Currently on display along Exhibition Road in Kensington are a series of works by celebrated British sculptor Tony Cragg.
You’ll find five of these sculptures out on the street, while another six can be seen in the foyers of the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. They’re beautiful pieces – some bold and striking while others have a real warmth about them. In particular I was struck by the mirrored sculpture about halfway along the road which stands at over 5 metres tall.
Tony Cragg’s Exhibition Road sculptures are the result of a collaboration between the Exhibition Road Cultural Group (the organisation that represents the philanthropic aims of the major institutions in the area) and the Cass Sculpture Foundation, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Established in 1992 by Wilfred and Jeannette Cass, the Foundation exists to fund new sculpture from new and emerging artists as well as the established greats. In addition to this new exhibition, the Foundation is also commissioning new work to go on display at their ‘sculpture park’ which you’ll find at Goodwood in West Sussex.
You can see a few more images of the outdoor works on Exhibition Road in the gallery here.