Lygia Clark and Veronica Ryan are included in ‘Breaking the Mould’, the first survey of post-war British sculpture by women. This landmark exhibition provides a radical recalibration, addressing the many accounts of British sculpture that have marginalised women or airbrushed their work from art history altogether.
The exhibition surveys 75 years and explores the work of over forty sculptors. All of the works have been selected from the Arts Council Collection, which holds more than 250 sculptures by over 150 women. The exhibition features a number of sculptures on public display for the first time since they were purchased for the nation.
After the first presentation at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in Spring 2021, ‘Breaking the Mould’ will tour to Djanogly Art Gallery Nottingham Lakeside Arts, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth, Ferens Art Gallery Hull and New Art Gallery Walsall.