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Gibberd Gallery to host New Town New Art

General / Sat 6th Apr 2024 at 10:01am

New Town New Art

Saturday 6 April – 8 June

Monday-Saturday except Sundays and Bank Holidays.

11am-4pm

Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, Harlow, CM20 1WG

The arrival in Harlow of the art collection from the Foundation for Essex Arts (Basildon Art Trust) provides not only an opportunity to exhibit some fascinating modern artworks which have remained unseen by the general public for a number of years, but also a chance to reflect on how ‘the new’ was celebrated to reflect the ambitions for both New Towns.

Seen in the context of Harlow’s famous collection of public sculpture this exhibition of selected works gifted to the Harlow Art Trust by the Foundation for Essex Arts reveals a

different vision of what it was appropriate for a town to collect. It embraced the latest developments in abstraction, Peter Sedgley’s Oranges and Lemons – and conceptual art,

Michael Craig-Martin’s Martin Behind – while also finding space for works with more traditional subject matter, such as landscape.

The exhibition has been curated by David Mitchinson, Harlow Art Trust Trustee and Former

Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the Henry Moore Foundation.

For more information visit our ‘What’s On’ page at www.sculpturetown.uk or contact [email protected] or 01279 446 404.

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