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Historic England present Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Date uploaded: January 13, 2016

Historic England will be showing its first major exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art at Somerset House in London between the 3rd of February and the 10th of April 2016. The exhibition will follow the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures and reliefs by artists including Ralph Brown, Geoffrey Clarke, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Paul Mount.

Many of these pieces have been lost, damaged, moved or destroyed. Others have been saved, celebrated and are widely loved. All of them were created and sited with care and conviction for the post-war public.

Out There will contain original architectural models, maquettes, photographs, drawings and other unique material from private collections which have never been on public display before.

Curated by Sarah Gaventa, Out There will celebrate England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection.

The exhibition will be part of Somerset House's Utopia 2016 season to mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More's classic.

Opening hours 10.00-18.00, last admission 17.15
Late night Thursdays & Fridays until 21.00 (last admission 20.15)
East Wing Galleries
Full price £6.50, concessions £5.00

You can read more on the Historic England website and tickets are also on sale on the Somerset House website.

Historic England are also calling on the public to send them information on any lost public art works that they know about. For more information about this campaign click here.