Artist Clare Woods inspired by Harewood House

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Acclaimed contemporary artist Clare Woods has launched her new exhibition of ambitious new works inspired by the history and landscape of Harewood

The exhibition, which includes four large works, entitled The Seven Eggs, explores the relationship between people and nature, drawing from the landscape surrounding Harewood, and the medieval church at Harewood with its alabaster tombs, as her inspiration.

The location of Harewood as a choice for this unique exhibition reconfirms Woods’ affinity with Yorkshire; as the birthplace of two sculptors she particularly admires, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as a place that has an important and transformative effect on her work.

The works have been created on an industrial scale using the lithography print process.

Unable to find a printing press large enough Woods adapted her studio and used a road roller as a make shift press.

Using the lithography process meant that only one print was made of each, making them unique one-off pieces.

One of the major players in the contemporary art world, this is the first time these works by Clare Woods have been on display.

This exhibition follows major solo shows at The Hepworth Wakefield, Southampton City Art Gallery and Modern Art London with commissions including her large scale tiled walls for the Olympic Park.

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