EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton

Running until 26th October 2017, Houghton Hall is host to a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays ONLY.

Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art, part of a generation of distinguished British artists who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and method. Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature, developed during solitary walks.

Long’s new pieces use a variety of materials, including local carr stone, flint from Castle Acre, trees from the Estate and Cornish slate, and accompany the permanent Long sculpture, Full Moon Circle, which was commissioned for Houghton in 2003. There are mud paintings in the colonnades and smaller-scale works in gallery spaces, as well as historic material relating to the artist’s career. The exhibition has been curated by Lorcan O’Neill, in association with the artist, and is accompanied by a specially-produced catalogue.

The show, EARTH SKY, Richard Long at Houghton is the largest show since his retrospective at the Tate in 2009, and is a unique opportunity to see new site-specific works set within the historic landscape and gardens of Houghton and inside the Hall itself.

Whilst it is NOT essential to book tickets to see the Richard Long Exhibition EARTH SKY – if you wish to do so please book you may do so online by Midnight the night before arrival and you will benefit from a 10% discount.

Book online here.  Please use promotional code BBBB to receive 10 % discount on Standard Tickets

Click here to see a film of Richard Long making his work here at Houghton. This film was made by students at The Norwich University of the Arts.

Houghton Hall would like to thank all Sponsors and Supporters of EARTH SKY