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Michelle Reader // Recycled Sculpture

At Harley Gallery & Portland Collection


Harley Studio Artist Michelle Reader has been making recycled sculpture for over 20 years.

In this exhibition, three large scale sculptural installations of wildlife are accompanied by short films documenting the process. The sculptures are made from an extraordinary array of ordinary waste.  Through this, Michelle highlights the links between the things we consume and the destruction of wildlife habitats, while at the same time portraying the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Outside in the courtyard, you can also see her new commission for the new Art Trail which leads to the nearby prehistoric site Creswell Crags.  A pair of horses, one modern and one ancient, have been crafted from reclaimed metal sourced on the Welbeck estate.

Part of our Visions of Welbeck season - three exhibitions that each explore different visions of the Welbeck estate.

The Harley Gallery & Portland Collection

The Harley Gallery
The Courtyard at Welbeck
S80 3LW
01909 501 700

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