Mary Moore set up the Henry Moore Trust in 1972 and she is pivotal in safeguarding her father’s legacy. Along with her mother Irina Moore, Mary was one of the founding Trustees of The Henry Moore Foundation which in 1977 was set up to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts, and in particular the works of Henry Moore. Peter Murray is the founding and Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, attracting over 350,000 visitors a year. YSP showcases one of the largest displays of open-air bronzes by Henry Moore in Europe. Born in the nearby Yorkshire town of Castleford, Moore often referred to the influence of the West Yorkshire landscape on his development as a young artist and visited YSP in the 1970s, when he expressed a strong interest in siting his work in the Country Park.
Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the evening talks. Wine and juice are available to purchase at evening talks.
Fri 17 March 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£12 (incl. one free glass of wine or juice)
The associated exhibition ‘Henry Moore: A Natural History’ will be open from 6.30pm and the talk will run from 7.00pm – approximately 8.00pm.
Proceeds from this talk will go to The Lightbox which is a registered charity (no. 1073543). As a charity we rely on fundraising and donations to help support us so that we can continue to provide our extensive exhibitions, workshops, talks and events programme and run free community projects with local groups who would not usually have access to arts services.
Image: Peter Murrey CBE, courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Marc Atkins
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