An Evening with Eve

9 December 2021

'A statue for Emily Williamson. Activist, feminist, bird lover.'

On 9 December Contemporary Six is proud to host a special event with sculptor Eve Shepherd.

Eve created the winning design for a statue to commemorate the founder of the RSPB, Emily Williamson. Eve’s design was selected by the public from a shortlist of four and on Thursday 9 December she will exhibit the winning maquette and give a short talk about her design process.

Emily Williamson, lived in Didsbury and founded the RSPB in 1889. Emily, horrified by the fashion of the day for wearing feathered hats, campaigned with her friends to halt the plumage trade. However this important campaigner has slipped from the public’s conscience and so to commemorate her legacy, Eve’s winning sculpture will be erected in Fletcher Moss Park Didsbury.

The Gallery has 20 limited edition sculptures of the winning design available to purchase from 9 December. Each editioned bronze is priced at £12,500, with a proportion of the sale going towards funding the making of the statue and also as a donation to the RSPB.


The doors open at 6:30pm with the talk commencing at 7:15pm. To attend this special event please RSVP at