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Exciting NEW series of talks on 'Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th Century to the Present Day'.

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Following our successful Spring series of talks, we are delighted to announce our new Autumn series.

Generations of women sculptors are gradually being rediscovered and acknowledged. This talented international sisterhood, many of whom have been forgotten, have skilfully practised sculpture through the centuries. Often determined, strong and resilient, they have literally left their chisel marks and fingerprints alongside those of men on the history of sculpture.

In this exciting series of online talks, experts in the field rediscover these women sculptors from past centuries helping to lift them from obscurity to reveal their life and work, and converse with living artists to explore the challenges facing female sculptors today.

Cost of attendance is only £3.50 per talk.

All talks are free for PSSA Members - join the PSSA


Series Two - The Autumn Series

Talks begin at 5.30pm UK time.

Tuesday 14 September Maria Faydherbe : a seventeenth-century sculptor in Mechelen by Dr Holly Trusted; ‘Breekbaar afgebeeld’: Anna Maria van Schurman as a sculptor by Erik Bijzet

Tuesday 21 September 'A woman among the sculptors is a phenomenon which excites wonder and demands investigation' - Women and Sculpture in Ireland by Professor Paula Murphy

Tuesday 28 September Barbara Hepworth and the Festival of Britain by Eleanor Clayton

Tuesday 5 October Princess and Pupil: new light on the sculpture of Susan Durant and Victoria, Princess Royal of Prussia by Sir Jonathan Marsden

Tuesday 12 October A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in 19th Century Rome by Professor Melissa Dabakis

Tuesday 19 October Exploring difference: Three women sculptors imaging non-European subjects in an age of Empire c.1925-1946 by Dr Jonathan Black

Tuesday 26 October 'I have created nothing really beautiful:' Augusta Savage's Practice' by Dr Jeffreen Hayes

Tuesday 2 November ‘As feminists we rejoice in your great achievement’: the sculptural work of Mary Gillick by Philip Attwood

Tuesday 9 November Women wood carvers and the School of Art Woodcarving c.1879-1930 by Ann Compton

Tuesday 16 November Mary Spencer Watson: Purbeck Sculptor by Caroline Stanford

Tuesday 23 November Gertrude Alice Meredith Williams by Phyllida Shaw

Tuesday 30 November Helen Pheby (YSP) in conversation with Holly Hendry

Main image: Gabriel Hayes working on the Aviation relief for the façade of the new Department of Industry and Commerce building in Kildare Street in Dublin in 1942.

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