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Pop Up Project: Making M(o)ore

In 2022 we collaborated with thirteen BA Fine Art students from Central Saint Martins, working across discipline pathways 2D, 3D, 4D and XD to create site responsive artworks at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

The students spent time growing their personal practice, and transformed Henry Moore’s Kitchen Garden in the centre of the sculpture gardens with a public display of their work.

 

About the project

The project offered students space to grow their personal practice and engage the public with their outcomes, while supporting the development of lifelong learning opportunities on site.

Together the group responded to themes seen in Henry Moore’s artwork, workspaces and the current exhibition. They reflected on material conversations, and considered different perspectives on presenting artworks on a public pedestal.

In group discussions we explored the power of shaping and scaling works, both individually and collectively, and opened up interpretations of sentimentality in objects past and present.

The co-production was supported by a series of site visits, with access to professional expertise across the Henry Moore Foundation, which also highlighted career paths that may follow. Beyond our site, the project continued with studio time and tutorials at University.

This project presented the first in person opportunity for these students to collaborate coming out of the pandemic.

By putting their ideas in dialogue with Henry Moore’s, it allowed many in the group to get more out of materials in ways they hadn’t previously imagined or experienced, while recognising the relevance of Moore’s art and life past and present.

The impact of presenting the artworks in public was felt not just by participating students, but also Henry Moore Studios and Gardens staff and visiting public alike.

Making M(o)ore was devised in partnership with University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins and Module Tutor and artist Lucy Joyce. It ran from March until May 2022, culminating in a week-long outdoor display.

Participating student artists:

Archie Winter
Callum Jones
Charlotte Seux
Colleen Liu
Ellen Dunne
Harry Mayer
Isla Smith
Hexuan Jiaxingtong
Kana Kimura-Dickinson
Min Jeong Son
Nathan Cavan
Wies Roeterdink
Zuzanna Murawiak

Want to collaborate? We’d like to hear from you

Interested in getting your students involved in something similar? We welcome enquiries from Universities, Colleges and Sixth Forms to discuss and develop new opportunities together.

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