National Art Pass offers available at RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

50% off exhibitions
£8  £4 Standard entry price
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50% off exhibitions at RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

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Exhibition

These Mad Hybrids: John Hoyland and Contemporary Sculpture

3 February - 12 May 2024
Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

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£8 £4 Standard entry price

Ceramic sculptures by the British painter John Hoyland

The exhibition positions a group of ceramic sculptures made by abstract painter John Hoyland RA in dialogue with a spectacular, international, assembly of contemporary sculpture by artists including Phyllida Barlow and Hew Locke. A display of paintings by Hoyland shows the dynamic connection between his sculptures and paintings.

Curated by sculptor Olivia Bax in collaboration with Sam Cornish and Wiz Patterson Kelly of The John Hoyland Estate, the exhibition is inspired by a group of unique ceramic sculptures by Hoyland, which he affectionately called his \"mad little hybrids.\" This is the first public display of the ceramics since 1994, and their first presentation alongside Hoyland's abstract paintings from the 1960s to 2010s.

The exhibition challenges the boundaries of what both sculpture and painting can be and how they speak to each other. The featured artists share a common fascination and appreciation for colour, materiality, and creative process. They work with materials ranging from cement or synthetic fabric to glitter, combining human and animal bodies, furniture, everyday objects and architecture into playful, bold, new sculptural hybrids.

Featured artists:

Caroline Achaintre | Eric Bainbridge | Phyllida Barlow | Olivia Bax | John Hoyland | Hew Locke | Anna Reading | Jessi Reaves | Andrew Sabin | John Summers | Chiffon Thomas

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RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

Queen's Road, Bristol, Greater Bristol, BS8 1PX
01179 735129

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Join us in our transformed building from May 2022.

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Reopening after major refurbishment on 2 May 2022. Facilities now include large new lift; expanded cafe; family-friendly activity space; changing places toilet facility; free-to-access spaces on all floors. Admission charged for major exhibitions; half price for Art Fund members and free for all under 21s and all students.

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