Evenley artist's sculpture to feature in prestigious London show

An Evenley-based artist, Wendy Freestone, has been chosen from thousands of entrants to feature in this year's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.

Thursday, 29th June 2017, 5:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:57 am

The prestigious London exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission competition and receives over 12,000 entries every year.

It’s also the only exhibition that shows a selection of works by unknown artists’ alongside collections by established artists.

Specialising in bronze and aluminium figurative sculptures in group formation, Wendy’s collection, ‘Watching’, focuses on the family, community and a sense of belonging.

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The limited edition sculptures currently feature alongside work by top artists Eileen Cooper, Yinka Shonibare, Tracey Emin and Gilbert and George.

In addition, Wendy’s work was featured in a BBC2 programme on this year’s Summer Exhibition.

Wendy said: “I was completely elated to be selected and the response to my collection has been fantastic - it’s also been fascinating to hear people’s interpretations of the sculptures.

“The Summer Exhibition is a great way to showcase and support unknown artists and seeing my work alongside established artists has been a definite career highlight.”

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition runs until August 20 in London with tickets starting at £14.

For further information www.royalacademy.org.uk