By Oliver Thompson
Sculpture exhibitions and workshops will be open to the public at the Huddersfield Art Gallery between 7th – 14th August.
The exhibition ‘Conversations in Sculpture’ showcases artwork from members of the prestigious Royal Society of Sculptures.
The timing comes as the surrounding boroughs, Leeds & Wakefield are scheduled to host the Yorkshire Sculpture International, which is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival.
The festival builds upon Yorkshire’s rich heritage as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moor.
British artist Phyllida Barlow commented:
“Sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms – the free 100-day festival responds to the idea that there is a basic human impulse to make and connect with objects.”
The Royal Society of Sculptors has been standing for more than 100 years with the aim to ‘champion contemporary sculpture’. The society is an artist-led, membership organisation that supports and connects sculptors throughout their careers.
The exhibition involves guest speakers, workshops and mentoring sessions. Exhibiting sculptors will also be leading free afternoon workshops for visitors.
On Wednesday 7th August, Susan Williams will be leading a workshop aimed at participants aged 16 plus
On Wednesday 14th August Victoria Ferrand Scott will be leading a workshop for younger visitors (aged 7 to 15).
Clare Burnett, the president of the Royal Society of Sculptors said:
“This exciting exhibition brings together a wonderful range of work from the Royal Society of Sculptors artists based in the North and the Midlands.”
Their materials, approach and ideas are all different but they start a conversation; between the works themselves, the artists who made them and those of you visiting the exhibition.”
For more information and to book places, please contact the gallery on 01484 221964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org