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At Houghton Hall, Norfolk, until 28 October

This summer, Houghton Hall in North Norfolk will be hosting a major exhibition by renowned sculptor and land artist Richard Long CBE. It will be his largest since the retrospective at the Tate in 2009, and a unique opportunity to see new site-specific works set within the historic landscape and gardens at Houghton.

Several new works have been created for this event, pieces that have been made from a variety of materials including local carr stone, slate and trees from the Estate. They will accompany the permanent Long sculpture that is already set in the grounds of the Hall – Full Moon Circle – which was commissioned in 2003.

A number of mud paintings and smaller-scale works will be displayed in gallery spaces, plus historic material relating to the artist’s career. Lorcan O’Neill is curating the exhibition, in association with the artist, and a specially produced catalogue will accompany it.

Richard Long isn’t the only artist with works at Houghton – Anya Gallacio, Zhan Wang, Stephen Cox, Jeppe Hein and Rachel Whiteread and Phillip King all have installations around the Estate, many specifically created for a particular place in the grounds. Houghton is a must-see destination for anyone interested in contemporary art and sculpture, follow the link to discover more.