Pankhurst maquettes: last chance to vote

Emmeline Pankhurst - sculpture by Hazel Reeves

Vote online for your favourite maquette. It takes a couple of minutes. There is also a limited bronze edition of “Rise up, women” (email me for further information).

New Gresley statue interview

Hazel Reeves and Sir Nigel Gresley at King's Cross unveilingHonoured to be interviewed about my Sir Nigel Gresley statue by Joanna Barnes, for the PMSA’s wonderful magazine, 3rd Dimension. The full article here.

Hazel wins ‘Cracker Packer’ commission

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with the announcement of a statue commission celebrating women biscuit factory workers – the ‘Cracker Packers’ – to be sculpted by a woman artist! I had great fun today meeting past and current Cracker Packers at the McVities factory (formerly Carr’s) in Carlisle. The bronzes of the two Cracker Packers, one from past times and one from today, will be unveiled next International Women’s Day, 2018. For the full details see the press release. Photo by Stuart Walker.

“Rise up, women” unveiled

Caroline Lucas MP with sculptor Hazel ReevesOn Monday the 27th February 2017, my maquette – “Rise up, women” – was unveiled along with the other five shortlisted Emmeline Pankhurst maquettes.  It was a lively, packed room at the Houses of Parliament. The feedback was tremendous. Helen Pankhurst, Emmeline’s great-grandaughter, joined us along with many Members of Parliament and Peers, including Baroness Campbell of Surbiton. As my MP, Caroline Lucas came especially to view my maquette. We also had exciting unveiling events in Manchester – at HOME, the Council Chambers, and Manchester Town Hall.

”Good luck Hazel Reeves in competition to choose statue of Emmeline Pankhurst – loved the maquette & wish you very well!’, Caroline Lucas MP

Emmeline Pankhurst bronze - sculpture by Hazel Reeves

Emmeline Pankhurst - sculpture by Hazel Reeves Pankhurst Meeting Circle - by Hazel Reeves

New blog: Pankhurst maquette

Follow here the process from the initial idea to my final bronze, “Rise up, women”.

Election to the Royal British Society of Sculptors

I am delighted to be able to add the letters MRBS after my name, as a newly elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS).

Sir Nigel Gresley statue’s unveiling at King’s Cross

The Unseen Steam team were there to capture the unveiling of my 7ft 4in Sir Nigel Gresley Statue at King’s Cross station on the 5 April 2016. Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail, removed the veil in front of a large crowd. Sir Nigel’s grandson Tim Godfrey spoke as did I, before everyone was invited to Platform 8 to inspect the Gresley N2 steam engine. Below is a lovely photo of Bessie cosying up to Sir Nigel after the unveiling. The original maquette (model) is available in a bronze edition of 20.

Bessie and Sir Nigel Gresley - photo by Andy Fallon
Bessie and Sir Nigel Gresley – photo by Andy Fallon