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Press Release
7 October 2010

First Press Release: Belvoir Artist-in-Residence

'Fostering the Arts in the Vale of Belvoir'

Creative times are ahead for residents and visitors of the Vale of Belvoir thanks to an art scheme being introduced by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland with the help of their newly appointed artist-in-residence, award-winning sculptor Laury Dizengremel.

“This great place is incredibly appealing to me. It’s a fantastic opportunity to create a rural arts facility and to make contemporary artwork for an ancient Estate, all in the very heart of rural England” says Laury. “Also following former artists associated with the family such as Joshua Reynolds is a great challenge and privilege.”

Besides large-scale, outdoor public works in Ireland, China, Vietnam, Honduras, the USA and France, with both large and small sculptures at Broomhill Sculpture Gardens in North Devon, as well as corporate clients that include HSBC Head Office in Canary Wharf, Laury Dizengremel has also for decades participated in or led a variety of art workshops. She is looking forward to developing a programme to benefit children and adults in the Vale of Belvoir. from her new home/studio in the Old Hunt Stables in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.

Emma, Duchess of Rutland is keen on the whole concept of fostering the arts in and around the Belvoir Estate.  She said:

“The Estate has a great history of art – from the collections made by the 4th Duke with his friend, Joshua Reynolds to Duchess Violet drawing pictures with Queen Victoria. We are so pleased that Laury has agreed to be our Artist-in-Residence to continue our investment in the arts. Laury is a world-class master portrait sculptor who has previously created sculptures of Roger Federer and other international names. While Laury is at Belvoir, she is going to create busts of our children. As parents, we are delighted with that!”

The artist hails originally from France, previously lived in England for 20 years and has just moved back to the UK after a stint in rural Montana, where she acquired “a lovely videographer husband, a great rescue dog and a tiny feral kitten, whom I bottle-fed for a few weeks last year and was dubbed on arrival at Heathrow by Animal Reception officers as the first true Norwegian Forest Cat they’d ever seen!”

Laury hopes to receive suggestions from members of the local community. “It’s all about me learning what sculpture and design tuition is needed around the Vale. The programme I will devise will be based entirely on consultation with people at grass roots level.” The artist can be reached via her e-mail address  . She welcomes all correspondence.  

Media contact details and further information:
Please contact Laury on +44 (0)7725 555048

The special project on Roger Federer and the ATP Masters Shanghai / Wimbledon Museum tour sculptures can be seen at:

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UK Contact: c/o Agent - Philip Wicks
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