Man and Machine Workshop

Man and Machine

Tuesday 27 October 2015


For 15 years +


£20 – Please book in advance by calling 01922 654400 or at the Gallery reception.


Create a sketchbook in a day inspired by Epstein’s development of Rock Drill. In this full day you have all the information for primary and secondary research. All materials and equipment will be provided for you to complete a whole project sketchbook in a day.


If you’re thinking about becoming an artist then this is the course for you. What are you waiting for?


Epstein’s Rock Dril

Transformed by War

Until 24 January 2016


Rock Drill (c.1913-15) is Epstein’s most radical and celebrated sculpture, often described as ‘the best thing he has ever done’.  The totemic sculpture represents ‘a dramatic, revolutionary moment when sculpture in Britain first became uncompromisingly modern.’  However between the end of 1915 and the beginning of 1916 Epstein destroyed the original Rock Drill, discarding the drill and mutilating the figure, to form the truncated Torso in Metal from Rock Drill (c.1915-16).