The time has come for the big reveal, of an iconic piece of art at Telford Centre!

Telford Centre had commissioned Jacob Chandler an up-and-coming local sculptor to create an iconic piece of art.  Jacob will be unveiling his first public sculpture on Thursday 7th November, just days after his 25th birthday. The piece, which has been commissioned by Telford Centre, will stand at the entrance to their brand-new Fashion Quarter.

Glynn Morrow Centre Manager, at Telford Centre commented " We are delighted to be able to support, not only a local but a highly talented young artist. Jacob who has lived in Telford all his life, won the commission against stiff national competition.  We wanted to find a sculptor that could create an important unique and bespoke piece of art, Jacob has done this and we are very excited to showcase his work here at Telford Centre.”

Jacob is already an award-winning artist and boasts a high commendation from the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts.

The inspiration for Jacob’s  sculptures comes from his cousin who trained to be a ballerina at Elmhurst, associate school of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Jacob commented “My work focuses on the most dramatic point of an action, be it physical or mental. These fleeting poses are held forever in a material that has the potential to span time, making them accessable to all."

Despite his age he has exhibited internationally, in New York, Moscow, Philadelphia and Athens. Shared gallery space at the Soden collection in Shrewsbury with the likes of Picasso, Dali, Licktenstein and Bacon. 

The unveiling of the sculpture will take place at the new Fashion Quarter entrance at Telford Centre on 7th November, at 6pm.  Be the first to see the piece at the public unveiling.

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