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Sir Antony Gormley poses with artwork ahead of Royal Academy show

The new exhibition is billed as his most significant solo show in the UK for more than a decade.

Sculptor Antony Gormley poses with his installation Matrix III (2019) (Yui Mok/PA)
Sculptor Antony Gormley poses with his installation Matrix III (2019) (Yui Mok/PA)

By Sherna Noah, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Sir Antony Gormley poses with his artwork before doors open for a major exhibition on the British sculptor.

The event is billed as the Angel Of The North creator’s most significant solo show in the UK for more than a decade.

Spanning 13 rooms at the Royal Academy Of Arts in London, it will include existing and new works from drawings and sculptures to “experiential environments”.

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Sir Antony Gormley poses with his installation Matrix III (2019) (Yui Mok/PA)

The solo exhibition will also see one of the gallery’s historic main galleries flooded with water and mud.

Host, 2019 will fill an entire gallery with a vast expanse of seawater and clay – it is the first time Sir Antony has created the work in the UK.

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The exhibition will run at the Royal Academy Of Arts until December (Yui Mok/PA)

The exhibition “will be a summation of Gormley’s enduring concern with the inner dark space of the body itself and the body’s relation to its surroundings”, the Royal Academy said.

Antony Gormley will run at the Royal Academy Of Arts from September 21 to December 3 2019.

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