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Emily Young: Stone carver and environmental artist
The Public Statues and Sculpture Association (pssauk.org) is delighted to be hosting a conversation between the great contemporary sculptor Emily Young and Willoughby Gerrish on Tuesday 4 May at 5.30 pm (UK time). This event is one of the PSSA online talks, ‘Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th century to the present day’, a series examining the work of generations of women sculptors who are gradually being rediscovered and acknowledged. The eminent living artist Emily Young will discuss her own work in marble and stone, exploring some of the challenges facing female sculptors today.

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Emily Young: Stone carver and environmental artist
Artists and architects have for centuries been drawn to the stone in the hills of southern Tuscany. It's the home of Carrara marble and the quarry where Michelangelo found the stone for his work. Now it's home to Emily Young – acclaimed as Britain's greatest living stone carver. Her sculptures are collected and displayed around the world, but as a passionate conservationist she also takes her work on to the front line of environmental activism; using sculptures to protect green spaces and take on gangs fishing illegally off the coast of Italy.

Over the course of 4 months In the Studio follows Emily Young as she turns a 3 and a half tonne block of stone into her latest work of art. And it becomes a race against time as the days shorten, the light closes in and the deadline looms for Britain to leave the European Union. This is an intimate portrait of an artist for whom the creative process is meditative and usually very private.

Presented and Produced by Phil Pegum
Executive Produced by Ella-mai Robey for the BBC World Service





Emily Young: Through the Eyes of the Maker
Artist and stone-carver Emily Young discusses the hidden life within the stones she selects to work with, revealing the two-way relationship between artist and material.