Pankhurst Statue wins centenary grant
I’m incredibly excited that today (15 December 2017) the Government has recognised the legacy of Emmeline Pankhurst and Manchester in gaining women’s suffrage, by giving a major grant (£370,000) to the city to support the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue and the Pankhurst Centre. This is part of the Centenary Cities: 100 years of votes for women initiative, recognising 100 years since the first cohort of women gained the vote. Full press release here. (Photo: Sue Anders)
Hazel wins Pankhurst commission
Delighted to have won this prestigious commission, which was announced in St Peter’s Square, Manchester, Tuesday 4 April. There is now a limited bronze edition of my maquette “Rise up, women” (email me for further information) (4 April 2017).
Hazel wins ‘Cracker Packer’ commission
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 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. (March 2017)
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.