Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office ArtSpace

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MATERIAL TRUTHS – Exploring the Substance of Sculpture

23rd March – 21st April

Work by 22 North of England and Scottish Members of the Royal Society of Sculptors

The materiality of a sculpture impacts on the viewer’s experience and engagement with its presence. The artist’s ideas, purpose, contextual backstory and expression are held in its form, its matter and the space it occupies. Materials and their different qualities will often determine the form and narrative of a work.

Truth to Materials was of fundamental importance to Henry Moore who stated “Every material has its own individual qualities. It is only when the sculptor works direct, when there is an active relationship with his material, that the material can take its part in the shaping of an idea”.

This exhibition by Northern and Scottish members of The Royal Society of Sculptors seeks to freely explore individual members’ material truths.


Exhibition Curators

Paul Bonomini (MRSS and LG)

Paul has been a practicing sculptor since 2012, after 30 years designing for the theatre and the commercial exhibition world. Paul has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. His work Deconstructed Cube Form I featured in the Time Space Existence exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2018 and more recently he presented Chaos, a large, suspended sound installation at the Old Parcels Office in Scarborough.

Sally Gorham

Following a 30-year career in NHS management, Sally graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017. She now combines being Chair of Scarborough Studios Ltd and the Old Parcels Office Artspace, occasionally finding time to pursue her own art practice.

Rob Moore

Rob Moore is a full-time professional artist and curator, a Director of Scarborough Studios Ltd and a Trustee of the Old Parcels Office Artspace. He was formerly Dean at Hull School of Art and Design.


The Royal Society of Sculptors

The Royal Society of Sculptors was founded more than one hundred years ago and its aims to champion both contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it remain true today.

The Society welcome everyone interested in exploring this art form and its many possibilities and enjoys leading the conversation about sculpture today through exhibitions and events for all. It is an artist-led membership organisation, supporting and connecting sculptors throughout their careers.



The Artists 

Dan Archer

Sally Barker

Johanna Bolton

Paul Bonomini

Mary Bourne

Gillian Brent

Clee Claire Lee

Sheena Devitt

Victoria Ferrand-Scott

Andrea Geile

Katie Hallam

Peter Hanmer

Thomas Hawson

Christopher Jarratt

Katie Langrish-Smith

Ailsa Magnus

Cheryl Papasian

Jenny Pope

Simon Raines

Lewes Robinson

Jennie Speirs-Grant

Sarah Villeneau