HARLOW OPEN 2023

HARLOW OPEN 2023

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Harlow Open. Our first Open since 2020. The Open Exhibition 2023 at the Gibberd Gallery can be entered by any artist who was born, studied, currently resides or is working in Harlow, Uttlesford, East Herts, Epping and...

Pram Town Revisited

Pram Town Revisited

Image Credit: Photograph byJohn McCann - Source Harlow Museum and Walled Garden Pram Town Revisited 05 November - 03 December 2022, Free admission Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm Sundays, closed ‘Pram Town Revisited’ is the first solo exhibition for award...

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town | Members Area

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town | Members Area

Newsletter 2021: We are delighted to announce the return of the Friends annual newsletter, featuring a range of articles including: Sculptor Focus Artistic Director's review Exhibition and unveiling review Sculptor Interview  Volunteer's perspective Download a PDF of...

The Gibberd Gallery is reopening

The Gibberd Gallery is reopening

  The Gibberd Gallery is Harlow Sculpture Town's dedicated indoor exhibition space. In the Gallery you can explore the current sculpture exhibition (see below), the permanent Sir Frederick Gibberd Watercolour collection, and shop a small collection of postcards,...

Harlow Sculpture Town at Pemberley Academy

Harlow Sculpture Town at Pemberley Academy

  Students and Staff at Pemberley Academy have been learning about Harlow's cultural identity and its sculpture collection. Following their adoption of 'Trigon' in 2019 (when Harlow Art Trust celebrated Harlow becoming the world's first sculpture town), they have...

Harlow Sculpture Town’s Newest Sculpture unveiled

Harlow Sculpture Town’s Newest Sculpture unveiled

  Harlow Art Trust, custodians of Harlow Sculpture Town, announced in early September that a new sculpture by the artist David Murphy, is to be unveiled in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Little Parndon, Harlow. Day starts with morning will be 104th in the town’s...

Artist’s blog | Meriel Clarke

Artist’s blog | Meriel Clarke

Meriel Clarke, Sculpture Town Artist In Residence 19-20, was asked to identify a sculpture from Harlow's collection that she particularly enjoyed visiting during her year working in Harlow. Find the sculpture on our digital map here. "Early in my residency, I was...

Exhibition: A Slip Between, the Glass and the Lip

Exhibition: A Slip Between, the Glass and the Lip

    Meriel Clarke, Sculpture Town Artist in Residence 2019/20 'A Slip Between the Glass and the Lip' | 11th September - 23rd October 2021  Drop in to the free opening preview event at the Gibberd Gallery from 1-4pm on Sat 11th September. Speeches and prize-giving...

Impressions of Harlow by Meriel Clarke

Impressions of Harlow by Meriel Clarke

In this short blog post, Sculpture Town Artist in Residence Meriel Clarke recalls her first impressions of Harlow and how its architecture and design informs her new exhibition at the Gibberd Gallery, A Slip Between, the Glass and the Lip. On occasion, I experience...

Sculpture Walks in September

Sculpture Walks in September

  Following the success of our summer walks programme, you can now book for a special series of walks introducing the sculptures in the walled gardens at Harlow Museum. As part of the 2021 Heritage Open Days programme, these free guided walks will take place on...

Bright Eyes by Eva Rothschild comes to Harlow

Bright Eyes by Eva Rothschild comes to Harlow

  Harlow, Essex: Harlow Art Trust today announced that Bright Eyes, a sculpture by leading female artist Eva Rothschild, is now on view at Glebelands, Harlow until March 2022. The 10-foot-tall sculpture was safely installed yesterday by specialist art technicians....

Sculpture walks in the summer

Sculpture walks in the summer

  BOOKINGS OPEN NOW! Join us this summer for a relaxed walking tour led by an expert guide from the Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town. Your guide will introduce you to Harlow’s exceptional sculpture collection, taking in works by some of the greatest artists of the...

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Town After a pause in activities during 2020, The Friends are delighted to welcome back members and plan their 2021/22 programme. Sculpture walks, a Summer get-together for members, fundraising days and other sculpture related events are...

Contrapuntal Forms goes on loan to Hepworth Wakefield

Contrapuntal Forms goes on loan to Hepworth Wakefield

  Harlow, Essex, 11th May 2021: Harlow Art Trust today announced Barbara Hepworth’s Contrapuntal Forms sculpture will be included in the most expansive exhibition of the artist’s work in more than 45 years. Barbara Hepworth is considered one of the most important...

Wild Water Gardens Sculpture Trail available now

Wild Water Gardens Sculpture Trail available now

  Wild Water Gardens Sculpture Trail for families We are excited to present a brand new sculpture trail in partnership with Water Gardens shopping centre, Harlow, where kids of all ages will be able to explore the plants, animals and sculptures you can find in the...

Welcome to Harlow Sculpture Town

Welcome to Harlow Sculpture Town

In 1953 Harlow Art Trust set out with a mission to beautify the post-war New Town of Harlow by commissioning, purchasing and siting sculpture across its public spaces. Its founding members believed that public art should be more than mere decoration: it should be part...

Calling all young artists!

Calling all young artists!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! __ Our Sculpture Town Artist In Residence, Meriel Clarke @clarkemeriel, created an at home activity kit for under-18's inspired by the 1960s Mail Art movement at the beginning of lockdown, to take the place of workshops that she had to cancel...

Tradesperson required

Tradesperson required

Harlow Art Trust are looking for a reliable and dedicated handyman/woman to mount new signage to their collection of 80+ sculptures across Harlow. Update: This position has now been filled. Applicants must be precise and careful workers with an attention to detail,...

Harlow Sculpture Town maps and new signage

Harlow Sculpture Town maps and new signage

Updated May 19th, July 20th, August 11th 2021We have begun installing new signs on the Harlow Sculpture Town collection. You can read a short piece by Your Harlow about the project, by clicking here.Here is a list of places in Harlow where you can pick up our map...

Live mould-making and casting workshop

Live mould-making and casting workshop

  On March 24th at 2pm, Romane Courdacher (Sculpture Town Artist in Residence), will be doing a live demonstration of DIY mould making and plaster casting for teachers and tutors who can follow the session and use it as an art class for their own learners (the...

Easter holiday activities!

Easter holiday activities!

  'Harlow Let's Create' Activity journal  Download your journal here, including a creative sculpture walk, and more activities to take part in indoors and outdoors. Produced by Harlow Council and Harlow Cultural Leaders Group, to provide children and young people in...

International Sculpture Day April 2021

International Sculpture Day April 2021

  Kate Harding, Artistic Director of Harlow Art Trust was interviewed on BBC Radio Essex for their regular Essex Quest programme. You can hear the interview here (approximately 50 minutes in the recording, available until 9th May 2021). Camille Yvert, former Sculpture...

Director’s blog: spotlight on the Royal College of Art

Director’s blog: spotlight on the Royal College of Art

Kate Harding, Artistic Director, Harlow Art Trust Each year, we award a graduating student from the Royal College of Art (RCA) a year-long residency, to nurture and inspire new talent in and through Harlow. The Sculpture Town Artist in Residence gets a studio,...

Summer 2020 | Press

Summer 2020 | Press

We launched our new website and digital map at the beginning of June 2020, just as the country was beginning to ease it's way slowly out of Covid-19 lockdown. Kate Harding talked to Discover Harlow about why Harlow Sculpture Town has come into it's own during a global...

Social Distancing in Harlow Sculpture Town

Social Distancing in Harlow Sculpture Town

Harlow’s sculpture collection is a result of the Second World War: the last truly global crisis in modern memory. At the outset, it was an imaginative and ambitious attempt to rebuild communities. The sculptures were a way to create public spaces people would enjoy...

Screened Off 1: A Remote Encounter With Sculpture

Screened Off 1: A Remote Encounter With Sculpture

By Meriel Clarke Meriel Clarke is the 2019/20 Sculpture Town Artist in Residence (STAIR). STAIR is an annual residency programme delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Art and Pearson Education Publishing. In March, Meriel left her studio in Harlow to lock...

Reflections on Harlow Sculpture Town

Reflections on Harlow Sculpture Town

By Shobha Edgell (Sculpture Guardian) I have lived in Hertford for over 35 years and would never have dreamt of going to Harlow to look around. I ignored the “Sculpture Town” signs. My visits were confined to the Latton Bush Centre for meetings of the former East...

Screened Off 2: Water Garden

Screened Off 2: Water Garden

By Meriel Clarke (Sculpture Town Artist In Residence) Download the ARTIST'S EDITION here: Water Garden, Meriel Clarke It has been a month since I last visited Harlow. Exploring the Water Gardens virtually I feel a comfortable familiarity, viewing artwork I often...