Parndon Mill, Summer 2017
Notes from Friends Newsletter:
This summer one of our foremost sculptors will be exhibiting once again at Parndon Mill Gallery. In the show entitled ‘Observation and Insight’ she will have bronze and resin casts of current and past work.
She is well represented in the town and the Gibberd Garden and many will be familiar with the concrete eagles at the entrance, commissioned by Sir Fredrick in 1977. Lady Patricia Gibberd purchased a ‘Tower’ in 1972 as her wedding gift for her husband and another of the series was acquired by the Trust for Bishopsfield.
Her first exhibition of sculpture in Harlow was in a group show at the Playhouse Gallery, curated by Lady Gibberd, which she helped mount in 1978.
She has since produced pieces for Harlow Art Trust and privately for the Gibberd Garden. We have three works in the Gibberd Gallery: ‘Screen’, the bronze version of Sir Fredrick’s portrait and a maquette of a tower, ‘City’.
‘Julia’, was relocated to the Playhouse and replaced with a resin cast in Sewell Harris Close, The Stow.
Still creative at the age of 87, Gerda continues to explore ways of capturing the figure in motion. Her works are a delight.
The Friends would like to offer its members free transport to Parndon Mill Gallery on Friday 11th August. We could arrange several pick up points in the town if you wish to book a place on the Combus. If interested please ring Lin Hilton on 01279 415007, so arrangements can be made. Please note that the show runs till 17th September and is free entry.