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
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
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)
Embellish and embroider images from the Society’s archive printed onto cloth.
Free family drop-in workshops this half term. Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 May 2018
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
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
New Perspectives on dame Elisabeth Frink
26 June, 6.30pm
Hear Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection in conversation with Royal Academician Cathie Pilkington as they discuss Frink and her approach to materials.