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
Ben Dearnley: Australian public sculpture commission
Sculptor Ben Dearnley has recently completed a prestigious large scale public commission for the Two Rivers Wines vineyard at Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.
Entitled ‘Custodians of the Landscape’, the commission consists of a number of sculptures throughout the landscape using natural stone sourced directly from the vineyard. The official unveiling was made by Australian actress Sigrid Thornton.