August 2020

TheAngel, The Scallop and The Mermaid: A Critical Look at Public Sculpture Today

Welcome to The Arts Society Harlow
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 20:00
St John's Arts & Recreation Centre
St. John's Walk Old Harlow CM17 0AJ

Sadly this lecture has been cancelled.

With Harlow known as a 'Sculpture Town' this talk is of particular interest and looks at the enormous variety of public sculpture today (including Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, Maggi Hambling’s Scallop at Aldeburgh and the Folkestone Mermaid by Cornelia Parker). It examines why public sculpture is booming, with new works appearing all the time in our towns and cities, and discusses the commissioning process and what makes a successful public art commission.


Mrs Mary Yule

Studied art history at Birkbeck College and the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA in 20th Century British Art). Assistant Director and Director of Grants at the Art Fund until 2006.  Has lectured for the Art Fund and Kingston University,and also at the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, and Museums Association conferences and study days.  Publications include  A Place for Living Art: The Whitechapel Art Gallery 1952-68 in Artists and Patrons in Post-War Britain (2001) and articles in Art Fund and museum publications.