Gormley sculpture at Roche Court

THE New Art Centre, the contemporary art gallery at Roche Court, Winterslow near Salisbury, has a major sculpture by Antony Gormley.

The large cast iron piece, Before, stands in airy woodlands full of bluebells in the beautiful grounds surrounding the main building.

Gormley (b.1950) is one of the world’s most eminent sculptors. After studying at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1968 to 1971, he attended St Martin’s School of Art and the Slade School of Art to complete his studies in sculpture.

His public commissions include the Angel of the North, erected in 1998; and the installation Another Place on Crosby Beach, Liverpool. As well as winning the Turner Prize in 1994, he was elected Royal Academician in 2003, and knighted in 2014.

His work is held in distinguished international public and private collections, including: Tate, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Stadt Kassel and Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan; Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles.