Breaking the Mould exhibition

Anthea Alley: Breaking the Mould

Exhibition tour starts at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 29 May 2021 and ends at The New Art Gallery, Walsall on 6 April 2023

Anthea Alley is represented in Breaking the Mould, the first survey of post-war British sculpture by women. This major touring exhibition challenges the male-dominated narratives of post-war British sculpture by presenting a significant range of ambitious work by women, providing a radical recalibration, addressing the many accounts of British sculpture that have marginalised women or airbrushed their work from art history altogether.

The exhibition surveys 75 years and explores the work of over forty sculptors. All of the works have been selected from the Arts Council Collection, which currently holds more than 250 sculptures by over 150 women. The exhibition features a number of sculptures on public display for the first time since they were purchased for the nation.