My next two day workshop is on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April.Carve your own sculpture on my weekend workshop. Take home your own three dimensional work of art. No experience necessary.
Price £120 includes the use of stone carving tools, stone block and refreshments.
To book - Email - email@example.com
Telephone - 07952367143
A retrospective exhibition of the work of highly regarded local sculptor Melanie Wilks will open to the public at Batley Art Gallery on Saturday 21st November. Showcasing a range of Melanie’s artwork and also including drawings, the main focus of the exhibition will be more recent sculpture which strikes a balance between abstraction and figuration.
Artist Melanie has worked extensively in commissioned sculpture with many eye-catching works sited throughout the country. Several sculptures in Morley celebrate the town’s industrial past, whilst another depicts Ernie Wise ‘bringing sunshine’: at the age of thirteen Ernie won a talent competition at Morley Pavilion, and his statue is positioned facing towards that same pavilion, raising his hat as if in salutation to the starting place of his illustrious career in show business.
Other local sculptures that may be familiar include a series of mosaics at Woodkirk, and a statue of Harriet Tubman created for Black History Month and sited permanently at Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War.
Melanie creates her sculptures at her studio on Mill Street West in Saviletown, Dewsbury. She teaches a wide variety of stone carving skills from her base in Dewsbury, and at other venues around the country.
Mark Milnes, Exhibitions Coordinator at the gallery, says “it’s unusual for us to have exhibitions of sculpture – particularly solo shows like this one. I think it’s quite a coup for the gallery to display pieces by someone working with the professionalism and consistency that Melanie shows.” Melanie’s website gives further details of her work - find out more at www.melaniewilks.com.
The exhibition runs until 30th January 2016 and entry is free.
had a lovely day teaching stone carving in the Calder gallery at the Hepworth. The students carved some wonderful carvings in relief. Excellent work in just a day and all carved from Maltese limestone.
Thinking of a different gift idea for Christmas ? Then why not treat that special person to my one day stone relief carving workshop on Saturday 16th of January 2016. No experience necessary and use of stone carving tools and stone for carving included in the price. To book please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org phone 07952 367 143 or fill in the form in my stone carving course page on my website www.melaniewilks,com
Only a couple of places left on my Medieval Stonecarving workshop this Saturday 14th at the Hepworth Wakefield, to book call 01924 247398 or email email@example.com