Movement and Structure in Sculpture
The documentary is an intriguing insight into the life of Lynn Chadwick CBE (1914-2003), one of Britain’s foremost sculptors whose work is exhibited worldwide.
Chadwick was local to Stroud and the evening includes an introduction by the director and some thoughts by Rungwe Kingdon founder of Pangolin Editions. Kingdon started his career as apprentice to the sculptor and knew him well. The screening lasts about 40 minutes and there will be space for Q & A after the film.
Event time: Tue 19th Mar at 8:00pm
At a glance
- Insightful documentary about a leading artist from the local area
- Hosted by the director
- Special guest Rungwe Kingdon of Pangolin Editions, internationally acclaimed foundry in Stroud
What will participants gain
- Insight into a unique approach to sculpture and the arts
- Views of monumental metal sculptures in landscape setting
- Knowledge of a respected local character
This documentary film was commissioned by the family during the artist’s later years alongside his retrospective at Tate Britain in 2003. Narrated by his daughter Sarah, this is a fascinating look at the life and career of Lynn Chadwick CBE (1914-2003), one of Britain’s foremost sculptors whose sculptures and drawings are displayed worldwide. He lived locally at Lypiatt Park near Stroud for almost 50 years, creating a remarkable workspace and landscape for showcasing his work.
Through interviews with experts and those that knew him well, it tells the story of how he went from being a struggling artist to winning the coveted Venice Biennale Sculpture prize in 1956. It shows how he worked and the materials he used.
Special guest Rungwe Kingdon and Claude Koenig worked intensively for Lynn Chadwick as students and founded Pangolin Editions in 1984. Collaborating with some of the foremost contemporary artists, Pangolin has grown into the largest sculpture foundry in Britain, with international acclaim. They also manage galleries, a charity, projects in Africa and a sculpture park as well as commissioning books, films and exhibitions.
Tickets will be available on the door but we recommend booking online in advance as events can sell out. There will be a bar at the event.
Concession prices are offered in the spirit of inclusiveness and trust. If this is appropriate for your financial situation, you are welcome to book the event on this basis.
Peter Moseley is an experienced director and director of photography on feature films, drama, commercials and documentaries for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 including Horizon, Arena and Panorama. He films events at Hawkwood and premiered his documentary on the river Severn ‘The River’ as part of Stroud Film Festival in 2017.
He recently filmed the opening of a major exhibition at Museum de Fundatie, Amsterdam presenting Giacometti-Chadwick entitled Facing Fear which brought together the work of Giacometti and Chadwick to stunning effect.
Alan Bowness wrote of Lynn Chadwick's works “Quite apart from the distinguished and highly original quality of his imagination is the beauty and sensitivity of execution that impresses”.