Explore the making process and progression of both modernist sculptor Ronald Pope (1920-1997) and of a series of artists who have all won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award over the last 19 years. All artists were based in Derbyshire and their exploration of the landscape and people gives the work on display a sense of place.
The first exhibition shows work from artists that have previously won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award from their residency in Derbyshire alongside some of their work today and explores their different creative journeys since then. The Vickers Award is one of the most prestigious art competitions in the country and receives international recognition.
The second exhibition focuses on the Derbyshire sculptor, Ronald Pope, who created works in stone, metal and wood that can be found in dozens of locations across the Midlands. The exhibition shows approximately 60 works, which is the largest retrospective of Pope’s work to date.
Cover Images (L-R):Detail of Yellow Path (Deborah) by Eleanor May Watson, oil on canvas © Foundation Derbyshire. Sculpture by Ronald Pope, bronze on a stone base © Artist’s Estate/Derby Museums. Detail of Mashing Mugs by Bartholomew Beal, oil on canvas © Foundation Derbyshire. Sculpture by Ronald Pope, steel on a marble base © Artist’s Estate/Derby Museums.
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