Ever since Snape Maltings Concert Hall was created in 1967 artists have exhibited and installed work throughout the site, notably pieces by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas.
Barbara Hepworth: Family of Man (1970)
The Family of Man is an unfinished sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, which was created in the early 70s and unfinished at the time of the artist’s death. The complete sculpture is actually made up of 9 individual pieces. Two sets of the sculpture were cast; a complete set can be seen in the Yorkshire Sculture Park, the remaining set being broken up into smaller groups. One of these smaller groupings is in Wakefield, the other is here at Snape Maltings on permanent loan from the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Henry Moore: Reclining Figure (Bunched) (1961/69)
Thanks to the generosity of the Henry Moore Foundation, Snape Maltings has been loaned another member of Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure family of sculptures.
Alison Wilding: Migrant (2003)
Sunk into the ditch, Migrant comprises two identical lozenge forms, approximately three meters in length. Fabricated in bronze with black patina, they are built like ships with bronze rivets and are supported on keels which lift them to the tops of the reeds.