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Worcestershire Sculptor Exhibits Work at The Hive

A talented local artist is exhibiting his life-size wooden sculptures at The Hive from the 12 June to 18 July.

The striking work by sculptor Ed Elliott, 28, who works as a full time artist, explores presence in sculptural objects, often using the human figure.

A collection of four of Ed Elliott’s impressive sculptures was selected by The Hive Arts Steering Group to showcase work by local artists to the public.

A spokesperson from the Steering Group said: "We are really keen to support the work of new and emerging artists, especially when their work shows a clear connection to the building. We felt that Ed's sculptures were a good fit, reflecting the sustainable materials used in The Hive."

Mr Elliott said: “Working figuratively is a direct way of me communicating with my audience. I think everyone regardless of background or language can understand or relate to something based on a figure. Sculpture is a language for me and I love it…”

After gaining national exposure for his first ambitious National Trust commission and exhibiting widely he has never seen his work in Worcester. His local profile is rising and he hopes to be considered for opportunities in and around the developing Worcestershire. “An exhibition at The Hive is such a great opportunity to show my work to the people of Worcestershire. I’m really looking forward to finally exhibiting in the City where I was born.”

The ground floor of The Hive will host a collection of the emerging artists’ recent sculptures, drawings as well as photographs of work in-situ.