The President and Council would like to congratulate Marsha Rae Ratcliff on being awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours List. You have raised millions of pounds around the world for your charities and work with our young people and we are very proud to know you and have you as a Sponsor.
We are pleased to advise that Dani Humberstone VPSWA will be demonstrating her work on Sunday 9th July from 11am - 2.30pm at Mall Galleries, London SW1 during the 2017 SWA Summer Show. Dani will be working on one of her closely observed still life fruits in oils. She paints from life using traditional glazing techniques to give the subject the illusion of three dimensions.
The SWA are thrilled to learn that their contribution through social media to a Crowd Funding Campaign has really worked and please read more from our Member Sculptor Hazel Reeves MRBS, SWA FRSA who is the Sculptural Advisor for the Hove Plinth.
Let's put the first sculpture on the Hove Plinth
Great news for all who support Hove Civic Society's plan to bring new public sculpture to Hove by installing a new sculpture plinth on the Hove seafront. Thanks to support from the public, the project has secured the resources needed to build Hove Plinth. Now the focus is on raising the funds for the inaugural sculpture, Constellation by Jonathan Wright.
President Sue Jelley with Soraya French VPSWA at her Studio during the Project Workshops Open Studios Weekend. Ceramicist Elaine Peto and Amy Goodman are also exhibiting at the SWA 2017 Summer Exhibition 4 - 9 July.
Renowned international sculptor Christine Charlesworth is honoured and delighted that 6 of her
sculptures are at Chelsea Flower Show, which opened 22nd May. They will be featured in
the 'Come to Your Senses' Eco Garden designed by Vicky Page of Scotts Miracle-Gro,
Frimley. The garden aims to tackle the overstimulated and sedentary lives of children in the
UK with a design that encourages children to enter the haven of a garden. It will be situated
in the Discovery Zone of the Great Pavilion.
The SWA held their hand-In at Mall Galleries London SW1 at the begining of the month.
Andrew Simcock, Chair of the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Campaign, says, "I am delighted for Hazel. Since first meeting her eighteen months ago she has impressed me with her passion for women's rights and gender equality, her enthusiasm for the project and her willingness to engage in the broader educational opportunities that this project will unlock.
Visitors to The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017 we asked to vote for their favourite work in the show to decide the winner of the first Derwent Visitors’ Choice Award. Derwent have been sponsoring The Pastel Society since 2016.
The work with the most votes was: Jugs and Roses by Patricia Whiting.