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British artist, Sophie Ryder, is renowned for her large-scale open-air sculptures of animals and mystical hybrid creatures. Among her cast of characters, the Lady Hare features often, either alone or paired with her male counterpart, the Minotaur. Best known for her sculptures made of twisted wire, the artist was encouraged to work in bronze by her friend and mentor Elisabeth Frink and has also employed plaster, sheet metal and marble.
Her solo exhibition filling all three spaces of the Djanogly Gallery offers a more intimate glimpse into Ryder’s studio practice including a selection of smaller-scale sculptures alongside drawings and prints of her favoured subjects. The installation Temple to the 200 Rabbits – guaranteed to be a sure-fire success with our youngest visitors – commands a gallery of its own.
Families can pick up an Arts Investiagor pack from Gallery Desk to learn more about the exhibition.
Photos by Ellis Robinson
Saturday 12 November-Sunday 29 JanuaryGallery Café
Russell Wilson makes exquisite bird sculptures using the technique of needle felting, a process that turns wool fibres into three-dimensional form.
Friday 25 NovemberDjanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts
In this lecture Jon Benington considers the development of the artist’s sculptural practice from the 1990s and her expanding range of media from wire.
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