Rise up, women - sculpture by Hazel Reeves

Hazel wins Emmeline Pankhurst commission!

I feel incredibly privileged to be selected to sculpt my hero, and Manchester’s hero, Emmeline Pankhurst. There was tough competition. The response to my design has been overwhelming; Emmeline as the courageous, determined and dignified activist. In 2019 she will be back on Manchester’s streets, continuing to inspire women to …

Pankhurst Meeting Circle - by Hazel Reeves

The Pankhurst Meeting Circle

At the artists’ briefing, I was struck by Helen Pankhurst’s suggestion that this needs to be a statue where people come together, …

Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture by Hazel Reeves

The Pankhurst maquette: the pose

In “Rise up, women”, I want to convey Emmeline’s vitality, courage, dignity, and beauty, while capturing some of her driven and uncompromising …