Breaking the Mould

Sculpture by Women since 1945

Reprinted in early 2022 for the rescheduled UK tour.

Breaking the Mould: Sculptures by Women since 1945 is the first publication to focus on women sculptors in Britain from the post-war period to today: their art, their influences, and their interaction with the art-world structures that surround them.

Presenting multiple voices and perspectives, the book includes an essay by curator Natalie Rudd, alongside complementary texts from artists, writers and curators presenting fresh critical thinking on the subject and will illustrate the work of over 40 artists. The book also features a timeline, highlighting key events and developments over the last 75 years.

Artists featured include: Phyllida Barlow, Rana Begum, Helen Chadwick, Lygia Clark, Elisabeth Frink, Anya Gallaccio, Mona Hatoum, Barbara Hepworth, Shirazeh Houshiary, Mary Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Sarah Lucas, Cathy de Monchaux, Cornelia Parker, Kathy Prendergast, Rebecca Warren, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding.

Accompanies the UK touring exhibition starting at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 29 May – 5 September 2021 and travelling to Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, 18 September 2021 – 9 January 2022; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth and The Box, Plymouth, 28 March – 5 June 2022; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 2 July – 2 October 2022; and The New Art Gallery Walsall, October 2022 – March 2023.

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