Sculpture Of Mary Wollstonecraft Unveiled

A long-awaited sculpture of Mary Wollstonecraft was unveiled on Newington Green, on the border between Islington and Hackney in London, on Tuesday 10 November after a decade of fundraising from grassroots campaign group Mary on the Green However, the sculpture, which depicts ‘The Mother of Feminism’, has caused division, with some labelling it as ‘disrespectful, […]

Stonemason’s Cheeky Self-Portrait Discovered

Art historian Jennifer Alexander has discovered an 800-year-old self-portrait left by a stonemason inside the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in north-west Spain. The 11-inch-tall carving was found tucked away in a corner, 40 feet off the ground. Many a schoolchild has carved their initials into a desk to leave their mark, but the unknown sculptor […]

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Outside Areas Remain Open

The outdoor areas of Wakefield’s popular Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be staying open during the second national lockdown that came into effect on 5 November. While most galleries and museums in the UK, including The Hepworth, National Coal Mining Museum, Nostell, Pontefract Castle and council-run museums in Wakefield and the indoor galleries and restaurant at […]

The Stone Used In Stonemasonry: A Quick Guide

All sorts of different materials are used in stonemasonry and it depends on the particular project as to which stone is the most suitable. Stone is one of the oldest building materials available, easy to source, very durable and incredibly attractive once in place, but it’s important to choose the right kind of stone for […]

Wallace and Gromit Sculpture Trail In Bristol

A mini sculpture trail is to be installed in a Bristol shopping centre, that features popular characters from Wallace and Gromit, as well as other Aardman Animation creations. The BBC reports that 15 cultures of the characters, including Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw will feature in the display to be installed at […]