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ETC: Eleanor Crook
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ETC: Eleanor Crook

In the final ETC interview in the 6-part ART/WORK SERIES Jake Spicer talks to sculptor and anatomist Eleanor Crook about the development of her career and the themes & processes behind her sculpture. -- About Eleanor Crook Eleanor Crook studied classics and philosophy before training in sculpture at Central St. Martins and the Royal Academy Schools where she specialised in wax modelling and lost wax bronze casting, studying anatomy and forensic facial reconstruction to imbue her figures with a more convincing sense of life. Her notable sculptures include a bronze and mixed media sculpture of Santa Medicina commissioned by the Wellcome Galleries of Medicine at London's Science Museum, a portrait of Virginia Wolff for King's College, London and ‘And The Band Played On’ – a group sculpture demonstrating historical examples of the pioneering reconstructive surgery. You can see more of Eleanor’s work on her website here: You can follow Eleanor on Instagram @eleanorcrooksculpture Watch a Wellcome Collection video showing a demonstration of the techniques employed when making a wax model here: About Draw & ETC Draw Brighton is an independent art school in Brighton, UK. We believe that good quality drawing education should be accessible to everybody and usually run drop-in, short-term and long-term courses from our Brighton studio. During the pandemic we have moved our life drawing classes online and are providing drawing resources via our Patreon page, where you can support us from £3 per month. Our long running ETC programme is intended to complement our practical workshops with artists’ talks and panel discussions on the themes of drawing, the arts and the body. Support Draw on Patreon here:​​
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