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