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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

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