From Tate to Walsall
Epstein’s Doves

This temporary display focued on Epstein’s sculpture ‘Doves-third version’ 1914-1915. This master-piece from the most inventive period of the artist’s career is on loan from the Tate through the Tate Partership Scheme-an inititive designed to increase public access to the Tate Collection through a series of loans and exhibitions. The New Art Gallery Walsall was one of only five regional galleries to benefit from the scheme, which was supported by The Hertiage Lottery Fund. The exhibition brought together Walsall’s sketch of doves with the final carving for the first time in eighty-five years.