The T5 Gallery is pleased to now be representing established sculptor Richard Thornton.
With over twenty-five years’ experience as a professional sculptor/site specific artist Richard has successfully completed more than 45 public art commissions for a variety of private, local authority and individual clients, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham; ASDA; University of Bradford; Morrison’s and Bio City, Nottingham.
Alongside his commissioned work he has continually developed his own practice producing collections of work exploring techniques from bronze casting to construction and focusing on subjects from the human body to abstraction to organic forms.
Three striking works in polished stainless steel and bronze are now on display in the gallery with further information available on our Artist page.
Honouring the life of William Shakespeare, the site of the New Place has undergone a £6 million development project and features three gardens that are linked with paths, trees and a variety of sculptures one of which is “Mind’s Eye Tree” sculptured by Jill Berelowitz.
Jill met with HRH The Prince of Wales on the 23rd of April, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, to view the maquette for the commission due to be unveiled at the opening of Shakespeare’s New Place in July.
Michael Speller has recently completed a new public commission located at the historic Greenwich market. It was unveiled by the Duke of York on April 20th and coincides with the completion of a large restoration project for the market.
Michael’s sculpture, entitled ‘Encompass’ incorporates 210 bronze figures that form a bronze sphere. The work references the nearby Royal Naval College and the figures themselves are silhouettes of seamen, workers from the past and present.
“I have been fortunate enough to have seen my sculptures travel to many parts of the world. The opportunity to deliver a commission locally in the heart of Greenwich my home town for the past 30 years feels like a joyous return in the wake of a long voyage of my own.” – Michael Speller