Sculptural Forms: A Century of Experiment

This exhibition (until September 2014) explores some of the imaginative ways in which the sculptural form has been re-invented from just before World War One to the present day.   It does so by combining sculpture with two-dimensional works of art and designed objects to create some unexpected but visually stunning juxtapositions.   Sculptural Forms is mainly drawn from the gallery's own collection and those of two of its partners: Whitworth Art Gallery and the Arts Council Collection.

One of the three galleries housing the exhibition

Mother and Child - Henry Moore (1925). Hornton stone: purchased by Manchester Art Gallery in 1939 for 40.

As above.

Blotter Figures: Standing Still - Juan Munoz (1999)

Young Man Standing - Leonard McComb. Finished in 1977, but based on an original model cast in plaster in 1963

Head - Frederick Edward McWilliam (1939)

Sphere with Inner Form - Barbara Hepworth (1963). Bronze cast as an edition of 7

Willy - Sarah Lucas. Plastic, tobaccco, paper & glue - she gave up smoking in 2000

Axis - Bryan Kneale (1969)

Crow - Bill Woodrow (1981) made from an umbrella

Beast - Lynn Chadwick

Michael Craig-Martin - Inhale (yellow) (2002)