PROJECTS TO CELEBRATE THE CALF CLUB CENTENARY
Tanya Russell has produced this model of a calf, which it is hoped will lead to a full-size bronze sculpture for the green at the bottom of Pencross Hill.
She has become known for her animal sculptures, each one handmade and sculpted in her studio in Wales.
She has been sculpting since she was a child, as both her parents were sculptors. And although she has done many commissions of people and has even written a book ‘Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure’, she has always intrinsically been an animal sculptor.
Tanya raised £20,000 for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and raises money and awareness for several other animal charities. She says she aims to use her work to support nature, natural habitats and animal welfare.
The founder and principal of The Art Academy in London between 1999 and 2017 she then refocused her time and that year, her mother, Lorne McKean, sponsored her first garden at Chelsea Flower Show which she has continued ever since.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT - ON VIDEO
Hemyock film makers Jenny Parsons and Tim Martin have produced a video about our centenary plans, which you can see on this link.
Local historian Penny Lawrence is writing a book about the part Hemyock Calf Club played in the Young Farmers movement.
There will be a Calf Club theme for the December 2020 Hemyock Lights Parade.