About Harlow Sculpture Collection
The Harlow Art Trust, a voluntary body established in the 1950s, acquired works by up-and-coming sculptors and assisted them by providing a permanent, public exhibition of their works.
A collection of sculptures of national significance are sited throughout the town. In the main squares and precincts, in numerous public buildings and at several schools, sculptures by artists, both famous and lesser known, are to be found. Henry Moore's Family Group looks out from the foyer of the Civic Centre onto the Water Gardens where Elisabeth Frink's Boar stands. Close by, in the town centre, are works by Ralph Brown, F.E.McWiliam and Lynn Chadwick.
Many Harlow people have watched and participated in the installation, unveiling and periodic re-siting of these works. Harlow's sculpture collection has become as much part of the social history and human geography of the town as its housing, public buildings and open spaces.
The Harlow Art Trust continues to commission and site sculpture in Harlow. The Trust has recently commissioned a major new work to be sited at Newhall to commemorate the life of Lady Patricia Gibberd.
With a fully illustrated Sculpture Trail Map and new
and existing sculpture right on the doorstep, you cannot miss the
opportunity to appreciate this exceptional collection.
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