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Monmouth School for Girls, Hereford Road, Monmouth.
The lecture will be followed by tea and cake and the opportunity to view works in situ at the venue
An illustrated lecture tracing the sculptor’s journey. With strong maritime links he has produced work in the maritime Quarter, Swansea and in Plymouth. Also ecclesiastical work and restoration work on the Severn Valley Railway.
Since graduating from Newcastle University he has worked constantly on projects, often associated with maritime topics. In Wales he completed the Merchant Navy Memorial in Barry in 1996 and was also sculptor to the City of Swansea for a decade working on commissions in the Maritime Quarter. In 1994 he was commissioned by the Captain Scott Society to carve a life size marble bust of petty Officer Edgar Evans.
In St. Mary’s Priory Church Monmouth, you can see a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, carved by Philip. There are also a number of his works in the Monmouth schools as he is an old Monmouthian.
Philip was taught by Jonah Jones at Newcastle and has retained a love of medieval techniques and a purity of line.We are grateful to Monmouth School for Girls for hosting this event which will allow you to examine a number of Philip’s works, including relief panels, a statue and a bird bath at close quarters.