Recent highlights

Ricky Wilson smiles under the Our Emmeline statue in ManchesterRicky Wilson’s Art Jam (CBBC), 31 March 2023: Our Emmeline was one of the art picks for singer Nadine Coyle. Ricky visited St Peter’s Square, saying “This is the power of art”. Recording here.

Photo show image of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue, with her arm oustretched to urge women to demand the voteThe Daily Telegraph, 13 September 2022: “Two of the most appealing statues of recent years – Mrs Pankhurst, in Manchester, and the locomotive designer Sir Nigel Gresley, at King’s Cross station, were both by Hazel Reeves, who deserves consideration”, Simon Heffer. Article here

The Guardian, 13 September 2022: commemoration in pictures of the life of extraordinary photographer Roger Bamber, who shot the Sir Nigel Gresley statue in my studio (photo: Roger Bamber). Article here.

Hazel Reeves and Andrew Ellis on BBC BreakfastBBC Breakfast: Statues of women, 1 July 2022: I joined ArtUK Director Andrew Ellis on BBC Breakfast. An enthusiastic Naga and Charlie asked us lots of questions about the project, public art, and the lack of representation of women in statues.

Baroness Hale of RIchmond whips off the unveilng cloth from the Our Elizabeth statueBBC North West, 8 March 2022:  features on the unveiling of the Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy statue in Congleton on International Women’s Day. (Photo Pete Stonier).


Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2021, PSSA, December 2021: “Our Emmeline, Rise Up, Women won the 2021 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture with her inspiring statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.” Article here.

For full list of media features see Media Coverage page.

I’ve been very lucky with media coverage. In December 2018 the Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling, to a 7000-strong crowd, received blanket national tv and radio news coverage, with extensive newspaper coverage. Other highlights? Being interviewed by Naga and Charlie on BBC Breakfast about statues of women; Head of Tate, Maria Balshaw, at the Charleston Festival interviewing me about public art and politics; talking to a 50,000-strong football crowd in Manchester; being in the BBC One documentary Making of a Militant with Sally Lindsay; Jeremy Paxman asking three questions about my statues on University Challenge; and the Gresley statue popping up on Have I Got News for You . Some more highlights below, with thanks to all my interviewers, filmers, and photographers (including Stuart Walker, Roger Bamber, Andy Fallon, Nigel Kingston, Steven Roberts, Helen Tither). (Photo credit for unveiling crowd, above: Our Emmeline.)