As the sculptor of the Our Emmeline statue, I’ve chosen to support two Manchester-based rights charities with a share of the proceeds from a new bronze life-size portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst.
There is a limited edition of 12 bronzes, each 40cm tall.
I chose Breakthrough UK – an organisation run and controlled by disabled people – for their excellent work to make society fairer and more accessible, including for disabled women.
“We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Pankhurst portrait sculpture sales. Twenty years ago Breakthrough was born out of a group of disabled activists fighting for change in employment rights. We are proud of our activist roots and so the Pankhurst and suffrage movement is close to our hearts.” (Michele Scattergood, CEO Breakthrough UK)
I chose WAST for how they empower and support one another, whilst fighting for their rights and raising awareness about the issues that force women to seek international protection and the effects of the injustices experienced through the UK immigration system.
“Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) support and fight for the rights of women. We campaign against the hostile and inhumane treatment in the UK immigration system. WAST have been supporting women seeking asylum for the past 14years. We are very grateful to be part of the beneficiaries of the Emmeline Pankhurst portrait sales.” (WAST Management group)
Each bronze Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture costs £5,800, including granite base, and delivery (within reason). You receive a Certificate of Authenticity and an after-care pack (wax, brush, cloth).
If you are interested in finding out more or buying a bronze portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, then please contact me: hazel [at] hazelreeves.com, or via my contact form on www.hazelreeves.com, 07817685638.
If you want to know more about the work of Breakthrough UK – https://www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk/
If you want to know more about the work of Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST Manchester): https://www.wastmanchester.com/
Hazel Reeves’ bio
Hazel is an award-winning figurative sculptor working to commission. She is never happier than when combining her passion for portraiture with telling untold stories, the stories of struggles for social justice and stories of the lives of working-class women. Hazel has worked recently to redress the lack of representation of women in statues, with: her sculpture of the young girl Sadako Sadako for a peace garden in Wales; celebrating the lives of women biscuit workers, the Cracker Packers, in Carlisle; and her Emmeline Pankhurst statue ‘Rise up, Women’ in St Peter’s Square, Manchester.