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Becoming Henry Moore Exhibition

June 22, 2017

It’s now June and we’re winding down for the year, only one more meeting to go before our summer break. Over the summer we’ll be at Kimpton Folk Festival on Saturday 1st July, Fibre East on the 29th/30th July, and the Ashwell Show on Monday 28th August. Behind the scenes the committee are feverishly sorting next years programme.

One of our members has recently been out and about and saw the new Becoming Henry Moore Exhibition at the Henry Moore Studio and Gardens at Perry Green. Here’s Madeleine’s review:

“I had an amazing time at the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green recently. To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Foundation there is a special exhibition there until October. Called Becoming Henry Moore, the exhibition charts the artist’s creative trajectory from 1914 until 1930 and gives an insight into the influences at play in the mind of Britain’s most famous modern sculptor.

Should you decide to spend a few hours exploring at this delightful open-air exhibition and the various barns housing yet more exhibits, the Aisled Barn is must. The 16th century building houses remarkable and unique tapestries – based on original drawings – which the Moore foundation commissioned from West Dean College. The weavers worked with Moore’s original drawings and photographs to dye the wool accurately and achieve the precise colours and effects of his different drawing media. To get an idea of how they created similar tapestries have a look at this Youtube video of the process.”

If you’re inspired to go see the exhibition it runs until 22nd October 2017.

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