Publication launch of Northern Formations at the Henry Moore Institute, Saturday 7 May, 2-4pm
moorland monuments; obelisks; cairns; folklore; spare sculpture; spolia; ornament; (the gratuitousness of) sculpture parks; fragments; limbs; monsters
We are surrounded by sculpture in the North of England, not just in galleries, but in art schools, sculpture parks, public monuments and festivals. Here, sculpture is always in close dialogue with the landscape itself, whether the topography of sculpture parks, the patina of lichen on standing stones, crags and rocks, or informal monuments like cairns, new and modern.
Northern Formations is a new publication from Corridor8; a collection of responses by writers and artists to the unusual proliferation of sculpture across the North, through history and in the present day.
Beautifully designed by Ashleigh Armitage and Laure Carnet of Dust Collective, this large-format book features an editorial by Lara Eggleton; three essays by former and current Henry Moore Institute Postdoctoral Fellows: Marin Sullivan, Rebecca Senior and Rebecca Wade; a special re-representation of existing work by Ian Jackson; an essay about the ‘Lazy Liaisons’ commissioning programme by Lauren Velvick (collaboration inspired by the Covid-19 lockdown); and four new paired commissions by artists based across the North of England (Bethany Stead and Amelia Wood, Norman Payne and Shonagh Short, Anna FC Smith and Kerry Tenbey, and Joshua Hart and Niloo Sharifi).
We’d like to invite you to celebrate the publication’s launch with a special event at the Henry Moore Institute on Saturday 7 May, 2-4pm. Join us for a free glass of wine while supplies last, and to be the first to get a copy of Northern Formations.
Preorders are now closed, but you can buy copies at the launch at the discounted price of £8 (please note: cash only); or from our online shop for £10 + postage from 11 May. At the launch you will also be able to browse, purchase or take away free copies from Corridor8’s back catalogue of publications, and merchandise.
We hope to see you there – everyone is welcome and no booking necessary.
Northern Formations is funded by the Henry Moore Foundation, Arts Council England, Leeds Art Fund and Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society
Designed by Ashleigh Armitage and Laure Carnet (Dust Collective)