The Institute is regularly in the process of acquiring and cataloguing collections of sculptors’ papers.
Our collections give a fascinating insight into the working lives of sculptors from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Helen Chadwick (1953-96) was a British sculptor, photographer and installation artist. Her 130 box archive includes sketches, photographs, costume, notebooks and more.
Betty Rea’s (1904-65) archive gives a fascinating glimpse into the artist’s practice and the social and political world she inhabited, with letters, a sketchbook and over 200 photos.
Archive containing over 200 photos of the printmaker, sculptor, and designer Gertrude Hermes (1901-83), recording her studio, exhibitions, sculptures and architectural works.
This collection documents Garth Evans’ (born 1924) fellowship with the British Steel Corporation in 1969-71, his controversial ‘A Course’ and the Manydeed artist group.
Hamish Basil Macpherson
This unique collection comprises several car drawings made by sculptor Hamish Basil Macpherson (1915-2005) while working in the motor industry in the 1950s.
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