Sidney Cooper Gallery

16th April - 28th May 2005

photo of inside the moore exibition

MooreInspired is an exhibition of contemporary sculpture and drawing that references the work of Henry Moore.

Sculpture piece by Henry Moore

Reclining Figure by Henry Moore brown Hornton stone, 1929

Sculpture piece by James Copper

Mountain Man by James Copper, Clipsham (limestone) 2003/4


  • James Allen - Recent graduate from the University College. Currently at the Prince’s Trust for Drawing, he has created work for this exhibition inspired by Henry Moore’s shelter series.
  • Helaine Blumenfeld - An internationally-known sculptor who exhibited with Moore in New York in 1985. She is Vice President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
  • James Copper - International sculptor and conservator at the Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Stephen Cox - Drawings loaned by the University of Kent of Stephen’s sculpture ‘Hymn’, based near Keynes College. Stephen is an internationally renowned sculptor.
  • Patrick Crouch - Director of Pure Form Club and a practising sculptor sustaining the carved image in stone.
  • John Farnham - John grew up next door to Henry Moore and worked for him as his assistant. He still works at the Henry Moore Foundation today as a conservator and is a successful international sculptor in his own right.
  • Stephen Melton - Stephen is the Managing Director of Meltdowns Fine Art Facility. He has exhibited his sculpture internationally.
  • Johannes Von Stumm - Johannes exhibits internationally, most frequently in the UK and Germany.

Free Lectures

Spaces limited. Please contact the gallery to reserve a place.

  • John Farnham - Saturday 16 April 2.30 - 5.30pm Henry Moore Revealed - An opportunity to talk informally to John in the gallery space about his experiences as Henry Moore’s assistant.
  • Johannes Von Stumm - Thursday 28 April 6.00 - 7.30pm A discussion of Johannes's work and his various influences.
  • James Copper - Saturday 16 April 2.30 - 5.00pm Questions and answers in the gallery space - An informal discussion on the works in the exhibition.
  • David Cross and Patrick Crouch - Wednesday 18 May 6.00 - 7.30pm Henry Moore in Kent - A dialogue between David Cross, artist and exhibitions officer at Canterbury Museums, and Patrick Crouch.
  • Stephen Melton - Friday 20 May 6.00 - 7.30pm Bronze - The Lost Wax Process from conception to bronze.
  • James Copper - Tuesday 24 May 6.00 - 7.30pm The influence of Henry Moore on James Copper’s work.


Spaces limited to 15. Fee: 10 per place. Adults and children over 10. Please contact the gallery to reserve a place.

Patrick Crouch - Saturday 7 May or Saturday 14 May, 2.30 - 5.00pm
Flint into form - Work in clay and plaster to make hand-held sculptures using the same techniques practised by Henry Moore.

We regret that the gallery is not yet accessible to wheelchair users. We are currently working
towards a solution for this