Henry Moore in the Bretton Country Park

Three Piece Reclining Figure; Draped, 1975 Image 1 of 7
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Three Piece Reclining Figure; Draped, 1975 Image 2 of 7
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Oval with Points, 1968-70 Image 3 of 7
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Locking Piece, 1963 Image 4 of 7
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Large Upright Internal External Form, 1982 Image 5 of 7
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Hill Arches, 1973 Image 6 of 7
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View of Country Park Image 7 of 7
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This exhibition presented a rare opportunity to see a significant group of sculptures by Henry Moore in the Yorkshire landscape, a region resonant with Moore's early memories and a seminal influence.

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The element of surprise was key to the siting of this exhibition; Moore said that sculpture was like a journey 'providing different views as you return'. Each sculpture was given space so that the viewer experienced the dramatic changes in form that arise when seen from different angles and levels.

Bretton Country Park, originally the deer park within the 18th century estate of Bretton Hall, was designed in 1765 by Richard Woods, a follower of the landscape architect, Capability Brown. This was the first exhibition in Bretton Country Park which at the time was managed by Wakefield Countryside Service. Read more about the Park's heritage