Sydney Modern ProjectAdrián Villar Rojas Ben Quilty Francis Upritchard Kimsooja Laurence Edwards Samara Golden

Artist Laurence Edwards

Five monumental bronze men stride purposefully across the terrace, some looking back over their shoulders, wary and alert.

Source: Sydney Modern Project | Art Gallery of NSW

These evocative bronze figures by the British artist and sculptor Laurence Edwards, titled “Walking men”, 2018-22 (on loan from the Nock Art Foundation) conjures up a variety of emotions.

As you step out to the north-facing external viewing area of the North Building, we were confronted by these immortals, as if they were walking by…

Walking men 2018-22, bronze (on loan from the Nock Art Foundation), artist Laurence Edwards (England b1967)
Walking men, artist / sculptor Laurence Edwards

Created in the artist’s studio and foundry in Suffolk, England, the artist has sculptored beings that are anti-heroic. It is as if they have come from the earth itself, with branches, leaves and clods of clay woven through their bodies… as of from the ground they came. Indeed, they are powerful and expressive, survivors from a futuristic post-apocalyptic world… yet they allow you to make your own interpretation of who and what they are.

Walking men 2018-22, bronze (on loan from the Nock Art Foundation), artist Laurence Edwards (England b1967)
Walking men, artist / sculptor Laurence Edwards
Walking men 2018-22, bronze (on loan from the Nock Art Foundation), artist Laurence Edwards (England b1967)
Walking men, artist / sculptor Laurence Edwards
Walking men 2018-22, bronze (on loan from the Nock Art Foundation), artist Laurence Edwards (England b1967)
Walking men, artist / sculptor Laurence Edwards

Check out the Art Gallery of NSW to learn more about this work and the artist.


Footnote & References

  1. Sydney Modern Project | Art Gallery of NSW, https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/sydney-modern-project/

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