Television presenter Eamonn Holmes was sculpted last night by celebrity sculptor Frances Segelman at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden at a packed event in support of Gesher School, a unique independent primary school that provides a specialist learning environment for children with special educational needs.
Frances says of her latest commission, “Eamonn came to interview me and asked if I had time, could I ‘knock up a little sculpture’ of him? Then Jonathan Sands, who owns the London Film Museum, offered the venue free of charge for the Gesher School charity event, so last night we had 250 guests watching me sculpt Eamonn live. The evening included a Q&A, which was such fun as Eamonn is hilarious, I hope I captured his wonderful sense of humour.”
The bust of Eamonn Holmes was completed by Frances Segelman in front of a VIP audience in less than two hours, she explains “I think I am unique in creating such fast live sculptures – rather like a photograph I want to capture in clay a single moment of time – my best and most fluid work is done in this way.”
As part of Frances’ sculpting event at the London Film Museum, 8 contemporary artists and sculptors exhibited and sold their artwork, with proceeds being donated to Gesher School for children with special educational needs. The artists exhibiting included: Alexander Lumsden, Estelle Ellis, Josette Aitman, Matthew Robinson, Rebecca Jayne Salter, Roger Bennie, Simon Tarrant, Victoria Perloff.