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New exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Long features seven works inspired by Houghton Hall

PUBLISHED: 17:17 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 02:47 11 May 2017

Earth Sky is the new exhibition at Houghton Hall. Here artist Richard Long is pictured with A Line in Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

Earth Sky is the new exhibition at Houghton Hall. Here artist Richard Long is pictured with A Line in Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

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From Antarctica to the Andes to north Norfolk - Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Long has created art all across the globe, and his latest major exhibition EARTH SKY features works inspired by Houghton Hall and its surrounds.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

1. Full Moon Circle (2003) was the first work Richard Long created for Houghton Hall. A vast circle of layered slate, its name refers to the full moon when the work was finished.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is the White Deer Circle. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is the White Deer Circle. Picture: Ian Burt

2. A Line In Norfolk (2016) sees an 84-metre line of a locally-sourced Carrstone create a striking stroke of burnt orange leading up to Houghton Hall from the West Lawn.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is The Houghton Cross. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is The Houghton Cross. Picture: Ian Burt

3. White Deer Circle (2016) features a ring of tree stumps collected from the estate, creating an atmospheric work reminiscent of a prehistoric henge.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is North South East West. A slate and flint circle in the Stone Hall. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is North South East West. A slate and flint circle in the Stone Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

4. Houghton Cross (2016) sees jaggered slate carefully positioned to form an impressive cross that contrasts with the manicured lawn of the Walled Garden.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Here pictured with the White Water Falls. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Here pictured with the White Water Falls. Picture: Ian Burt

5. North South East West (2017) in the Stone Hall uses Norfolk flint and Cornish slate to create a compass-inspired work that sits like a jewel in its beautiful surrounds.

Earth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is Wilderness Dreaming. Picture: Ian BurtEarth Sky is the new Richard Long exhibition at Houghton Hall. Pictured is Wilderness Dreaming. Picture: Ian Burt

6. White Water Falls (2017) sees the north and south colonnades of the hall provide the backdrop for what are described as “mud waterfall works.”

7. Wilderness Dreaming (2017) creates an intriguing spiral made of slate that swirls amidst the trees and greenery of the Houghton estate’s grounds.

EARTH SKY also features a gallery of a selection of smaller sculptures, text works and photographs spanning the last five decades of Mr Long’s work.

EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton will run from April 30 until October 26.

The exhibition will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays only. Gates open at 11am and last entry is at 4pm.

Tickets cost £18 to visit the exhibition, house, gardens and grounds, and £10 to just visit the gardens and grounds. Children aged 16 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.houghtonhall.com

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