• This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. Barnsley Museums would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity. Image: Family Group, 1945 Henry Moore, object number 98, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia. ©The Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence Exhibition & Associated Events

17th January 2023

The much anticipated, major touring exhibition of work by Henry Moore, on loan from the Sainsbury Centre, will open at the Cooper Gallery on 28th January.  

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence – spans Henry Moore’s career, from early life drawings and carvings to iconic drawings and late prints and demonstrates the multiple facets of Moore’s practice. A range of connected objects will illuminate Moore’s work in a new way, demonstrating how disparate cultures and contexts informed him. Other related objects from The Cooper Gallery Collection will also sit alongside the display.

There will also be a programme of events running alongside the exhibition.

Henry Moore’s Art from Life Presented by Tania Moore

27th January 2023 11.30 am in the Cooper Gallery

Henry Moore developed a distinct style that was uniquely his own. However, he came to this visual language through the intense study of art from across history and global cultures. He was also profoundly inspired by looking closely at nature, whether that be the human body, animal bones or flint.

This 35-minute talk by the exhibition’s curator will consider the processes and inspirations that informed the works in Henry Moore: Threads of Influence.

Tania Moore is the Joyce and Michael Morris Chief Curator at the Sainsbury Centre. Her publications include Rhythm and Geometry: Constructivist Art in Britain since 1951 (2021) and Henry Moore: Friendships and Legacies (2020), and she has contributed chapters to Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things (2019), Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals (2018) and Becoming Henry Moore (2017). In 2019 she received a New Collecting Award from the Art Fund to acquire sculptors’ drawings by contemporary women and non-binary artists for the Sainsbury Centre.

Suggested Donation: £3 (pay at the event or text £3 text MOORE to 70085)

More of Moore

2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May and 1st June 2023 

1pm-2pm in the Sadler Room at The Cooper Gallery

Over the years, the BBC has charted the long and distinguished career of Henry Moore, one of Britain’s most renowned sculptors. In this collection of rarely seen interviews and documentaries, Moore himself talks about the ideas that inform his work and demonstrates his techniques and materials. Meanwhile, those who knew him recall the man behind the art.

This collection was created to complement the Henry Moore retrospective at Tate Britain and has been made possible by collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation. Some of the artwork in these programmes is being shown by courtesy of the Henry Moore Family Collection.

FREE. Everyone welcome

Amazing Animals

17th February 2023

Go wild at this animal printing workshop! Be inspired by artist Henry Moore’s beautiful animal drawings and create your own perfect print in this fun, hands-on session

Free, drop-in during Cooper Gallery opening times

 Age 7+

10am – 12 noon and 1pm- 3pm

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence Exhibition & Associated Events