The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate in Sherwood Forest has been inhabited by vast feathered sculptures created by
Kate Mccgwire, the winner of the Royal Academy of Arts’ Sculpture Award at the 2018 Summer Exhibition. Entitled ‘Dichotomy’ and on show until 2nd
January, it contains more than 40 works. Feathers, quills, lead, fabric and drawings all feature as the renowned British sculptor, who grew up on the Norfolk Broads, uses natural materials to explore the play of opposites. Kate Mccgwire’s works are described as ‘familiar yet otherworldly, beautiful and disquieting, tranquil and malicious.’ One vast piece has been created from more than 30,000 naturally moulted feathers sent to the artist by racing pigeon enthusiasts from all over the UK. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004 her uncanny sculptures have been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery (London), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and recently at Glasstress, an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale.
‘Flux 2017’ by Kate Mccgwire