2012 - Field for the British Isles

Antony Gormley Field for the British Isles at Barrington Court
Barrington, near Ilminster, TA19 0NQ
01460 241938

For opening times please visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court/

For the first time Antony Gormley's acclaimed work ‘Field for the British Isles’ – consisting of 35,000 small terracotta figures - will fill three different rooms inside the house.

Barrington Court is normally empty of furniture and the three ground floor rooms will be transformed by the presence of the exhibition.

‘The house is normally empty spaces – now it has been brought to life by thousands and thousands of tiny people. The figures won’t just fill the rooms, they flow across them from wall to wall,’ said Sonja Power, National Trust House Manager.

In addition to hosting the exhibition, the National Trust will be running workshops for school groups and visitors who will even make their own figures.

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