Anthony Gormley Angel Of The North: We are enthralled by gigantic statues. The ancient Greeks referred to them as kolossoi.
1 September 2021
I’ve always had a huge respect for the work of Don McCullin, and it was, therefore, a pleasure to see an article by him
The Twentieth Century Society is ‘dismayed’ following an application to list Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North was turned down by Historic England.
Last Sunday, the Times carried not one but two pieces by Waldemar Januszczak, its resident art critic, who is certainly one of the best in that slightly esoteric line of business. The first Kehinde Wiley the second on Antony Gormley.
The big new Thames & Hudson book Shaping the World, by Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford, turns out to be a good deal better than the truly appalling plug for it recently published in The Sunday Times’ Culture Magazines, but it still exhibits a few problems.
Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement led with a piece about Tracey Emin
27 April 2020
The Line was Established in 2015, as London’s first dedicated public art walk. Following the Line of the Greenwich Meridian between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2.
What better way to launch a global art event than to have a K-Pop band (BTS), Hans Ulrich Obrist and a host of first-rate artists including Sir Antony Gormley officiate.
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 […]