Somerset House

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

The problem of public sculpture is largely with the public, not with sculpture.

— William Turnbull

Historic England’s first major exhibition, Out There tells the story of key public art created between 1945 and 1985.

The exhibition follows the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures and reliefs by pioneering artists, focusing on works that will be listed by Historic England.

Work by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ralph Brown, Geoffrey Clarke, William Mitchell, Elisabeth Frink and Paul Mount are all featured. Out There celebrates England’s fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art.