I could do no more than taste the Antony Gormley exhibition at its opening tonight, leaving it to a later date to explore more conscientiously. But I saw enough to recognise how adventurous it is, and how well it uses the wonderfully grand spaces of Sydney Smirke’s Victorian galleries.
The upper ceiling space of Gallery 3 is full up with a form of elaborate steel wire mesh:-
Gallery 6 is brilliantly dramatic with figures hanging off the walls and from the ceiling:-
The Lecture Room, the last in the sequence, has been turned – I don’t know how – into a shallow pool which surreally reflects the grandiosity of the mid-Victorian gilt ornament and door case:-