This major exhibition chal­lenges the male-dom­i­nat­ed nar­ra­tives of postwar British sculpture.

Spanning more than 70 years and exploring the work of over 40 sculptors, this exhibition provides a radical recalibration, addressing the many accounts of British sculpture that have marginalised women or airbrushed their work from art history altogether.

All the works in this exhibition have been selected from the Arts Council Collection and highlight its long-term commitment to women working in sculpture, as well as the strength and diversity of a wide range of practitioners.

Many of these artists have challenged ingrained notions of sculpture as a 'male occupation' by embracing new materials, subjects and approaches.

The exhibition is arranged into three thematic sections: 'Figured and Formed', which can be seen in St Luke's at The Box; and 'Found', which can be seen in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth. Each section highlights a range of shared concerns that emerge across time, space and material.

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The Box, Plymouth

Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AX

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