Sculptor offers innovative work to help Alzheimer’s Society

Balby Street Primary School pupils take a look round the Hilary Cartmel sculpture exhibiton at Doncaster Museum.
Balby Street Primary School pupils take a look round the Hilary Cartmel sculpture exhibiton at Doncaster Museum.
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LIKE the look of the latest exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery?

Sculptor Hilary Cartmel, from Styrrup, near Doncaster, has decided to let a couple of visitors to the show take one of them home with them!

Hilary is raffling off two of the works in the exhibition, with the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

These youngsters from a Doncaster primary school were the first to catch a glimpse of the works in the show. Pupils from Balby Street Primary School, Conisbrough, were the guests at the launch of the sculptor’s display at the Chequer Road venue.

The exhibition consists of work made over 18 months, in particular a series of ‘dreaming heads’ with their minds’ imaginations made solid.

The sculptures are made in stainless steel with other materials including cast bronze, cast glass, glass mosaic and wood and are described as exploring notions of declining faculties and physical failure which confront us all as we age.

A museum spokesman said: “Regular visitors to Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery will be familiar with Hilary’s work as she has exhibited at the Museum’s annual Open Art exhibition, and in 2009 was the winner of the first prize in that exhibition.”

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: “Hilary is a well established artist with an impressive portfolio of work and we are looking forward to welcoming her back to Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery with her latest exhibition.

“Her striking metal work sculptures look set to be thought-provoking and intriguing.”

Hilary makes large scale artwork for public sites and has completed more than 60 projects from London to Edinburgh in both rural and urban settings.

Her clients are private individuals, large and small organisations, local authorities, the National Health Service and community organisation.

She designed the screens that line the runways in the bus station in Rotherham and the gates to the competitors’ entrance at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

Her exhibition runs until Tuesday May 17.