Sheep Field Barn Gallery Competition, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens Hertfordshire, New Building Development

Sheep Field Barn Gallery Redevelopment Competition

14 February 2022

Location: Hertfordshire, England, UK

Address: Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Much Hadham SG10 6EE

The Henry Moore Foundation launches a competition for architects to reimagine its gallery space in Hertfordshire.

Sheep Field Barn Gallery:
Sheep Field Barn Gallery Competition Hertfordshire
photo : Martin Bond

Sheep Field Barn Gallery – Henry Moore Foundation Competition, Hertfordshire

The Henry Moore Foundation invites architects to submit expressions of interest for the redevelopment of the Sheep Field Barn Gallery at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire to introduce learning and engagement facilities to the gallery and improve the existing display spaces.

Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green 1999:
Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green
photo : Dennis Gilbert

Henry Moore was passionate about education and one of his motivations for establishing the Foundation was to continue his enthusiasm for sculpture and the arts. The Foundation’s education programme has developed substantially over the years, particularly given the relevance of Henry Moore’s work to the National Curriculum. With the arrival of our recently appointed Engagement Curator at the Studios & Gardens, we are keen to deepen our engagement with schools, special needs education students and young adults. A programme which is currently limited due the lack of suitable learning spaces at a time when demand is increasing.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore: Textiles, Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green 2008
Henry Moore Textiles exhibition, Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green
photo : Henry Moore Archive

“We are looking for a designer who will be excited by the rural nature of the Moore estate and who will work with us to find smart design solutions to our specific challenges. The buildings here are important, but Moore’s sculptures are more important, so too is the land in which they sit, a panorama in which colour is kept to a minimum so that Moore’s works can be positioned to emphasise their relationship to nature.“ Lesley Wake, Chief Operating Officer, Henry Moore Foundation

Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green 2010:
Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green, Hertdfordshire
photo : Jonty Wilde

How to apply

At this stage we are inviting expressions of interest from any architectural practice eligible to work in the UK. You can find more information about the Foundation, the Sheep Field Barn Gallery, project budget and timeline in the Expression of Interest Brief on our website. The closing date to send your Expression of Interest and submission of Pre-Qualification

Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, England, UK, 2007:
Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, England, UK
photo : Michael Phipps

Questionnaire is Monday 28 March 2022.

Design competition website: henry-moore.org/barn-redevelopment

Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green:
Sheep Field Barn, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, Hertdfordshire
photo : Henry Moore Archive

Henry Moore Foundation

The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. Today it supports innovative sculpture projects, devises an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserves the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.

Construction of the Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green 1998:
Construction of the Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green
photo : Michel Muller

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is the former home and work-place of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986). From 1940 until his death in 1986, Moore lived and worked in rural Hertfordshire where he acquired over 70 acres of land and set up various studios, creating the ideal environment in which he could make and display his work and cater to an international demand for exhibitions.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore: Plasters, Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green 2011
Henry Moore Plasters exhibition, Sheep Field Barn
photograph : Jonty Wilde

Now open to the public, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens offers a unique insight into the artist’s working practice and showcases a large selection of Moore’s renowned monumental sculptures in the landscape in which they were created. It also presents annually changing exhibitions, which further illuminate the life and work of the sculptor and is home to the Henry Moore Archive, one of the largest single-artist archives in the world.

Installation view of the exhibition Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings, Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green, 2018:
Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings, Sheep Field Barn
photograph : Jonty Wilde

The Henry Moore Institute welcomes everyone to visit their Galleries, Research Library and Archive of Sculptors’ Papers to experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world. The Institute can be found in the centre of Leeds, the city where Henry Moore (1898-1986) began his training as a sculptor. Their changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions and events encourage thinking about what sculpture is, how it is made and the artists who make it.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore: Plasters, Sheep Field Barn, Perry Green, UK, 2011:
Henry Moore Plasters exhibition, Sheep Field Barn interior
photo : Jonty Wilde

Design Competitions

Henry Moore Foundation Competition Hertfordshire images / information received 140222

Phone: 01279 843333

Location: Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Much Hadham, SG10 6EE Hertfordshire, south east England, UK

Architecture in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Buildings

Hertfordshire Buildings – selection below:

Masterplan For Oaklands College
Design: DLA Architecture
Oaklands College St Albans masterplan
photo courtesy of architects
Oaklands College St Albans masterplan

Hertford Theatre Development
Architects: Bennetts Associates
Hertford Theatre Development Project
image courtesy of architects office
Hertford Theatre

Stevenage Bus Interchange Building
Design: Stephen George + Partners (SGP), Architects
New Bus Interchange for Stevenage Town Centre
picture : Stephen George + Partners
Stevenage Bus Interchange Building

TJX HQ, BRE site, Watford
Design: Sheppard Robson
TJX HQ
picture from architects
TJX HQ Watford Building

St Albans Museum and Gallery Building
Design: John McAslan + Partners, Architects
St Albans City Museum and Gallery
picture from architects
St Albans Museum and Gallery Building

English Properties

Key New South East England Property – Selection:

London Architecture Walking Tours

London Architect

New English Buildings : current, chronological list

Photos for the Sheep Field Barn Gallery Competition Hertfordshire – Architecture Contest for the The Henry Moore Foundation page welcome