Antony Gormley: Earth Drawings

24 July – 25 September 2021
11am-3pm, Art Gallery, Level 2, FREE

To coincide with Antony Gormley’s installation Field for the British Isles (1993) on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre (24 July – 25 September 2021), Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens are hosting an exhibition of twelve drawings made by Gormley between 1986 – 1992.

The twelve drawings, selected by Antony Gormley are made from red-coloured earth mixed with rabbit skin glue and water, black pigment and blood. The drawings recall the artist’s first encounter with the desert interior of Australia in 1989 and relate to the very first Field work, Field for the Art Gallery of New South Wales made in the same year. Field for the British Isles is on display in the North East for the first time in 25 years.

More information on Field for the British Isles at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre can be found here.

This forms part of the third in our series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions. Find out more about the programme here.

Image: Antony Gormley, TWO PERSONS RELUCTANT TO BE BORN, 1989.

Rabbit skin glue, earth, oil and black pigment on paper.  38 x 28cm / 49.4 x 39.4cm (Frame dims) © the artist.

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