A Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and Chairman of
its Public Sculpture Policy Group will be visiting North Shropshire next
week whilst her work is being exhibited at the National Art Exhibition
that is taking place at Ellesmere College.
Alongside numerous other artists with national reputations, Sioban
Coppinger, who lives and works in the village of Lambourn near Newbury,
Berkshire, is exhibiting 4 of her pieces at the inaugural Ellesmere
College Art Exhibition.
Sioban Coppinger has created numerous pieces of public art over the
last 30 years and is also an Elected Fellow of The Royal Society for
the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce. Her public work
has included The Birmingham Man, which can be found at Chamberlain
Square in Birmingham. This large bronze sculpture is of Thomas Atwood,
the 1st Birmingham MP. Another of Sioban’s pieces, the Beeston Seat,
can be found in the pedestrian shopping street in Beeston, Nottingham.
One of Sioban’s favourite pieces can be found at the Marie Curie
Hospital in Glasgow. The piece, called Flight of 18 Doves is a creation
of handprint casts from the Hospice’s patients, staff the local
Some of her more recent work is currently in a touring exhibition
with ART AT THE EDGE a consortium promoting maquettes and sculptures
representing the Olympics which will open at the OXO Building, South
Bank London during the Games this summer.
Sioban’s recent private commissions have included 2 life size doves
made from handprints for a garden, a heron made of leaves and a large
mixed media drawing of stoats playing. She is also currentlyin talks
with Birmingham City Council about creating a piece of public sculpture
for a central site refurbishment.
Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, commented, ‘We are delighted that
Sioban and a host of nationally known artists have agreed to exhibit
their work at the School and we look forward to Big School being filled
with an array of artistic creations. We invite members of the public to
join us for this prestigious event. Visitors are welcome to explore the
school and grounds and light refreshments, lunches and suppers will be
Preview evening Wednesday 6th June 7 – 9pm, Thursday 7th – Saturday
9th June 11am – 9pm , Sunday 10th June 11am – 2pm.Further details can
be found at www.ellesmere.com
or by contacting Doris Taylor on 01691 626541 firstname.lastname@example.org
20th September 2012 Back to News