Talk / Presentation
In the mid 1960s, after establishing his artistic career as a painter, Ernst Eisenmayer turned to sculpture. This presentation will focus on his public art commissions in the UK, Slovenia and Kyoto. These include the over lifesize welded steel 'Child and Pupil' for Southlands College, now on display at Roehampton University, London; the 12-foot bronze reclining 'Family Group' situated outside of the Carlton Forum Leisure Centre; the ‘Horizon’ sculpture commissioned by tobacco company John Player in 1972 and in situ in Nottingham; and his ground-breaking Expo'70 sculpture commissioned for the British Pavilion in Osaka.
The event accompanies the exhibition Ernst Eisenmayer: Art Beyond Exile
The exhibition will travel to the Sayle Gallery, Douglas, Isle of Man where it will be on view from 6 April - 10 May 2012
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