The PSAD student Mark Hayman sent us his thoughts on this inspiring exhibition.

Henry Moore – Drawing in the Dark
If you have ever done one of the numerous drawing courses on offer at Putney School of Art (especially life drawing) you may recall the tutor showing, or suggesting you look at, Henry Moore drawings. And they are right to do so because although famous for being one of the 20th century’s finest sculptors he was also a fine draughtsman.
On until 16th April 2023 at the St Albans Museum and Gallery you will find a small, free exhibition of Moore’s drawings of coal miners at work during the 2nd world war.  It includes sketchbook drawings, development studies, photographs and a selection of the twenty-eight finished drawings.

Address: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Town Hall, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3DH

Open: Until 16 April, Monday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm. This exhibition is free to visit, the museum encourage donations.

This exhibition takes inspiration from the new book by art historian Chris Owen Drawing in the Dark.

Review and photographs by Mark Hayman, the PSAD Friends committee.