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The Society of Portrait Sculptors

The Gallery

28 Cork Street



Monday 16 May – Saturday 21 May 2011

Mon, Tue & Friday 10am to 5pm

Wed & Thurs 10am to 7pm

Saturday 10am to 3pm

The Society of Portrait Sculptors’ annual open exhibition is the UK’s only forum for

contemporary portrait sculpture.

Now in its 48th year, the exhibition extends a warm welcome to practising sculptors,

students and art lovers, whether familiar with or new to the form.

An ideal hunting ground for designers or individuals seeking inspiration for

commissions, the exhibition showcases some 65 figurative sculptures, around one

third of which are chosen from open submissions by non-members.

Emerging talent will feature alongside the widely acclaimed work of members and

the Masterwork for 2011: a posthumous terracotta bust (c1732) of Anthony Ashley-

Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury by Rysbrack, whose legacy includes Isaac Newton

and 15 other monuments in Westminster Abbey.

The exhibition will also launch the Society’s new training DVD which features four 30

minute films of highly regarded sculptors Paul W Fletcher FRBS, Neal French FRBS,

Vlasta Prachatická and Brian Taylor FRBS at work in their studios.

Entry: Free

Note to Editors

The DVD will also be available via the Society of Portrait Sculptors’ website, price