June 2013

BD FOS

Ben Dearnley at the Festival of Stone

The Festival of Stone brings together carvers of stone from all over the world to celebrate the power of stone sculpture. T5 Gallery artist Ben Dearnley was commissioned to create one of the larger works over the full 10 days and chose ‘The Father of The Bicycle Industry’ James Starley as his subject. Ben’s sculpture was a 5 tonne head fragment opened up inside to show his invention emerging as a thought.

Along with this principle commission, Ben also led one of the evening Seminars, Exploring the Creative Mind, as well as taking part in the final judging panel to select the overall event winner.

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