Pankhurst maquettes: last chance to vote
New Gresley statue interview
Honoured 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
On 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
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.