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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.

See & Do

Collaborative project + public display

Conversation To Creation: Henry Moore x University Centre Colchester

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

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As we open for our new visitor season, we’ve been collaborating with University Centre Colchester to reshape our Sheep Field Barn project space.

Responding to Moore’s iconic themes and studio spaces, students and tutors from the university have been experimenting with cross-disciplinary ways of working across both their Fine Art and Fashion and Printed Textiles courses.

The group have been considering how process-led practice develops and evolves into collections of work, out of the studio and into display space individually, collectively and for others to experience.

For one week in May, we’re opening up the project space for everyone to see the work they’ve created and continue the conversation.

See how their work embraces this season’s theme of Vitality, prompting questions of creative life force, how we move through the world, and the relationship of works with space, scale, their environment and each other.


The Sheep Field Barn is open daily, 11:00–17:00, for the duration of this event.

Entry to the display is included with your ticket.

Student work on display in 'Conversation To Creation' at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Photo: Min Young Lim.

Exhibiting students

Chrissie Richards
Demelza Fanshawe
Julie Gorski
Lucy Palmer
Millicent Glasgow
Samantha Martin Vega
Samantha Vinnell
Via Thyme
Zumrad Khamidova

With thanks to tutors Sarah Sabin, Stephen Ellison, Matthew Giraudeau & the wider team at University Centre Colchester.

Artist In Conversation: Tyreis Holder

Artist Tyreis Holder and students from Conversation to Creation join us for a special public discussion about the works on display. Together we’ll be discussing multidisciplinary art practice, the nature of collaboration, and expressing personal identity within creative practice.

Getting here

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Experience Henry Moore’s iconic work in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with a visit to the artist’s former home, studios and sculpture gardens.

Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333