Original vintage poster for the Antony Gormley: Testing a World View (Field of British Isles) exhibition at Tate Liverpool, 1994. A lasting relic of an extraordinary project, the poster features a photograph of one of the figures, taken by David Ward.
The exhibition was part of a project devised by Gormley, where members of Tate Liverpool’s local communities came together to sculpt 40,000 hand-sized figures for the exhibition. It was an incredible feat of team work, with participants describing a feeling of immense satisfaction at the achievement itself, and quality of the experience. 30 tonnes of clay, and use of their kilns and expertise were given by St Helens brickmakers Ibstock, and children, parents, grandparents and people of all ages from the local community made up the sculpting team of around 100 people. The figures were made over the course of a week, and were then transported to Tate Liverpool and ‘planted out’ in the gallery for the exhibition.
The text on the poster reads:
Testing a World View
24 November 1993 – 30 January 1994
TATE GALLERY LIVERPOOL
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am–6pm The Gallery will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January Admission £1 (50p)
Sponsored by Ibstock Building Products Ltd and matched by the Government’s Business Sponsorship Incentive Scheme.
Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.
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Although these posters are in excellent condition, please be aware that as original items they may show some slight signs of age. They’re exclusively available online and at Tate Liverpool, and can all be viewed in person at Tate Shop Liverpool by request.
About the artist:
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley is a British sculptor. His most famous works include the public sculpture Angel of the North, 1998, and Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool. Hi work usually uses the human body as its subject, creating metal casts often from his own body. Tate has included his work in several exhibitions, and his work forms part of the collection.
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm.
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