In 2011 Barlow revisited her archive of drawings, looking back at the process of her sculptural development.This text marks this moment of review and accompanies , the first exhibition of drawings from her archive. Pyś Individual years have often caught the attention of cultural theorists and historians of art, literature and ideas, offering up snapshot insights into groundbreaking moments of cultural change.This led to the gift of a statue of Yuri Gagarin to the UK, that in turn helped pave the way for the Russia: UK Year of Culture 2014 and the major Cosmonauts exhibition currently showing at the London Science Museum.
This sixty-fourth edition in the Institute’s series is the first publication of O’Dwyer’s research on Chadwick.
It focuses on a selection of material relating to the installation ‘Ego Geometria Sum’ of 1982-83, tracing the biography of this influential work that rethought the possibilities of sculpture. 65) The sculptor Phyllida Barlow has described her drawings as ‘bad copies’: rough approximations of things she has seen.
The collection works very hard touring internationally – shipped out in the British Council’s distinctive cornflower-blue packing crates.
The collection plays an important role in building knowledge of British art and supporting the UK’s profile and influence abroad.
This record spans Chadwick’s years in Art College in the early-mid 1970s through to her sudden, early, death in 1996.
In 2007 the art historian Leonie O’Dwyer began working on this material to create a critical catalogue raisonné of Chadwick’s works, developing her research through an Arts and Humanities Research Council collaborative doctoral project, undertaken at Leeds University and the Henry Moore Institute.Helen Chadwick’s ‘Ego Geometrica Sum’: A Biography (No.64) Leonie O’Dwyer The papers of the artist Helen Chadwick (1953-1996) are one of the key collections held in the Henry Moore Institute Archive of Sculptors’ Papers.Now there is a free exhibition of Henry Moore’s printmaking on display to the public in the British Council’s gallery at its offices in Spring Gardens, London.It has been installed there after returning from a successful tour of Central Asia and the Balkans, where the artworks did an important job as ambassadors for the UK.In these works she takes forms and objects from the real world and reconfigures them in line with her own sculptural concerns.Her practice of drawing has run alongside and informed the making of her three-dimensional work throughout her career.It helped cement the cultural relationship between the UK and Serbia and support the UK’s reputation in the country – an important outcome given the legacy of the 1990s Balkan conflicts.Henry Moore himself visited the Balkans in the 1950s, and his work influenced artists in the region.Find out more about this exhibition by listening to our audio guide Sean Lynch was educated at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt.Alongside representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015, he has held recent solo exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017), Charles H.