Dealers' Vaults: 20th Century Sculpture

In the cellars, lock-ups and backrooms of art dealers across the country are artistic treasures rarely seen by the general public. Some of the biggest names of British art have been selected from these 'Dealers' Vaults” to present a survey exhibition of experimentation and development in 20th century sculpture. The human body features strongly in the exhibition, from the terracotta reclining nude of Frank Dobson through to the twisted and scarred figures created in the aftermath of the Second World War. A tender plaster by Dora Gordine sits alongside Eduardo Paolozzi's Robot, created from discarded machine bits and found objects. In addition to telling the story of 20th century British sculpture, the exhibition invites a glimpse into the world of commercial galleries, with works on temporary loan from some of the longest established and most distinguished galleries alongside smaller private art dealers.