This month I received the fabulous news that I have been formally elected as a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors. I am honoured to be part of this historical Society. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my career up to this point. I am so thankful to my supporters, collectors, collaborators, and kind people - who connect with my work, motivate and inspire me every day.
It is an honour to be part of this wonderful network, and a society with royal patronage which leads the conversation about sculpture today. The history of the society itself is really fascinating and has been a cornerstone of first the British art world and then the international art world, so I share a little insight below…
The Society was established in 1905, receiving royal patronage in 1911, and seeks to support U.K. and international artists working in sculpture. They work to raise awareness of sculpture in general, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Patron.
When the Society was established in 1905 with 51 members, it included all the leading sculptors of the day. The founder members were Sir Thomas Brock RA (President), Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge (Treasurer), Sir George Frampton RA, William Silver Firth, Frank Lynn Jenkins, Thomas Stirling Lee, David McGill, Sir William Reynolds-Stephens and Francis Derwent Wood RA.
The Royal Society of Sculptors is an artist led, membership organisation who support and connect sculptors throughout their careers and lead the conversation about sculpture today through exhibitions and events for all.
The Society was created more than 100 years ago to champion contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it. Today we welcome everyone interested in exploring this art form and its many possibilities.
'We are based in London’s South Kensington, a few minutes’ walk from its great museums, in a beautiful listed building called Dora House. Come and join in the conversation, through exhibitions, artists’ talks and creative workshops . We invite you to view the world from a different perspective, to dig deep into the practice of individual sculptors and to challenge the way you think. -RSS
Recent sculptures by Nicola Anthony