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Hazel Reeves wins Pankhurst Commission
 
Sculptor Hazel Reeves has been announced as the designer who will create the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester, with her striking 'chair' design receiving both the public’s vote and the unanimous support of the selection committee.

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. 

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Hazel Reeves  
Kaija Bulbrook
The SWA would like to thank all those who have submitted record breaking numbers of digital submissions and for those who were unable to catch the deadline this is a reminder that on Saturday 6th May 10am – 5pm there will be a further opportunity to deliver your works for final selection
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Exhibitions   SWA Annual Exhibition  
Jugs and Roses
 

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.

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Patsy Whiting  
Kaija Bulbrook - Thought Lines 1
 
Thank you if you have already submitted but if you have not you still have until Thursday 23 March at noon. With the extra exhibiting galleries we will have this year having taken the prestigious Threadneedle Space there will be more opportunities for non members than ever before which always makes for an exciting show.
 
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Cracker Pakers Carlisle
 
On Wednesday, International Women's Day Carlisle Council and Pladis/McVities have announced Hazel’s Reeves as the artist selected to create the Cracker Packer statue for Carlisle.
 
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Hazel Reeves  
Diane Lawrenson' s Solo show
 
Diane Lawrenson SWA has the pleasure of announcing her solo exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings titled 'Nightmares and Demons' at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, North Wales. Opening 25 March until 29 April (2017)
 
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Hazel Reeves  
21st National Open Art Competition Now Open
Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward are among the judges for the 21st National Open Art Prize.
wax gestural model of Emmeline Pankhurst
Hazel’s striking vision – “Rise up, women” – for the Emmeline Pankhurst statue, captures the courage, determination and dignity of this extraordinary activist, as she calls on women in the crowd to rise up and demand their right to vote.

The shortlisted sculptors were asked to summarise their maquettes in just one sentence. The above, is mine.

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Patsy Whiting ugs and Roses' 'Rose and Carburettor
Congratulations to Patsy Whiting SWA on her two works 'Jugs and Roses' 'Rose and Carburettor' in coloured pencil selected for exhibition at the 2017 Pastel Exhibition at Mall Galleries London SW1 21 February to 4 March 10 - 5pm
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