Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road

Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road, IMG Cred: Chris Osburn

A new major exhibition of new outdoor sculptures created by the British artist, Tony Cragg, for the London 2012 Festival has been revealed at the “cultural heartland” of London's Exhibition Road. The monumental works went on display August 25th and will remain on view until the 25th of November 2012. The Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road exhibition is the first of its kind for the recently pedestrianized section of the museum-lined street.

There are five major new outdoor sculptures placed along Exhibition Road and another six sculptures that have gone on display inside the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Ranging up to 18-feet in scale, the works might best be described as “organic and fluid” and demonstrate the artist's pioneering and ambitious sculptural techniques across a variety of materials including bronze, stone, cast iron, steel and wood.

Born in Liverpool in 1949, Tony Cragg, is widely considered to be among Britain's most internationally acclaimed sculptors. He studied at the Royal College of Art and worked in a studio at the rear of Exhibition Road's Science Museum during the mid-70s. His practice has been directly influenced by the museum collections he found around him during this period and this presentation of his work sees some of his most iconic sculptures placed alongside the artefacts and objects that inspired him.


The sculptures created for this free exhibition are presented by the Cass Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 1992 by Wilfred and Jeannette Cass and dedicated to commissioning new sculpture from emerging and established artists. This year is the foundation's 20thanniversary. The Tony Cragg pieces on Exhibition Road represent one of a new of celebratory initiatives throughout the UK.


A free app to serves as a guide for exploring Cragg's sculptures in depth is in the works. With it, audiences will be able to choose between an interactive quiz trail or an information-led guide. The trail will provide two levels for users to choose from, including “Fun & Fast” for families with children to “In-depth & Immersive” for students and art lovers. The app will be available to download from iTunes, the Cass Foundation website or by scanning the QR code at any of the sculptures along the road.


Exhibition Road is located near South Kensington Underground Station. For more information about Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road visit exhibitionroad.com.


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