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Kenneth Armitage 1916 – 2002 Centenary sculpture exhibition

October 21, 2016

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 27, 2016

Kenneth Armitage 1916 – 2002 Centenary sculpture exhibition | Events at The Victoria Art Gallery

This retrospective marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), who was Head of Sculpture at Bath Academy of Art. On moving to the area he aspired to carve in Bath stone, however on seeing Brunel’s engineering achievements he decided to work in metal.

He became one of the new generation of sculptors whose work responded to the anxieties of the arms race and the Cold War; at the 1952 Venice Biennale they were famously dubbed the ‘Geometry of Fear’ school. But Armitage never lost his sense of wonder at living things and their underlying structures, as is evident from the bronzes, plaster maquettes and drawings in this exhibition.

Lunchtime exhibition tours

Every Thursday, 15 September to 10 November inclusive, 12.30-13.00. Free to Discovery Card holders and with exhibition ticket.


October 21, 2016
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Victoria Art Gallery
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