Hew Locke

born 1959

Biography

Hew Donald Joseph Locke (born 13 October 1959) is a British sculptor and contemporary visual artist based in Brixton, London. In 2000 he won a Paul Hamlyn Award and the EASTinternational Award.

In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London. In 2015 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge dedicated his public sculpture, The Jurors, commissioned to commemorate 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta.

He has had several solo exhibitions in the UK and USA, and is regularly included in international exhibitions and Biennales. His works have been acquired by collections such as The Tate gallery, London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2016 The National Portrait Gallery, London acquired a portrait of Locke by Nicholas Sinclair.

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Artworks

Film and audio

Watch

TateShots: Meet the Artist, Hew Locke

In this film Locke describes how his distinctive style came about - "it was born out of necessity" - and explains his ...

Listen

BP Artist Talk: Hew Locke

In this evening talk Locke discusses influences such as architecture, popular culture and exoticism.
Watch

BP Artist Talk: Hew Locke

In this evening talk Locke discusses influences such as architecture, popular culture and exoticism.

Features

Tate Etc

Legacies of Empire: Artist and Empire at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s forthcoming exhibition Artist and Empire is the first large-scale presentation of the art associated with the British ...

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