Donside sculpture workshop planned

A renowned Dutch sculptor is set to come to Donside for a workshop in his craft.

Jeff van Weereld will be displaying his controversial work ‘The Holy Truth’ at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, from 19 to 30 August.

The studio exhibition will include a number of other works as well as a new work titled ‘holy hypocrites’.

On August 24 at 4pm, van Weereld will give a talk about his work in general, providing some background information relating to ‘The Holy Truth’ and ‘Holy Hypocrites’.

This moves from the artists’ own background in designing scientific instruments, to the making of the work, including the artists’ motivations and personal commentary.

van Weereld (born 1942) has been living and working in Scotland since 1984. After a life of designing and making scientific instruments, he has turned his many abilities to sculpture.

His wall-hanging and free standing sculptures, mostly metal, usually include optical or electronic elements and are closer to abstract than figurative. He draws inspiration for his work from the world around him, and can on occasion convey an opinion or criticism on societal issues.