The renowned Field for the British Isles, by Antony Gormley is on display at Firstsite.
Field for The British Isles, which consists of 40,000 tiny individual terracotta figures, is the largest single artwork in the Arts Council Collection and its arrival in Colchester will herald the latest stage in the journey of this spectacular piece.
Gormley, who won the Turner Prize in 1994 after this work was created, was celebrated in 2019 with a major show at The Royal Academy. Arguably his most famous, iconic and beloved sculpture will reside at Colchester's Firstsite, for the next four months.
Field for The British Isles was made by Gormley in 1993 from a mountain of brick clay with over 100 volunteers who were invited to find their own form for each figure following three simple instructions: “hand-sized, stand up and have eyes”.