Fine Art

Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Peter Murray, delivers talk on Anthony Caro's sculpture, Sea Music

BA (Hons) Fine Art Student / Staff / Guest speaker Fine Art / Course news – Published 17th Nov 17

Peter Murray, Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, delivered a talk to Fine Art students yesterday on the life and work of Anthony Caro and his sculpture, Sea Music.

This follows a series of talks sponsored by the Henry Moore Foundation, relating to Caro’s Poole Quay based sculpture, Sea Music. Sea Music is considered an important sculpture created by one of Britain’s greatest sculptors, and is the only site-specific public sculpture by the artist in the UK. The piece responds to the waves of boat sails and echoes the sound of the sea.

Peter Murray introduced the ‘art without walls’ concept to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Estate back in 1977, opening the landscape up to interpretation and providing artists with the opportunity to explore sculptural issues in the open-air. He worked with Anthony Caro throughout his career.

Two further events responding to Sea Music take place in Poole, on Wednesday 22nd November:

Lecture Caro and the Sea Music Commission: Alistair Sooke, BBC TV presenter and Telegraph Art Critic, in conversation with Pat Cunningham, studio manager for Anthony Caro. This event takes place at Poole Guildhall. Book here.

Transmission: an interactive light, dance and sound performance by BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader, Richard Waring, and artist Sian Hutchings responding to Sea Music takes place at 5pm by the sculpture.