Antony Gormley – Field for the British Isles


Antony Gormley - Field for the British Isles entrance


14 March – 27 June

On loan from the Arts Council Collection, this installation – which is formed of roughly 40,000 clay figures – filled almost the entirety of the 300 square metre Nave gallery at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. The pieces were originally constructed  in 1993 by 100 volunteers in St Helens, Merseyside, using 30 tonnes of clay.

Although most famous for his monumental outdoor sculpture The Angel of the North, Field for the British Isles is one of the Turner Prize winner’s most beloved works, and presented viewers with an unforgettable emotional and visual experience.

The exhibition at 20-21 was sponsored by the Clugston Group. Stephen Martin, Chief Executive, said of the show: “The Clugston Group are delighted to be part of this prestigious exhibition and excited that visitors to this exhibition will experience what Scunthorpe has to offer.”

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For further information on Field for the British Isles, visit Antony Gormley’s website.