Harlow Art Trust

Harlow Art Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Harlow Art Trust is guardian to Harlow Sculpture Town's public sculptures which include the works of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Auguste Rodin. Established in 1953, the founding members of the Trust set out with a mission to beautify the post-war New Town of Harlow by commissioning, purchasing and siting sculpture across its public spaces for the community of Harlow and its surrounding areas. 

Harlow Art Trust also manages the Gibberd Gallery that includes the Frederick Gibberd Watercolour collection.The collection includes works by John Nash, John Piper, Elizabeth Blackadder, Elizabeth Frink, and Edward Bawden.

The Trust also runs a yearly programme of free admission exhibitions, events, and workshops which aim to make art accessible to Harlow’s residents and beyond.

Activities

As well as a free to enter gallery, Harlow Art Trust works with local partners and charities to make art and culture accessible by providing free workshops and events throughout Harlow that meet our participants various needs.  Recent partners included Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Essex Book Festival, and Integration Support Services.

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