The Brexit Party has appropriated an image of Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North in a party political broadcast. This is a clear misuse of an image that was created as a symbol of hope. The Angel of the North was created to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears – Antony […]
19 September 2019
The Antony Gormley solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts opens on 21 September. It’s a solo show rather than a retrospective but covers work from the 1970s to the present day. The exhibition fills all thirteen rooms of the Royal Academy’s Main Galleries bringing together both existing and specially conceived new works.
In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the most significant in the UK for over a decade.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]