Richard Long

30th April to 26th October 2017.

Turner-prize winner, 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.

Works specially created for the EARTH SKY exhibition 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. Mud paintings in the colonnades and smaller-scale works in gallery spaces, as well as historic material relate to the artist’s career. EARTH SKY curated by Lorcan O’Neill, in association with the artist, is accompanied by a specially-produced catalogue.

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