4 Nov 2017

Sean Henry - Man with Potential Selves

From Saturday Morning, 9:10 am on 4 November 2017

British artist Sean Henry graduated in ceramic sculpture from Bristol in 1987 and had his first exhibition in London in 1988, going on to have more than 30 solo shows during his career. Henry's public works include Walking Man in London's Holland Park (2000), Man With Potential Selves in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2003) and Walking Woman (2008). He completed the UK's first permanent offshore sculpture, Couple, in 2007 - a 13m high by 20m wide sculpture located 300m off the coast of Northumberland. More recent permanent installations include Standing Man in Stockholm (2010) and Seated Figure, a 3m high sculpture located in the North York Moors National Park (2017). In 2015 he was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London to create a painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web. Henry is in New Zealand this week to install a huge new sculpture at Sir Michael Hill's golf course, The Hills, in Arrowtown.