Last Chance to See: Nigel Hall's sculptures at Churchill College Cambridge

By Culture24 Reporter | 29 May 2013

Exhibition preview: Nigel Hall RA at Churchill, Churchill College, Cambridge, until June 2 2013

A photo of various circular different coloured sculptures
© Nigel Hall / Churchill College, Cambridge
“Someone once said that painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity,” says curator Barry Phipps, discussing this exhibition of works by one of Britain’s most respected sculpture, coinciding with a new sculpture at the university’s Sidgwick site.

“In this way, through our collection and exhibitions, we strive to bring the best works of sculpture into conversation with our world-leading scientific researchers.

“Through Nigel’s sculptures, within the context of the University, we find an outstanding opportunity to talk.”

Those chats might focus on the variety of Hall’s craft. Bronze, steel, painted aluminium and MDF are his materials for works ranging from the intimate to the grand, preoccupied with space, balance and geometric forms.

A student who became a tutor at the Royal College of Art, Hall was Head of Sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art, with his creations now held everywhere from the Tate to the National Gallery of Australia.

Large, “lyrical” charcoal and gouache drawings accompany the display.

  • Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge. Open 9am-5pm. Admission free.

More pictures:

A photo of a large dark brown wooden sculpture on grass outside a glass building
© Nigel Hall / Churchill College, Cambridge
An image of a drawing of two orange and black curving lines
© Nigel Hall / Churchill College, Cambridge
An image of a hollow circular wooden sculpture
© Nigel Hall / Churchill College, Cambridge
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