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Heads at the Tower: A Retrospective by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman

HM The Queen, Sculpture by Frances Segelman

Over 20 celebrities will gather on 25 October 2016, each with a unique bust of themselves by royal sculptor Frances Segelman as part of a major retrospective of her work being held in aid of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association. The event will take place at the Tower of London.

A pantheon of royals and notables are featured in this exhibition of life-like bronze sculptures by Frances Segelman, which sees HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales, sit alongside entertainment stars Sir Bruce ForsythHonor Blackman, Elaine Paige, and the bust of Downtown Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes, that will be unveiled for the first time.

Sir Bruce Forsyth, sculpture by Frances Segelman

Other stars being showcased include Sir Derek JacobiDame Antoinette Sibley, Dame Edna Everage, Jilly Cooper and “Queen of Harps” Catrin Finch who will give a harp recital at the exhibition launch.

Along with Frances’ bronzes, work by Victoria Perloff, Josette Aitman and Simon Tarrant will be on show, forming a display which juxtaposes classic figurative and avant-garde abstract pieces.

As well as exhibiting previous and new work, Frances Segelman will also create a live sculpture on the night in only two hours – a practice she has mastered with positive thinking. The celebrity sitter is yet to be announced. 

In the interview bellow, Frances Segelman tells us more about her show and her work with the Stroke Association, and the other artists give us insights into how they feel in relation to being part of this exhibition.


Posted in: News on October 10, 2016 by...