SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY LECTURE
- Wednesday 23 November 2011, 19.30
- Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students
- Admission price:
- Members and students free, £3 non-members
- Tickets are available from the University Box Office: T: 01483 686876, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
An illustrated talk by Jon Edgar
Jon Edgar is a sculptor of the Frink School, a small independent sculpture academy whose focus on the human figure remains the first source of inspiration, as it has from the earliest times. Edgar balances work in clay - portraits of sitters of whose independent stance he is appreciative - with carving by hand. Discarding the maquette as deadening to creativity and using methods of improvisation gives him the freedom to quarry things inside himself.
The image-rich lecture will touch upon the impetus behind sittings for the Sculpture Series, such as Wilfred Cass, Professor Glynn Williams, Peter Randall Page, Peter Murray and Roy Strong; and look at the search for clay in Compton, Surrey for a head that became three. New works in relief have emerged for the linked exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery - the sculptor’s discovery of an important and previously unseen 1st century Roman sculpture may subconsciously have influenced it.
To book please book online or contact the box office on 01483 686 876.
For enquiries about the event please contact Colin Ward on 01483 560562.