Head for the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield to see an exhibition which focuses on the work of sculptor Vivien Whitaker and English alabaster, a material soon to be extinct.
Vivien is an associate member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors and the LBT exhibition links with a show of her work at the first gallery Vivien ever visited, the Towneley Art Gallery in Burnley.
The show reveals her long ‘love affair’ with English alabaster and search for authenticity through ‘direct carving’ and stripping away the superfluous.
Vivien has used all aspects of this soon to be extinct stone to stimulate a range of our senses in an exhibition called what else but, Source Of Inspiration.
The work will be enhanced by alabaster dust montages and the sounds of alabaster created from a lithophone.
As part of the exhibition Viven has donated a sculpture to the LBT.
Day Dreaming’ (2012) is more lyrical, encouraging the viewer to visualise their own dreams within the work.
A rolling visual presentation about Source of Inspiration is being shown concurrently at the LBT and the Gallery On The Green, Settle – an art Gallery in a traditional English phone box, quite possibly the smallest art gallery in the world.
Vivien trained with Peter Hibbard, a former assistant to Henry Moore, who is an elected member of the Royal British Society Of Sculptors.
See her work in Huddersfield until December 14.