In association with The University of Surrey Arts Office, the lectures are held at the Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1 at 7.30-8.45pm on Wednesdays. There is ample parking in a free public car park on campus across from the theatre. Society members attend for free and there is a £3 charge for non-members.For a map go to: www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/files/How_to_get_here.pdf
Lecture for Summer 2016
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Lecture for Spring 2016
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Lecture for Autumn 2015
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Patricia Volk MRBS
Tuesday 12th May 2015, 19.30 (Please note date change)
Lecture Theatre G
Surrey Sculpture Society welcomes sculptor Patricia Volk. She has been creating distinctive prize-winning ceramic sculpture for over twenty years in a style uniquely her own. Juxtapositions of pure shape and colour portray contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness, reflecting the relationships between human beings – partnerships between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust.
She is an associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
Laurence Edwards FRBS
Wednesday 4th March 2015, 19.30
Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1
Surrey Sculpture Society welcomes sculptor Laurence Edwards. His work is of the figure and often rough gashed and primitive making them feel threatening and intensely physical – amplified by their monumentality. He graduated from the Royal College of Art and was awarded the Henry Moore Bursary, the Angeloni Prize for bronze casting and an Intach Travelling Scholarship. Post-graduation Edwards returned to his native Suffolk where he established a bronze foundry and works to this day.
Lectures for 2013 –2014
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 19.30
Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Surrey Sculpture Society welcomes sculptor Charles Hadcock. His work is based not only in mathematics, but also in music, poetry and changes over time in the natural world and is often on a monumental scale.
Hadcock’s work is held in numerous collections including the Canary Wharf Group PLC, Delancey, Clyde & Co, and Sculpture at Goodwood.
His recent show “Elements” at 60 Threadneedle Street follows exhibitions at many prestigious locations including Holland Park, the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and Chatsworth House.
photo courtesy of Charles Hadcock
Wednesday 14 may 2014, 19.30
Celebrating its 20th anniversary the Surrey Sculpture Society welcomes guest speaker Sean Henry. His sculptures rely on the tension between the making and siting of figures in both urban and outdoor settings where they have an emotional connection with their surroundings. He further manipulates their impact by avoiding life-sized representation. Internationally acclaimed,
Henry¹s solo show of new sculptures opened in February at Galerie Andersson Sandstrom in Stockholm. In 2013 ŒWalking Man¹ was purchased for permanent installation on the beautiful grounds of Holland Park, West London.
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 19.30
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 19.30
A sculptural ceramicist, Rasmussen¹s eye is drawn to continuous line moving through abstract, semi-organic form. She redefines the boundaries of hand built clay structures and the capacity of the medium to define space through a measured use of striking colour, surface and linear flow. Originally from Denmark, her studio is in London and in June 2013 she simultaneously had solo shows at Pangolin Galleries and The Scottish Gallery. The V&A acquired Red Twisted Form for it¹s collection in 2012.
Lectures for 2012 –2013
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 19.30
First and foremost a letter-cutter, Gary Breeze has an acutely sculptural response to his materials be they stone, wood or metal. Text informs both his inspiration and approach to form and design. His sensitive and masterful work adorns The Scottish National Parliament, British Library, Chatsworth Gardens, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. He had a solo exhibition at the The New Art Centre at Roche Court and regularly works on major memorial commissions. In 2008 he was awarded the first Jerwood Contemporary Makers prize.
February 13, 2013
Angela Conner’s sculptures harness the natural forces of our environment using elements such as water and wind to move and unfold their abstract forms. She has captured this energy in a staggering array of materials including clay, steel and glass. The breadth of her sculpture moves easily from figurative to modern kinetic art.
Unburdened by formal art training, she followed a creative path that led her to work for Barbara Hepworth. Encouraged by work there, she set up her studio in London and has been based there since.
Her work is represented internationally in many public and private collections, including the Royal family. Her 126 ft Sculpture ‘Wave’ in Ireland won the Kinetic Art International Organisation’s First Prize and is the tallest mobile in Europe.
November 14, 2012
Based on the densely woven volume of nesting forms, Laura Ellen Bacon’s work transforms the craft of willow weaving into extraordinary sculpture that merges with its surroundings. Her installations are site-specific and respond to their settings by clinging to existing structures forming a dynamic relationship with their host. She was selected as a Jerwood Contemporary Maker in 2010 and this year her architectural installation ‘Split Forms’ was shown at New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire. Bacon’s powerful organic forms drew visitors into the Kitchen Garden at Chatsworth in Derbyshire in 2011. Recently at Blackwell Art & Crafts House she created ‘Exposed’ a dramatic structure spanning two floors of the exterior of this historic building.
‘I began making my early works upon dry stone walls and evolved to work within trees, riverbanks and hedges, allowing the chosen structure (be it organic or man-made) to become host. Over a decade into my work, my passions have returned to not only merging with dry stone walls, but to the powerful connections with architecture.’