Wood made of bronze | Scale model of Victoria's statues go on sale

Wood made of bronze

Scale model of Victoria's statues go on sale

Forty ten-inch statues of Victoria Wood are being sold off, in a bid to fund a full-size version in her home town of Bury

The scale models will be cast in bronze and cost £1,500 – and come with have a certificate of authenticity signed by artist  Graham Ibbeson.

He said: ‘I got the particular pose from watching An Audience With Victoria Wood which aired in 1988. I’ve tried to show her enjoying the applause, and the laughter. 

‘I hope that they [the scale models] will reflect the nation’s affection (and indeed mine) for her unique talent.’

The full-size statue is due to be unveiled in May with the blessing of Wood's family and literary estate. More than £20,000 has already been raised towards its cost by public donation.

Ibbeson’s other work include the statue of Eric Morecambe in the Lancashire resort he took his stage name from; Laurel and Hardy; the bronze statue was erected in Laurel's home town of Ulverston; and Les Dawson in Lytham St Anne’s.

The Victoria Wood models can be ordered here.

Wood died in April 2016 at the age of 62 from cancer.

Published: 7 Dec 2018

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