Friday 11 October 2019
Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy
Private viewing and tour
From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world.
Join us for breakfast and a private guided tour of this exhibition which will bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s – some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work – as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.
Throughout a series of experiential installations, the exhibition will invite visitors to slow down and become aware of their own bodies. Highlights include Clearing VII, an immersive ‘drawing in space’ made from kilometres of coiled, flexible metal which visitors find their own path through, and Lost Horizon I, 24 life-size cast iron figures set at different orientations on the walls, floor and ceiling – challenging our perception of which way is up.