New exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Long features seven works inspired by Houghton Hall
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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.
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.
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.
3. White Deer Circle (2016) features a ring of tree stumps collected from the estate, creating an atmospheric work reminiscent of a prehistoric henge.
4. Houghton Cross (2016) sees jaggered slate carefully positioned to form an impressive cross that contrasts with the manicured lawn of the Walled Garden.
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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.
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.'
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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