14 February 2018

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Did Antony Gormley Deliberately Appropriate This William Cobbing Clay Performance Piece?

I was installing my exhibition at Museum Jorn, Denmark, a week or so ago when I started getting a steady stream of emails and Twitter posts to my account

11 February 2018

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North Sculpture Turns Twenty

Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art in the UK.

26 August 2017

Folkestone Triennial Another Mind-blowing Independent Visionary Arts Experience

The next edition of the Folkestone Triennial is taking place 2 September – 5 November with 20 commissions from a host of international artists. Now in its fourth edition the Triennial’s double edge, curation by Lewis Biggs, will exhibit new artworks installed in more than 20 locations around the town.

30 July 2017

Antony Gormley Announced As Koestler Art By Offenders Exhibition Curator

Sir Antony Gormley, the Turner Prize winning artist and creator of the Angel Of The North Sculpture in Gateshead is to curate the 2017 Koestler Awards exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients, and immigration removal centre detainees.

24 April 2017

Antony Gormley Denies UEA Sculptures Have Suicidal Subtext

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has spoken for the first time about criticisms of his latest installation at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich

29 January 2017

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.

29 September 2016

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Sir Antony Gormley Opens Major New Exhibition At White Cube Bermondsey

A major new exhibition by the Turner Prize winning sculptor Sir Antony Gormley opens in London at White Cube Bermondsey. This is the sequel to his exhibition Model held there in 2012, The Exhibition considers the degree to which we are measured by and measure ourselves against the scale and density of our built environment. Gormley has configured the gallery […]

18 July 2016

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Antony Gormley To Suspend Life-Size Figure From Ceiling Of NPG

Antony Gormley is to display a life-size sculpture suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, together with a suite of drawings, seen for the first time in Britain, this autumn. On 7 September 2016 as part of Antony Gormley – OBJECT, his first display at the National Portrait Gallery, a cast-iron […]

8 March 2016

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Antony Gormley Puts Weight Behind Campaign For More Affordable Artists Studios

The Turner Prize winning artist Antony Gormley has thrown his weight behind Studiomakers, a new initiative which aims to help tackle the chronic shortage of affordable creative spaces in London. The initiative was launched last night by Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Second Home, the Mayor for London’s Cultural Team, Create and PLP Architecture in Antony Gormley’s studio in […]

22 January 2016

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Public Art By Moore, Hepworth and Gormley Receive Grade II Listing

Forty one works of post-war public art in England has been grade II listed by the government. The newly protected list also includes three works by Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth and a Henry Moore bronze, opposite Parliament in London. Heritage minister Tracey Crouch said: “Not only are they magnificent sculptures but they are also an important part of our […]

30 December 2015

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Antony Gormley Awarded New Percent For Art Commission By MIT

The Turner Prize winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has been awarded a new Percent-for-Art commission for MIT in Boston, USA. Gormley’s proposed work, a spiral sculpture composed of irregular polyhedra connecting the floor to the skylight in the staircase of Building 2, will be the latest of the artist’s large-scale, site-specific works. The work will play on the […]

11 December 2015

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Contemporary Art Society Launches New Acquisition Initiative For Regional Museums

A  new scheme launched by The Contemporary Art Society (CAS), aims to address the lack of important works of Contemporary Art in regional museums, across the UK. British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years are barely represented in most collections. The initiative was presented this morning at a breakfast held […]

24 October 2015

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Antony Gormley Unveils Art Historian E.H. Gombrich Blue Plaque

English Heritage has honoured the art historian responsible for The Story of Art, the most popular art history book ever published by unveiling a blue plaque on his former Hampsted home. I used to live a couple of doors down from the art historian E H Gombrich, so I was delighted this week that the sculptor […]

17 August 2015

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Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon To Be Displayed In Hong Kong

Antony Gormley’s signature statues that the artist perches atop of buildings are soon to be installed in Hong Kong this November, the South China Morning Post reports, more than a year after their display was cancelled after a trader for global bank J. P. Morgan jumped to his death from a building in the city. […]

13 May 2015

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Antony Gormley Unveils Land A New Commission By The Landmark Trust

The Landmark Trust have announced the public opening of LAND, a new collaboration with the British sculptor Antony Gormley, as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.  LAND was commissioned by the Landmark Trust and comprises five life-size standing sculptures by Antony Gormley cast in iron and installed at five spectacular Landmark sites personally selected by the artist. Each sculpture […]

26 February 2015

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Antony Gormley: Body and Space Major New Paris Exhibition For March

Fancy grabbing Eurostar to a major exhibition of sculptures by Antony Gormley?  From 1 March the vast halls of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris hosts a new show of the Turner Prize winner’s works. The exhibition continues the artist’s investigation of body and space, interrogating the body as place and architecture as the primary conditioner […]

2 February 2015

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Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

22 August 2014

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Antony Gormley Backs Campaign to Save Barbara Hepworth Wolverhampton Sculpture

The Turner Prize winning sculptor Sir Antony Gormley has backed the Mander Hepworth campaign against Royal Bank of Scotland in the Wolverhampton public sculpture sell-off row. The artist has given his backing to the campaign to save the Barbara Hepworth sculpture Rock Form (Porthcurno), removed from the Mander Centre, Wolverhampton, by owners RBS and Delancey. […]

17 July 2014

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Art Everywhere Launches With The Grayson and Antony Show

Artists Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry, Art Fund director Stephen Reuchen and Innocent drinks co-founder Richard  Reed were all gathered at Waterloo station yesterday morning to celebrate the launch of Art Everywhere 2014. First launched in 2013, this edition is bigger and better, the project will last six weeks. Mounted all over the UK, displaying […]

10 June 2014

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Turner Prize Winner Antony Gormley Creates Inhabitable London Site-Specific Sculpture

The Turner prize winning artist Antony Gormley has created a new site-specific sculpture for a london hotel.  ‘Room’ is a giant crouching figure on the façade of London’s new Beaumont Hotel, the interior of which is a hotel suite, was unveiled at a press preview today in the presence of the artist. Antony Gormley said: “I […]

31 December 2013

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Antony Gormley Angel Of The North Sculptor Receives Knighthood

Arise Sir Antony Gormley! The Turner Prize winning Angel of the North sculptor has been awarded a Knighthood for services to the Arts, in the 2014 Queen’s New Years honours list. The 63 year old said he was “very humbled, but also delighted,” and accepted his honour as “a recognition” for the art form. An […]

24 October 2013

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Major Artists Auction Work For Freedom from Torture Charity

Artists Draw A Line Under Torture: has gathered together leading artists uniting to fundraise by selling their work at Freedom from Torture: The Art Auction. Edmund de Waal (Top Photo) is the latest big name to join top contemporary artists including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Paula Rego […]

17 September 2013

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Praemium Imperiale Prize Awarded To Gormley, Chipperfield And Pistoletto

The Turner Prize winning Sculptor Antony Gormley, British architect Sir David Chipperfield and painter Michelangelo Pistoletto are amung the recipients of this year’s Praemium Imperiale Honour, awarded by The Japan Art Association. They each receive £95,000 in prize money. The awards were launched 25 years ago to reward five artists for their international impact in […]

16 June 2013

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Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North Sculpture Turns Fifteen

Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North, which is one of the most popular British public art commissions in history, turns 15 this week. Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it […]

24 November 2012

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Gormley’s Angel Of The North Warms-Up With 50 Foot Scarf

  Guerilla knitters have placed a 50 foot scarf around the Angel of the North. Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North was kitted out with a multicoloured woollen creation fired over the 20 metre sculpture using a bow and arrow before knitters clambered up using rigging to wind the scarf around the sculpture’s body. The […]

12 September 2012

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Damien Hirst Donates Spin Art AK-47 Rifle To Peace Auction

Some of the best known names in British Contemporary Art, including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Jeremy Deller, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Gavin Turk, Stuart Semple, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood  are uniting for Peace One Day, to react against the horror of violence globally, with ‘AKA Peace’. Creating brand new works for a blockbuster […]

10 August 2012

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Antony Gormley Still Being Welcomed In Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro has welcomed ‘Still Being’, the latest Antony Gormley exhibition which includes four major installations alongside a number of other works and models. “Event Horizon”, most recently seen in New York City in 2010 and comprising 31 life-size body forms of the artist cast in iron and fibreglass will be installed across the […]

31 May 2012

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Ivor Braka’s Sculpture Garden Revealed In Dispute

Ivor Braka, the millionaire art dealer, who has recently been involved in the sale of works by Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon, has taken guerilla gardening to another level by installing several sculptures in a garden behind his Victorian house in Knightsbridge. The sculptures are works created by Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin. Both pieces […]

22 May 2012

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Antony Gormley Plans Foundation And Sculpture Park For Norfolk

Turner Prize winning Sculptor Antony Gormley has let slip his intentions to build an art foundation on his Norfolk property. The 1000 acre estate known as West Acre High House, will be a permanent sculpture park and educational facility, honouring his life and work. Construction is presently under way to build studios on the property  […]

13 May 2012

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Antony Gormley Stops The Traffic In Sao Paulo

Turner Prize winning artist Antony Gormley, 61, has created a buzz in Sao Paulo where tabloid headlines have been dominating the media in the run-up to the opening of two simultaneous exhibitions of his work. ‘The Still Being’ is located in the CCBB and ‘Facts and Systems’ is in a pop up White Cube gallery […]

7 May 2012

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Banksy Tops Poll As Most Iconic British Artist

The Banksy stencil painting of kissing policemen, first executed on a Brighton pub wall, has been selected as the most iconic British work of art in a poll of 1,000 artists.  The “Exit Through The Gift Shop” graffiti artist’s work tops a list dominated by modern and contemporary British works selected by the UK artists […]

1 May 2012

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Damien Hirst & Antony Gormley To Headline Frieze New York

Frieze New York is only days away. And finally we are to get a glimpse of what this inaugural event holds in store, including details of the booths of big hitters. This inaugural event will take place between the 4–7 May 2012 on Randall’s Island, Manhattan, and promises ‘the most forward-thinking galleries from around the […]