Art is another calling for Sister Bridget Mary

Sister Bridget, pictured with her sculpture of St Alban

Sister Bridget, pictured with her sculpture of St Alban

First published in News

THE abstract and religious sculptures of a former nun will go on display as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Sister Bridget Mary, 81, lived in St Mary’s Convent in Wantage for nearly 50 years and now lives in Middletown Grange Care Home in Hailey, near Witney.

She has been producing sculptures out of wood, clay and stone since about the 1980s, describing it as a “calling”.

A collection of her sculptures will go on display as part of an exhibition showcasing the work of Oxfordshire’s cared-for elderly residents.

Sister Bridget said: “Many of my pieces are just from within myself, but sometimes I get ideas from the wood or the metal itself.

“I hope I will carry on because it is the way I function now. If you want to be an artist you need to pursue it.”

The exhibition is at Danacare in Market Square, Witney, from Saturday to Sunday, May 13.

Danacare managing director John Maloney said: “There is a wealth of creative talent among the older generation, many of whom have fascinating stories to tell and are doing it in interesting ways.”

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