Like many other organisations, the Surrey Sculpture Society has had to change its plans due to the current circumstances, including having to adapt its first live event of 2021 into a virtual online exhibition. The Society launched its Sculpture Showcase arts event via its website – surreysculpture.org.uk – in February and it is available to access throughout March and April.
The event had previously been planned to take place within the cathedral-like setting of the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. But when the event became another casualty of the Covid shutdown, the Society decided to create an alternative way to present the work of its members with an online virtual exhibition. Despite the change of venue, the Society has retained many of the original features of the exhibition. Visitors to the Society’s website are still able to immerse themselves, not only in the sculpture and paintings on display, but there is also the opportunity to view artist demonstrations using video content. All the works of art featured in the virtual exhibition are for sale.
Caroline Wheaton, the SSS exhibition manager for the event, commented:
“It is so good that technology has allowed us to present our Sculpture Showcase online. Whilst it is always difficult to bring 3D work alive in a 2D setting, we have nevertheless brought together a broad selection of sculpture and art that celebrates both the depth of talent amongst our members, as well as the extent of their creative practice.
“We hope that the public will join us online for a fun, virtual showing of our work. In line with our intentions for the live exhibition, visitors will also be able to see a number of demonstration videos, showing our sculptors using a range of techniques and materials. Despite the difference in format, we hope that our virtual exhibition will provide a positive, cultural start to the year!”
Surrey Sculpture Society members are a successful group of emerging and professional sculptors and their 3D work is combined with other 2D works of art, including prints and paintings. All the art is for sale.
Access to the SSS Virtual Exhibition is FREE via the Surrey Sculpture Society’s website.
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