If Not Now When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain

Victoria Rance LG is exhibiting ‘Wedding Dress’  in this noteworthy show of women sculptors.

This exhibition continues at The Hepworth Wakefield until September 24th. The exhibition received a four star review in The Guardian:

“The Hepworth Wakefield From flattened coffee pots to a steel wedding dress, embroidery to a rotting dessert trolley, a kaleidoscopic range of work by women sculptors is part of a vital generational study

“It is these tiny yet unlikely links that make If Not Now, When? so enticing. Pathways of conversation dash out all over the gallery. Helen Chadwick is represented in photographs and the script from In the Kitchen, her performance where a series of models function as part of kitchen appliances. The domestic setting speaks to Renate Meyer’s embroidered food packets that narrate childhood trauma and sexism, and the concept of a body, bound and pushed into a specific shape is also apparent in Victoria Rance’s steel wedding dress.”

Artists: Phyllida Barlow / Glenys Barton / Keziah Burt / Shirley Cameron / Annie Cattrell / Helen Chadwick / Ann Christopher / Lorraine Clarke / Fran Cottell / Judith Cowan / Katrina Cowling / Nicola Dale / Deborah Duffin / Carol Farrow / Sheila Gaffney / Rose Garrard / Lorna Green / Mandy Havers / Bridget Heriz / Michele Howarth / Permindar Kaur / Rosie Leventon / Liliane Lijn / Kim Lim / Kara Lyons / Renate Meyer / Cornelia Parker / Christine Kowal Post / Victoria Rance / Freddie Robins / Veronica Ryan / Amy Stephens / Pamela Storey / Wendy Taylor / Shelagh Wakely / Lois Williams

Many thanks to Griselda Pollock, Lorna Green, curatorial researchers, Dr Anna Douglas and Dr Kerry Harker, and Eleanor Clayton, Senior Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield for putting together such a timely survey of women sculptors.

Victoria Rance is also showing Pulpit 2006 at New Art Centre in Wiltshire. It is in a beautiful setting in the park alongside the Gallery, Artist’s House and Design House. The current show in the gallery is Peter Frie, The View Belongs to Everyone. Children are welcome at New Art Centre sculpture park and galleries.

New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 1BG.
It is open 7 days a week, 11am – 4pm.

Photograph courtesy of New Art Centre