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Holmfirth Artweek – Our Summer Exhibition

Exhibition July 6th – 13th, 10am – 5pm

As the largest fringe venue of Holmfirth Artweek, Sculpture Lounge plan to push the boat out once again:

Our exhibition space will be filled with work from both our resident artists and specially invited guests, there will be food, drinks and entertainment during the opening weekend and the individual studios are open to visitors from Monday 8th – Saturday 13th

Preview Night

Friday 5th July, 6pm – 10pm
Live music from the Plummer Drummer, bar & canapés
(Please park in Holmbridge Village Hall carpark)

Sunday Social

Sunday 7th, 10am – 5pm
Coffee, Cake & Live Music
(other drinks also available)

Holmfirth Artweek is a fundraising event. A commission of 20% is charged on sales with all proceeds being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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My work placement at Sculpture Lounge

For my work placement I shadowed skilled joiner and craftsman, Allan Robinson for a week.

Initially, I didn’t realise that my placement with Allan’s business ‘The Secret Shed Company’ is only one alongside many others within in a thriving design community at the Sculpture Lounge in Holmbridge.

Normally, Allan is busy building bespoke shed and garden buildings but early in July Holmfirth hosts Artwork and annual event which raises money for charity.

In the build up to Artweek, Sculpture Lounge prepare their venue (one of many across Holmfirth) and even though each individual business has their own work to complete, everyone pulls together to make the studio ready for the public.

To contribute to the Art week, I and Allan designed and made a bar. This was made completely from scrap materials that were existent in the building. This kept an original, rustic aesthetic to the bar, cementing its’ place as a useful piece of furniture for the week.

I’ve had a great week, the mood within the building can only be described as warm and friendly and I can’t wait to see the exhibition in full flow.

Ewan

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Featured Artist – June

Jamie Frost is a figurative sculptor and draughtsman who was recently awarded membership of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Last year he completed a major group of works for an exhibition which is now touring. The Way of All Flesh consists of three large sculptures carved from Oak, Ash and Holly, along with nearly seventy smaller works and drawings. The tour opened in Halifax last summer and it has made appearances in Manchester, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Nottingham and London. You can see the collection, including many new pieces of work, at Astley Hall in Chorley from 13th July- 1st Sept this summer.

Jamie spent the earlier part of his career making work in various media, but was particularly drawn to the rhythms and pace of carving. After many years carving stone he received a gift of some wood carving gouges and was seduced. He began creating portraits from large pieces of elm which won acclaim, making regular appearances with the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Jamie joined the Sculpture Lounge 6 years ago and, encouraged by his new studio mates, developed some ceramic pieces. The relative speed of the material allowed Jamie to elevate his portraiture into figurative work, resulting in a large commission for a private client. The work came full circle as he brought his new understanding of the figure to the carved wooden sculptures in his exhibition.

All of Jamie’s work is figurative. Human shapes speak simply of humanity. His sculptures may be splintered, sawn or split, yet there’ll always be a beady eye or a delicately placed hand carved among the splinters.

‘I want to make connections with my work, the shape of an eyelid can make all the difference. I’ve learnt to trust in an emotional state and be led towards the incremental changes that affect an artwork’s power. I love the qualities of wood when it is worked viciously- split, cleaved, dented and splintered, particularly alongside delicate sculpted forms. It’s a material of superb contrasts which can also be shaped with tenderness, revealing it’s vulnerability.’

During our exhibition for Holmfirth Artweek Jamie will be exhibiting drawings from The Way of All Flesh. You will also be able to see, for the first time, works on paper from his new project Modulus of Rupture.

Jamie is one of the teaching artists here at the Sculpture Lounge see more. He leads a small number of short courses and is also very involved with the tuition of local people on a weekly basis.

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Summer Exhibition – July 5th – 12th

As the largest fringe venue of Holmfirth Artweek, Sculpture Lounge plan to push the boat out once again:

Our exhibition space will be filled with work from both our resident artists and specially invited guests, there will be food, drinks and entertainment during the opening weekend and the studios are open to visitors throughout the week.

Holmfirth Artweek is a fundraising event. A commission of 20% is charged on sales with all proceeds being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Spring has sprung in Holmbridge

We are pleased to report that the chill of winter is finally leaving the refrigerated stone of our adoptive home and as it warms up our thoughts turn to welcoming visitors to upcoming events.
Alongside the more complex logistics of large group shows like Holmfirth Artweek many of our number also have courses & masterclasses to prepare for. Encouraging the progression of others through teaching has been important to the development of creative practitioners since time-immemorial.


Courses & Masterclass

Masterclasses

With sessions lasting several hours over 1 – 5 days, these classes give students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the creative process, supported by highly-experienced practitioners.

Students travel from across the globe to learn with us!

Weekly Classes

These shorter weekly sessions allow student to develop under the expert tutelage & support of knowledgeable educators.

If you would like to learn a new skill or develop further your own existing practice take a look at our teaching page

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Georgia’s Sculpture Lounge Experience

During this week I worked in the Sculpture Lounge, it was a fantastic experience.

I worked with many different artists, creating and learning different things.

Everything was amazing apart from the fact that it was warmer outside than it was in. Everyone I met, Sid (the dog) included were extremely friendly.

I’d love to come back one day and maybe even have a studio of my own.