977.

Tony Cragg at Houghton will be the 6th contemporary art exhibition held at Houghton since 2015. I am particularly grateful to Tony for the chance to show his sculptures here in Norfolk, and for agreeing to curate the exhibition himself. I have always been a great admirer of his work, and it will be incredibly exciting to see how it will come together and interact with the historic landscape and interiors of Houghton. Lord Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton Hall

Our event will begin with a walking tour of the exhibition and conclude with afternoon tea and drinks in the Old Kitchen Courtyard.

Tickets are £40 per person. Event is hosted by Amanda Geitner.

You may wish to arrive early to enjoy the walled gardens and visit Contemporary and County in the Stables.

Places are limited so that we will be a group of 28. In compliance with Covid-19 restrictions, we will meet and tour as a group outside only. You will be free to see the inside spaces individually, in-line with the Covid safe venue management in place at Houghton Hall.

2.00pmMeet in the Stables Courtyard
2.00pm to 4.00pmTour of exhibition led by Amanda Geitner
4.00pmAfternoon Tea in the Old Kitchen Courtyard
5.00pmEvent Close
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