Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977–1986

City Art Centre

7 May – 3 July 2016

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Exploring the invigoration of sculptural practice in Britain in the 1970s and 80s.

With a new generation of artists came a revived interest in the sculpted object – in materials, ideas and production procedures. Breakthroughs in conceptual and performance art prompted young British sculptors to adopt completely new ways of working and earned them attention on an international scale.

This comprehensive exhibition highlights a wide range of practices in order to draw out the areas of similarities and difference between emerging and established artists during this period. Featured are works by Phyllida Barlow, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Alison Wilding and Bill Woodrow, among others.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am –​ 5pm (Sun from 12pm)

Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

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