'Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road' - a major exhibition of new
outdoor sculptures created by the British artist Tony Cragg for the
London 2012 Festival
Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road
25 August - 25 November 2012 at Exhibition Road, London, SW7
Cass Sculpture Foundation is delighted to present Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road, the first exhibition of
sculpture along the newly pedestrianised section of Exhibition Road. From 25 August 2012, works will go on
display by Tony Cragg, one of the most influential British sculptors. Five major new outdoor sculptures will take
over Exhibition Road and six indoor works go on display at the V&A, the Science Museum and the Natural
History Museum. Ranging up to 5.5m in scale, the works will demonstrate Cragg's pioneering and ambitious
sculptural techniques across a range of materials including bronze, stone, cast iron, steel and wood.
Tony Cragg studied at the Royal College of Art and worked in a studio at the rear of the Science Museum from
1973-‐77. Cragg's practice has been directly influenced by the museum collections he found around him during
this period and this presentation of his work will see some of his most iconic sculptures placed alongside the
artefacts and objects that inspired their creation.
Exhibition Road is linked to the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, conceived by Prince Albert and Henry Cole
as an international showcase of modern industrial design and technology. The profits generated by admission
to the Great Exhibition helped to found major institutions along the road, including the V&A, the Science
Museum and the Natural History Museum. The newly pedestrianised section of Exhibition Road provides a
physical connection between these major cultural institutions and serves as a reminder of their intertwined
history. Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road will reimagine the relationship between the Road and the institutions
established by the Great Exhibition of 1851, and will provide unique artistic links across the sites.
The exhibition is part of the London 2012 Festival, the 12-‐week nationwide celebration running from 21 June
until 9 September bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. It is
developed in collaboration with the Exhibition Road Cultural Group.
Ruth Mackenzie, Director, London 2012 Festival, said: "Tony Cragg's eleven works in and around some of the capital's best loved museums will provide another spectacular first for the London 2012 Festival, thanks to the great work of the Cass Sculpture Foundation"
CONFIRMED LIST OF WORKS
OUTSIDE WORKS ON EXHIBITION ROAD
Ferryman, 2001, Bronze, 385 x 190 x 120 cm
Mixed Feelings, 2012, Bronze, 550 x 236 x 224 cm
Elliptical Column, 2012, Stainless Steel, 580 x 154 x 136 cm
Versus, 2011, Bronze, 266 x 285 x 105 cm
Luke, 2008, Bronze, 360 x 192 x 180 cm
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Accurate Figure, 2010, Bronze, 188 x 76 x 81 cm
Instant, 2011, Stone, 100 x 60 x 60 cm
Off the Mountain, 2012, Bronze, 70 x 48 x 64 cm
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
A Head, I Thought, 2011, Wood, 230 x 160 x 145 cm
False Idols, 2012, Bronze, 233 x 105 x 105 cm
Lost in Thought, 2011, Wood, 438 x 145 x 145 cm
TONY CRAGG AT EXHIBITION ROAD APP
A free app will be available on iTunes to the public as a guide to explore Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road.
Audiences will be able to choose between an interactive quiz trail or an information-led guide. The trail
provides two levels for users to choose from: 'Fun & Fast'for families and kids, and 'In-depth & Immersive' for older students and art lovers. The app will be available to download from iTunes, www.sculpture.org.uk or by
scanning the QR code at any of the sculptures along the road.