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Harlow Public Sculpture

Harlow New Town is noted for its collection of public sculpture, which numbers around 84 pieces, and was incorporated into Sir Frederick Gibberd’s original designs for the town. It has been added to and maintained over the years by the Harlow Art Trust and sculptures can be found throughout the town, with many of note around the Civic Centre and in the Gibberd Garden.

Artists include Henry Moore, Malcolm Woodward, Fred Watson, Auguste Rodin, Elisabeth Frink, Ekkehard Altenburger, Lynn Chadwick, Antanas Brazdys’s stainless steel Solo Flight and Barbara Hepworth’s Contrapuntal Forms, the latter originally commissioned for the South Bank exhibition of the 1951 Festival of Britain.  

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Download a PDF map of the walking tour here

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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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