The empty spaces of Barrington Court in Somerset will become populated by thousands, as Antony Gormley’s clay figures take over the ground floor.
British sculptor and Turner-Prize winner, Antony Gormley, best known for his monumental sculpture, 'Angel of the North', uses the human form to explore our relationship with the world. 'Field for the British Isles' is an installation made in collaboration with a community in Merseyside. 40,000 hand-sized terracotta figures were produced by old and young alike, the shape of each determined by the person making it.
The installation is an Arts Council Collection Exhibition from South Bank Centre and is one of five artworks on loan as part of the Trust New Art programme 2012.
Trust New Art is the National Trust’s art and craft programme taking place at selected historic houses, countryside and garden properties across England. It connects more people to National Trust places through contemporary art and craft. It has been supported by a three-year partnership with Arts Council England to build links between the National Trust and the contemporary arts and craft sector.
Barrington, near Ilminster, TA19 0NQ
Tel: +44 (0)1460 241938
28 April - 27 August 2012
Antony Gormley Field for the British Isles 1993 Terracotta
© the artist Courtesy White Cube