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Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Time 10:00
Date 21/09/19
Price £18

Known for his sculptures, installations & artworks that examine the link of the human body to space, Gormley takes over the RA with a series of works that test the scale & light of RA's architecture.

Saturday 21 September - Tuesday  03 December.

Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for our galleries, the Royal Academy of Art present his most ambitious exhibition in more than ten years.

The exhibition will explore Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. The RA will also bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.

Throughout a series of experiential installations, some brand-new, some remade for the RA’s galleries, you are invited to slow down and become aware of your own bodies. Highlights include Clearing VII, an immersive ‘drawing in space’ made from kilometres of coiled, flexible metal which visitors find their own path through, and Lost Horizon I, 24 life-size cast iron figures set at different orientations on the walls, floor and ceiling – challenging our perception of which way is up.

Perhaps best-known for his 200-tonne Angel of the North installation near Gateshead, and his project involving 24,000 members of the public for Trafalgar Square’s the Fourth Plinth, Antony Gormley is one of the UK’s most celebrated sculptors.

Please note: if you are sensitive to enclosed spaces, one of the works may not be suitable for you to enter. Please ask a member of staff for the best route around. Some of the works contain water, sharp edges and materials that can transfer onto clothing.