Earth Sky: Richard Long at Houghton




Houghton Hall hosts a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long.

Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art, part of a generation of distinguished British artists who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and method. Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature, developed during solitary walks.

Long’s new pieces in the grounds of Houghton Hall use a variety of materials, including local carr stone, flint from East Anglia, trees from the Estate and Cornish slate, and accompany the permanent Long sculpture, Full Moon Circle, which was commissioned for Houghton in 2003. There are mud paintings in the colonnades and smaller-scale works in gallery spaces, as well as historic material relating to the artist’s career. The exhibition will be curated by Lorcan O’Neill, in association with the artist, and will be accompanied by a specially-produced catalogue.

Duration 30 April 2017 - 26 October 2017
Times WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS ONLY. Gates Open at 11am. Last Admission 4pm (one hour before closure). House Opens at 12noon (last admission to the House is 3.30pm).
Cost House, Gardens & Grounds & Richard Long Exhibition – £18 per adult.
Venue Houghton Hall
Address King’s Lynn Norfolk PE31 6UE, ,
Contact +44 (0) 1485 528569 / info@houghtonhall.com / https://www.houghtonhall.com

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