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Royal Society of Sculptors

108 Old Brompton Rd

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The sculptor William Pye FRBS is best known for working in metal, stone and especially water. He is also passionate about film, documenting his art and life for the past five decades.

Pye’s first films were shot using Super 8 film. In 1974 he bought a 16mm camera to make “Reflections”, commissioned by the Arts Council. “Since then, I have gone through many video cameras, ranging from the huge and clunky to the neat and small,” he says.

To coincide with an exhibition of Pye's film, this event brings together the artist in conversation with film maker Ian Helliwell, chaired by Helen Pheby (Senior Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park).

“I realised early on in my career as a sculptor that if I was to be successful I would have to sell my work and consequently be prepared to part with it. This prompted me to photograph everything I made before it passed out of my life. As soon as I began introducing moving water I needed no persuasion to add movie to the on-going record of my development, to give a better understanding of the essence of what I strive for,” he says.

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