Organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986: Making It

  • Mead Gallery |
  • Talk and Tour |
  • Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:00 until 12:30

Sarah Shalgosky, the Mead Gallery's popular curator leads the talk and tour. The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of artists working in the United Kingdom, who began to receive international attention for practices which, although incredibly diverse, shared a revived interest in the sculpted object.  Making It is the first exhibition to survey this exciting moment in British sculpture. Through the work of over forty artists, it shows how approaches to object making were reinvigorated by the breakthroughs in conceptual and performance art made by preceding generations and by sculptural and cultural inspirations from beyond these shores.

The exhibition is drawn primarily from the Arts Council Collection. This substantial exhibition highlights shared concerns and important differences, between and within established groups, and enabling the work of a younger generation to be presented alongside that of both lesser known and older, more established figures. Works include those by artists Phyllida Barlow, Kate Blacker, Boyle Family, Tony Cragg, Michael Craig-Martin, John Davies, Paul de Monchaux, Richard Deacon, John Gibbons, Antony Gormley, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, David Nash, Paul Neagu, Julian Opie, Margaret Organ, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Shelagh Wakely, Richard Wilson, Gary Woodley and Bill Woodrow.

This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Mead Gallery
Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry West Midlands CV4 7AL