This website is the research archive of the Friends of Harlow Sculpture and Gibberd Gallery. This website will contain access to details of every sculpture, and the sculptor, that is publicly accessible in Harlow.
This site is intended to be a more easily navigated repository of the research, photographs, background notes and other reference material for the sculptures and their artists in the Harlow collection that was originally collated in 2017 for the ‘Friends of Harlow Sculpture and the Gibberd Gallery’ (FoHSGG) by Lin Hilton, for the purpose of study and giving information about the Town sculpture collection.
It is intended that this is a repository for researchers, tour guides, Sculpture Guardians, members of the Friends of Harlow Sculpture and the Harlow Arts Trust, rather than as a public facing web site, and so the focus in on content rather than presentation, but this may morph over time. It is hoped that Friends, and those with knowledge of, and an interest in, Harlow’s sculpture collection will contribute stories, information and images as comments to the articles and these will be periodically folded into the main content, so that this site is a constantly evolving and improving fount of knowledge of Harlow’s sculpture collection.
Readers are encouraged to visit and view the works wherever possible. See the Harlow Sculpture Map produced and published by Harlow Art Trust. This is available free at the Gibberd Gallery, updated and reprinted 2014. www.harlowarttrust.org.uk www.gibberdgallery.co.uk
For tours walking and cycling contact The Friends of Harlow Sculpture and the Gibberd Gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org
For the sculpture trails the Harlow Sculpture App can be downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play for android to your mobile phone to view the sculpture at your own pace.
For information about visiting the Gibberd House and Garden see www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk
On this site there are copies of the Friends Newsletters (from 2006 onward) which give a valuable documentation of events and additions to the collection.
Also included on this site is:
- The Gibberds
- Exhibitions and articles relating to the work in the Collection
Thanks to Lin Hilton for pulling all the information together for the research archive on which this website is based, Harlow Arts Trust, Elain Harwood from Historic England for extracts taken from her Bike guide to Harlow Sculpture 2016, John Graham of Harlow Art Trust and former partner in Gibberd’s Harlow Office, and Nick Bullions who wrote a lot of info for us about the Town for the tours.
Images in the archive may be subject to copyright. Thanks for images from Sue McDonald, Robin McCartney, Lin Hilton, Jon Clempner, Gibberd Gallery, Gibberd Garden, Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow Museum and contributors to the Facebook Group ‘Photos of Harlow Old and New’. Images of copyright by others are used on the basis of ‘fair use’, their inclusion is for information, education and analysis only and are shown because they show the subject of the articles.
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