Emmelines armature - photo by Hazel Reeves

Building Our Emmeline’s armature

It’s early February. The snow is on the ground. The funding gap for The Emmeline Pankhurst statue is bridged by the Government’s Centenary Fund (Centenary Cities). Time for celebration and the signing of my contract to sculpt the full-size Emmeline. But with an earlier unveiling date of 14 December 2018, …

Hazel Reeves - Rise Up Women

Happy #Vote100

Today I’m in Manchester, joining the celebrations of the centenary of some women gaining the vote. I hope you get a chance …

Hazel Reeves - Rise Up Women - Credit Sue Anders Photography

Pankhurst Statue wins centenary grant

I’m incredibly excited that today the Government has recognised the legacy of Emmeline Pankhurst and Manchester in gaining women’s suffrage, by giving …

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 …