Faces of Sculpture: Portrait of a Profession, an exhibition of photographs by Anne Purkiss

14 May – 14 July 2018, Monday to Friday 11.00am – 5.00pm & Saturdays 1.00 – 5.00pm

Faces of Sculpture: Portrait of a Profession, an exhibition of photographs by Anne Purkiss

The exhibition celebrates the release of Purkiss’ new book Sculptor: 1986 – 2016 featuring members of the Society and Royal Academicians and forms part of RA250 exhibitions and events around the UK to celebrate 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Dame Elisabeth Frink: Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Royal Academician

14 May to 14 July

Dame Elisabeth Frink: Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Royal Academician

To mark the 25th anniversary of Elisabeth Frink’s death, her monumental work In Memoriam III, 1983 will be on display on the Society’s sculpture terrace. The sculpture is a generous loan from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art.

Frink created In Memoriam III as a tribute to those who have suffered for their beliefs. Strong and solemn with a fixed gaze, this bronze head with its black patina is rough in texture conveying a sense of courage, suffering and endurance.

Freestyle embroidery Third Thursday

24 May, 7 – 9.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Freestyle embroidery Third Thursday

Embellish and embroider images from the Society’s archive printed onto cloth.

Tickets: £35

Making Faces

Free family drop-in workshops this half term. Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 May 2018

Making Faces

Get ready to pull a funny face and learn how to sculpt your own clay portrait!

Work with a real artist to create your own sculpture inspired by Anne Purkiss’ portrait photographs in her Faces of Sculpture exhibition at the society.

In Conversation: Photographing & documenting sculpture

12 June, 6.30pm

Making Faces

Join Anne Purkiss in conversation with Katey Goodwin, Deputy Director ART UK and Melissa Hamnett, Sculpture Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum chaired by Julian Wild, Vice President, Royal Society of Sculptors.

Tickets: £8, concessions, £5, Society members free

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New Perspectives on dame Elisabeth Frink

26 June, 6.30pm

Dame Elisabeth Frink: Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Royal Academician

Hear Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection in conversation with Royal Academician Cathie Pilkington as they discuss Frink and her approach to materials.

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