MATERIAL TRUTHS – Exploring the Substance of Sculpture

Paul Bonomini LG co-curates sculpture exhibition at the wonderful Old Parcels Office Art Space in Scarborough. Opens 23rd March.

The materiality of a sculpture affects and impacts on the viewer’s experience and engagement with its presence. The artist’s ideas, purpose, contextual backstory and expression is held in its form, its matter and the space it occupies. Materials and their different qualities will often determine the form and narrative of a work. “Truth to Materials” was of fundamental importance to Henry Moore who stated “Every material has its own individual qualities. It is only when the sculptor works direct, when there is an active relationship with his material, that the material can take its part in the shaping of an idea”.

The Old Parcels Office Art Space
Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1TU
Exhibition Dates: 23rd March to 21st April.
Private View 23rd March.

The curators are Paul Bonomini, Sally Gorham, and Rob Moore.

This exhibition by Northern and Scottish members of The Royal Society of Sculptors seeks to freely explore individual members’ material truths.

Participating Artists: Dan Archer, Sally Barker, Johanna Bolton, Paul Bonomini LG, Mary Bourne, Gillian Brent, Clee Claire Lee, Sheena Devitt, Victoria Ferrand Scott, Andrea Geile, Katie Hallam, Peter Hanmer, Thomas Hawson, Christopher Jarratt, Kate Langrish Smith, Ailsa Magnus, Cheryl Papasian, Jenny Pope, Simon Raines, Lewis Robinson, Jennie Speirs Grant, Sarah Villeneau,


About the Curators

Sally Gorham (Chair of OPO)
Following a 30-year career in NHS management Sally graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017. She now combines being Chair of Scarborough Studios Ltd and the Old Parcels Office Artspace, occasionally finding time to pursue her own art practice. 

Rob Moore
Rob Moore is a full-time professional artist and curator, a Director of Scarborough Studios Ltd and a Trustee of the Old Parcels Office Artspace. He was formerly Dean at Hull School of Art and Design.

Paul Bonomini (MRSS and LG)
Paul graduated at Central School of Art in 1982. He has been a practising sculptor since 2012, after 30 years designing for the theatre and the commercial exhibition world. Paul has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally, his work Deconstructed Cube Form I featured in the Time Space Existence exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2018 and more recently he presented ‘Chaos’, a new large-scale sculptural sound installation at the Old Parcels Office in Scarborough.