EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton

From 30th April 2017, Houghton Hall hosts a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long.

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 in the grounds of Houghton Hall use a variety of materials, including local carr stone, flint from East Anglia, 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 will be 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 runs until 26th October 2017 (selected days). It is the largest show since Long’s retrospective at the Tate in 2009, and is a unique opportunity to see new site-specific works set within the historic landscape of Houghton, alongside permanent pieces by a range of contemporary artists, including James Turrell, Zhan Wang, Jeppe Hein, Stephen Cox, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallaccio and Phillip King.

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

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