Flight Take-Off by Geoffrey Mann

Norwich was one of five museums to win a share of £75,000 to buy their selected object thanks to Art Fund Collect, an initiative in collaboration with the Crafts Council, aimed at championing contemporary craft and increasing its presence in UK collections.

Details

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
65 x 40 x 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
Joanna Bird Pottery

This sculpture is one of a series by the artist based around bird flight. Mann uses cast glass to capture the invisible movement of birds’ wings, simultaneously freezing time and capturing motion in solid yet translucent form. This is the first of Mann’s pieces to be acquired by a UK museum.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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