Summer Show 3 [1981]

Serpentine South Gallery 12 Sep — 11 Oct 1981 Free

Tony Cragg selected the final summer show for 1981 from an open submission.

The summer show had become a regular fixture on the Serpentine Gallery’s exhibition programme, and the celebrated British sculptor Cragg’s selection reflected his interest not only in sculpture, but also in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, and mixed media.

Works in the exhibition included Sarah Bradpiece’s Soap Garden. At the time, Bradpiece was working predominantly in soap because it embodied “sensual, fragrant, tactile qualities that become metaphors for skin and flesh.”


Discover 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the General Ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions.

View archive