The Independent: The best art to enjoy outdoors – Hettie Judah

Hettie Judah, The Independent, June 16, 2020

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The best art to enjoy outdoors, from David Shrigley in Folkestone to Barbara Hepworth in Salisbury

Traditional galleries are unlikely to welcome visitors for some time yet, but there is plenty of interesting and challenging art to be seen in the open around the UK

Harlow Sculpture Town

Harlow New Town in Essex has been acquiring and installing contemporary works of sculpture since 1953. The 100th work – Nick Hornbyʼs Twofold – arrived late last year. Standing five metres tall, the curling, elegant, whiplash form of this steel sculpture hides lines from Michelangeloʼs David and a drawing by Kandinsky, which reveal themselves from different angles as you circle it. All but 10 of the Harlow sculptures are installed outdoors, and the town has just plotted them on an interactive map, so you can test your orienteering skills while pondering what we might now wish to place on Britainʼs newly empty public plinths.