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What We Do

Henry Moore Sculpture Trust

The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust was the ‘public face’ of the Foundation from 1988 until 1999, when it was amalgamated with the Foundation.

During this time, the Trust regularly worked with contemporary artists at The Henry Moore Studio in Dean Clough, Halifax

In February 1988, The Henry Moore Foundation established the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust. Housed in a small room within the basement of Leeds City Art Gallery, it was the ‘public face’ of the Foundation.

In the following year, the Henry Moore Studio in Dean Clough was inaugurated, opened on 24 October by the Prince of Wales. This was the principal arena for the work of the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust with contemporary artists.

After more than a decade of operation, in 1999 The Henry Moore Foundation and the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust amalgamated under the Foundation’s name, the current trustees of both combining as a single board.

While the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust thus disappeared, our programme of working with contemporary sculptors expanded as part of the remit of the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

“The Sculpture Studio operates rather like a laboratory where ideas can be developed and risks taken without the exposure of the public gallery or museum.”

Sir Alan Bowness CBE, Chairman of The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust
April 1993, writing in ‘The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust Studio at Dean Clough 1989-1993’

Exhibitions held at the Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough:

 

Guiseppe Penone
18 March – 17 April 1989

Richard Long
25 October – 10 December 1989

John Newling: Filters
24 February – 20 April 1990

Ulrich Ruckriem: Sculptures
1 June – 31 July 1990

Bruce McLean
27 August – 10 September 1990

Guiseppe Penone
15 October – 1 December 1990

Jannis Kounellis
19 March – 18 May 1991

Alison Wilding: Exposure
7 June – 11 August 1991

Magdalena Jetelová
25 October 1991 – 15 February 1992

Conrad Atkinson: For Emily
16 October – 20 December 1992

Lawrence Weiner: Steel Pennies Dont Come From Or Go To Heaven
19 February – 23 May 1993

Hindsight: selected works made for the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust Studio 1989-93
16 June – 25 July 1993

James Turrell: Gasworks  (A Ganzfeld Sphere)
22 October – 20 December 1993

Jaume Plensa: The Personal Miraculous Fountain
1 February – 24 April 1994

Wolfgang Laib
29 June – 23 October 1994

Grenville Davey
1 July – 9 August 1995

Anthony Caro: Halifax Steps
17 November 1994 – 19 March 1995

Christian Boltanski: The Workpeople of Halifax 1877-1982
16 June – 27 October 1995

Georg Herold: XTOONE
8 December 1995 – 1 March 1996

The Cauldron: Borland / Bulloch / Chapman / Pippin/ Starr / Wearing
1 June – 4 August 1996

Tony Cragg
14 – 20 December 1996

Andrew Sabin: The Open Sea
26 April – 3 August 1997

Peter Shelton: Blackelephanthouse
23 May – 16 August 1998

Vittorio Messina: A Village and its Surroundings
25 March – 30 August 1999

Michelangelo Pistoletto: Shifting Perspective (‘I am the Other’)
19 October 1999 – 9 March 2000

Robert Clark: Plans for the Real World
29 April – 17 June 2000

Alison Wilding: Contract
18 October 2000 – 1 January 2001

Other exhibitions organised by the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust:

 

Glen Onwin: As Above So Below
Square Chapel, Halifax
8 May – 15 June 1991

Ulrich Ruckriem
Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
22 April – 20 June 1993

Michael Landy: Scrapheap Services
Electric Press Building, Leeds
25 March – 14 April 1996

Here and Now: Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir – trace
Church of Saint Paulinus, Catterick
12 October – 11 December 1998

Here and Now: Richard Tuttle – The Nature of the Gun
Church of Saint Paulinus, Catterick
23 November –23 December 1998

Here and Now: Paul Etienne Lincoln – The Enigma of Marie Taglioni
Church of Saint Paulinus, Catterick
18 January – 17 February 1999

Here and Now: Karl Torok – line~detail
Church of Saint Paulinus, Catterick
1 – 31 March 1999