Have you ever thought about what it takes to create an image in stone? See sculptor Nicolas Moreton in action!
New College is delighted to welcome sculptor Nicolas Moreton, who will spend three weeks carving a new work in our famous Cloisters, where his retrospective exhibition ‘Making a Mark’ is currently on display.
On weekdays from 25th April-13th May, Nicolas will demonstrate the art of stone carving to visitors, and will be available to answer questions and talk about stone as a medium for artistic expression.
Nicolas works in a traditional manner, believing that while it is physically demanding, it is only the intimate connection between stone and hand tools that can create an object with its own intrinsic personality.
He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and has been working stone for 35 years. Visitors will be able to not only view highlights from his career as part of the exhibition, but also see his latest work being crafted.
There will be no additional charge to view Nicolas in action or the exhibition – all visitors will be able to view it as part of the ordinary tourist fee. As such, it will be completely free to Oxford residents.
Nicolas Moreton is one of our leading contemporary stone sculptors living and working in Britain today.
“A modern master of the medium of stone carving”
– Tim Marlow, Art critic
Nicolas is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. He has exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the Chelsea Flower Show and his work is collected worldwide, with major public art works in London, Dublin, Yorkshire, and Milton Keynes.
“Moreton’s work is distinguished by sensitive carving of exceptional skill”
– Peter Webb, Art historian
New College Cloisters
The Cloisters are a special haven of peace, and abut the western wall of the Chapel. They were part of the original College design and have remained an important part of College ever since, still retaining their reflective purpose.
They regularly host events and are particularly famous for a holm oak which featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where Draco Malfoy is turned into a white ferret.
About New College
New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Situated in the heart of the city, it is both one of the most architecturally striking, and largest colleges, with over 700 students (undergraduates and graduates).