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Room 111: The Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery

The Gilbert Bayes Sculpture gallery, room 111

This gallery is devoted to the making of sculpture. It charts the creative process from the first idea through all the intermediate stages to the finished object. The pieces have been selected to illustrate the rich diversity of materials and wide variety of techniques that sculptors have used. They are mainly small in scale and range from early medieval ivories to modern bronzes.

Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953), after whom the gallery is named, had a long and eventful career. He produced a wide range of sculpture, using many of the techniques and materials shown here. At one end of the gallery are modelled and cast works. At the other end of the gallery are carved objects.

Room 111 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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The Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery was made possible by generous gifts from:

The Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
The Wolfson Foundation

The Foyle Foundation
Daniel Katz
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust

The Rayne Foundation
Patricia Wengraf Ltd
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Dr and Mrs Stephen K. Scher


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