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Charles Hadcock (b. 1965)

Sculptor born in Derby, now based in Lancashire. He studied at Gloucester College of Arts and Technology, 1984–87, and the Royal College of Art, 1987–89. In April 2007 he received the Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion. In 2008 was made a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (solo exhibition in 2009). Other solo exhibitions include Reed’s Wharf Gallery, 1996; University of Essex, 1997; Canary Wharf, 2003 and 2011; and Encounter Contemporary, 2014 (in Threadneedle Street) and 2016 (in Mayfair). In 2014, Hadcock was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire. Public sculptures include Passacaglia, 1998, Brighton Sea Front; Caesura VI, 2000, Holland Park; Adagio, 2007, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester; and Helisphere, 2009, and Torsion II, 2009–11, Heron Quays and Bank Street respectively, Isle of Dogs. Hadcock’s abstract sculptures reflect his interest in geology, engineering, industrial processes, mathematics and geometry, the titles often reflecting his love of poetry and music.

Bibliography: D. Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945 (2 vols: A–L, M–Z), Bristol, 2006; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, p. 184; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, pp. 134–35; D.A. Cross, Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria, Liverpool, 2017, p. 79; Charles Hadcock website; F. Lloyd et al, Public Sculpture of Outer South and West London, Liverpool, 2011, p. 110; G.T. Noszlopy and F. Waterhouse, Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country, Liverpool, 2005, pp. 51–52; J. Seddon et al, Public Sculpture of Sussex, Liverpool, 2014, pp. 22, 23.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022