Hazel Reeves wins Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Commission

Hazel Reeves has been selected as the sculptor of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in Manchester.

Hazel’s design was the unanimous choice of the selection panel, won the popular vote and was the only maquette to be snapped up at the auction of the various pieces.

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Reeves – Pankhurst view 1

A limited edition of a further eleven copies of the 40 cm high maquette will be produced and are available for purchase. To enquire please contact Andrew Simcock  at andrew4didsbury@gmail.com

To read more about Hazel go to http://www.hazelreeves.com

Hazel Reeves was unveiled as the winner of the shortlisting competition at a launch event on Tuesday, 4th April in St Peter’s Square, Manchester where the statue will be located.

Hazel will be involved in an extensive programme of community engagement in Manchester over the next two years.

Commenting on her selection Andrew Simcock ,Chair of the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue campaign, said:

“I am delighted for HazelReeves. Since first meeting her eighteen months ago she has impressed me with her passion for women’s rights and gender equality, her enthusiasm for the project and her willingness to engage in the broader educational opportunities that this project will unlock.  We’ve also seen through the public voting process how much her design has touched and connected with people, which is an important part of Emmeline’s legacy.”

“I am really looking forward to working with Hazel as we now turn our attention towards the next stage of the project; raising the money required for the creation of the statue.”

Helen Pankhurst, Emmeline’s great granddaughter, says, “Over the last few months the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Committee met some very impressive sculptors and saw some wonderful ideas take shape.  The selection of a single winner has not been easy.  Nevertheless, Hazel’s creation has rightly risen to the top. It is memorable and evocative, a simple and yet very powerful evocation of one of the most iconic women in history.”