Arts in Harlow
|Harlow Art Trust|
|Arts in Harlow|
Harlow Art Trust was founded in 1953 and is one of Britain's leading regional arts organisations.
Over the past fifty years the Trust has built up a remarkable collection of sculpture by some of the foremost names in modern and contemporary art which attracts visitors to Harlow from all over the world. To walk around the centre of Harlow is to experience a large-scale open-air art museum in which can be seen work by Auguste Rodin, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ralph Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Lee Grandjean, Elizabeth Frink amongst many others.
The Trust continues to purchase and commission new sculpture and other works of art from new and established artists, and whenever possible sites these in publicly-accessible areas of Harlow for everyone to enjoy. In 2011 the Trust expanded its activities by taking on the running of The Gibberd Gallery, a fine venue in the Town Centre which is home to Frederick Gibberd’s gift of watercolours and which hosts a programme of regularly changing exhibitions.