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Installation of ‘The Sisters’ will resume when restrictions are lifted!
Best wishes, and keep safe! 🙏
– from the socially distancing sculptor.
Thank you to Mike Ford, the volunteers and the local businesses who made construction of the concrete base for my Sculpture such a great day in beautiful Ellesmere!
1. Assistant Ewan, inscribing the template in the rain!
2. Construction of the armatures, prior to transportation to the barn studio for the next stage: Clay modelling, etc.
“We are pleased to commission Nick Eames to create ‘The Sisters’ sculpture to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Eglantyne and Dorothy Jebb, who were born in Ellesmere, Shropshire. One hundred years ago they set up the ‘Save the Children’ Fund, at a meeting in the Albert Hall, and it has continued to carry out its vital humanitarian role across the world until the present day.
During 2019-20 in Ellesmere, Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative is celebrating the work of these extraordinary, but largely forgotten, sisters through a range of local events and activities. These include a research programme, talks and exhibitions, a day Seminar on April 1st 2020 and the creation of a Jebb Garden which will feature Nick’s Sisters sculpture as a permanent tribute to the women.
The Jebb Garden to be sited in the mere-side public gardens will also feature an interactive ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Refuge’ sculpture, representing the journeys of refugee children displaced by conflict and natural disasters.”