Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Sophie Ryder: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints

Saturday 19 November - Sunday 12 March, Various Times
Djanogly Gallery

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Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Admission free

British artist, Sophie Ryder, is renowned for her large-scale open-air sculptures of animals and mystical hybrid creatures. Among her cast of characters, the Ladyhare features often, either alone or paired with her male counterpart, the Minotaur. Best known for her works in twisted wire, the artist also sculpts in bronze, plaster, and marble.

Her solo exhibition filling all three spaces of the Djanogly Gallery offers a more intimate glimpse into Ryder’s studio practice including a selection of smaller-scale sculptures and maquettes, alongside drawings and prints of her favoured subjects. The installation Temple to the 200 Rabbits – guaranteed to be a sure-fire success with our youngest visitors – commands a gallery of its own.

Families can pick up an Arts Investigator pack from the Gallery Desk to learn more about the exhibition.

A series of pictures of Sophie Ryder's artwork. First is a drawing of a pair of feet, second is a bronze sculpture of a dog, third is a portrait drawing of a dog

Photos by Ellis Robinson
Nell's Feet,  2005. Wire drawing | Robber, 1988. Bronze Luigi Head with Foot, 2017. Charcoal on paper



Date Event  
Friday 25 December 2022

In Conversation with the Artist

See recording here or below
Thursday 26 January 2023

Guided Tour

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Thursday 23 February 2023 Guided Tour Find out more

Please be aware that due to roadworks on the A52 you will not be able to reach Lakeside via the West Entrance, please use the North or South entrance and allow extra time for your journey as congestion is likely. We highly recommend using the tram service.