Dr. Hannah Higham joins judging panel for Royal Academy of Sculptors residency award

Friday, 22 May 2020

Dr. Hannah Higham, our Curator at Henry Moore Collections & Exhibitions will join the judging panel for a new creative residency  announced by the Royal Society of Sculptors.


The new creative retreat is open to women members of the Royal Society of Sculptors, allowing the selected sculptor to spend creative time in the peaceful setting of The Red House, Benjamin Britten's former home in Suffolk.

For Britten – one of the foremost composers of the 20th century – a quiet place to compose was absolutely essential. He was fortunate enough to find this at The Red House, on the outskirts of Aldeburgh, Suffolk where he spent the last two decades of his life.

The selected sculptor will have the opportunity to spend two, two week periods at the Red House, plus a £1,000 stipend to cover food, transport and materials for the total four weeks, supported by the Fedora Gleichen Fund.

The residency award will be judged by a panel of influential members of the arts community. Our Curator, Dr Hannah Higham, will join Sculptor Laura Ford and Sarah Bardwell, Executive Director of Britten Pears Arts to select the eventual winner.

For more information on the Red House Residency, including how to enter, please visit the Royal Society of Sculptors opportunity pages.

The Royal Society of Sculptors

The Royal Society of Sculptors is an artist led, membership organisation. They support and connect sculptors throughout their careers and lead the conversation about sculpture today through exhibitions and events for all.

The Society was created more than 100 years ago to champion contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it. Today the Society welcomes everyone interested in exploring this art form and its many possibilities.

Britten Pears Arts

The Red House, Aldeburgh is part of Britten Pears Arts a registered charity that grew out of the work, music and lives of Benjamin Britten and his life partner Peter Pears. The charity’s activities include running the famous Aldeburgh Festival, presenting a year round programme of musical events in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, extensive health and wellbeing work and a broad ranging education and community programme.

Our cast of Henry Moore's sculpture Reclining Figure: Bunched is currently on loan to Snape Maltings.

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