Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition

Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 09 January
Djanogly Gallery


Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays

Admission free, no booking required

Breaking the Mould  is the first major survey of post-war British sculpture by women. Spanning more than seventy years and exploring the work of fifty sculptors, the exhibition provides a redress to the many accounts of British sculpture that have marginalised women or airbrushed their work out of art history altogether. 

All of the works have been selected from the Arts Council Collection, which holds more than 250 sculptures by over 150 women. Many of the represented artists have challenged ingrained notions of sculpture as a ‘male occupation’ by embracing new materials, subjects and approaches. Others have avoided institutional bias by producing work for alternative spaces or the public domain. The exhibition is part of the Arts Council Collection’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

...a zesty and defiant little show. The space practically bristles with wit and possibility." ★★★★ The Telegraph

L-R: Icon, 1957 by Barbara Hepworth; Eriabo Part of Audience and Iriabo and Child Part of Audience, 1986 by Sokari Douglas Camp; NUD CYCLADIC 7, 2010 by Sarah Lucas.