How To Make Public Sculpture Happen with Andrew Simcock
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Today, Lucy Branch, talks to Andrew Simcock, labour councillor for Didsbury East, who had a realisation that there was something wrong with public sculpture in Manchester: there was only one monument to a woman, Queen Victoria. He decided change needed to happen and threw his energy and entrepreneurial mind into getting a sculpture of, Emmeline Pankhurst, made for Manchester.
He's now onto his next campaign, bringing about a monument to, Emily Williamson, the founder of The Royal Society for The Protection of Birds. Andrew won't stop there, he wants to see 50 public monuments of women created around the country by 2028 to coincide with the anniversary of when Women in England, Wales and Scotland received the vote on the same terms as men (over the age of 21) as a result of the Representation of the People Act 1928.
Andrew's advice to sculptors about what it takes to win a major competition is insightful and valuable to anyone hoping to see their work immortalised in the public realm.
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