Sculpted by Nature at Harestanes

Published: Friday, 28th August 2015

‘Sculpted by Nature’ at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre showcases Angela Hunter’s sculptures in a range of subjects including cats, penguins, hares and snails.

The Galashiels-born artist graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999 with ‘Plaster Sheep’, a degree show which drew considerable attention at the time and continues to be a popular feature in sculpture exhibitions. Several of the life-size sheep feature in the gallery at Harestanes.

While Angela Hunter’s bronzes are collected by individuals and organisations ranging from former Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher to the University of Strathclyde, she is also known locally for her large-scale work at Hawick’s Heritage Hub. Commissioned by the Clan Turnbull Association, it shows William de Rule’s monumental tussle with a raging bull.

Speaking from her Innerleithen studio, Angela Hunter

“The journey which ends with a 3D bronze piece is a long one but I never tire of the process which always begins with careful observation and sketching.”

Harestanes Centre Manager, Michael Scott

“We are delighted that Harestanes is both showcasing Angela Hunter’s sculptures in this exhibition and also celebrating a Scottish Borders success story. Visitors will have an opportunity to see just why Angela is such an in-demand artist.”

‘Sculpted by Nature’ is open daily in the Gallery at Harestanes from 10am to 5pm from Saturday 29 August to Thursday 1 October.

Angela Hunter presents an illustrated talk ‘Taking the Bull by the Horns’ at Harestanes on Sunday 6 September 2.30-3.30pm. Cost will be adult £3 and child £2. Contact Harestanes to book.

More information about Harestanes is available on our website or by phoning 01835 830306.