Giant dinosaur sculpture to feature in Hatfield House exhibition

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 February 2014

Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates are co-ordinators of The Great British Sculpture Show 2014 which takes place at Hatfield House from April

Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates are co-ordinators of The Great British Sculpture Show 2014 which takes place at Hatfield House from April

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A naked lady astride a giant dinosaur will adorn the grounds of Hatfield House as part of a new sculpture exhibition opening in April.

Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates in Andew's workshop in WendoverAndrew Sinclair and Diane Coates in Andew's workshop in Wendover

The Great British Sculpture Show 2014 will showcase works by 24 of the UK’s top artists until September.

Organised by sculptors Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates, they are hoping to put the new exhibition – and Hatfield – on the map and reintroduce figurative sculpture to a new audience.

Mr Sinclair told the WHT: “I hate the word figurative because it alienates people.

“But it just means realistic.”

"There are so many brilliant sculptors in the country and they are not getting any formal recognition at all."

Diane Coates, artist, sculpture and exhibition co-ordinator

The pair are planning a host of activities to engage school children and the public during the exhibitions six month stint.

There will also be public talks, a trail around the grounds and a photography competition.

“There are so many brilliant sculptors in the country and they are not getting any formal recognition at all,” said Ms Coates, who lives in Guilford.

Mr Sinclair added: “And some of them are monumental.

“What we would like is if it becomes somewhere to go in the summer.

“It is a beautiful venue and it is well worth a visit.”

Ms Coates said she hopes the event will take place every two years.

The exhibition is also looking for a local sponsor to team up with, if you can help contact Andrew Sinclair on 01296 620099 or 07810 480884.

For more information visit www.lovescultpure.uk.com


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