Hazel Reeves MRSS SWA FRSA is an award-winning figurative sculptor, passionate about people and their stories, with figure and portrait commissions in bronze a specialty.
Hazel is never happier than when combining her passion for portraiture with telling stories of struggles for social justice and redressing the lack of representation of women in public statuary. In March 2018, her ‘Cracker Packers’ commission was unveiled, celebrating the lives of women biscuit factory workers from the Carr’s factory in Carlisle.
She is now finalising her much publicised bronze statue of the Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, destined for St Peter’s Square, Manchester, on 14 December 2018, the centenary of when the first women were able to exercise their vote. Before becoming a sculptor Hazel spent many years promoting women’s rights internationally.
Hazel first came to public attention with her much-lauded monumental Sir Nigel Gresley statue, unveiled at King’s Cross station in 2016, and her bronze figure of Sadako Sasaki, who continues to inspire peace activism worldwide.
Since 2007 Hazel’s smaller scale work has been shown widely, in over 60 galleries, exhibitions and sculpture trails across the UK.
Hazel is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, a member and former Council member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
“Curiosity in people, their faces and their stories form the heart of my artistic practice. My aim is to bring people on an emotional journey, to move people – move them to tears, to ask questions, to participate, to tell their own stories, to take action”, Hazel Reeves
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