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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Sian Tucker (b. 1958)

Tucker studied textiles at Middlesex Polytechnic, 1977–80 (BA Hons) and the Royal College of Art (MA in printed textiles, 1982). She subsequently established her own studio, working for private, public and corporate clients. She has designed for the Conran Stores and for Stifanel. She employs traditional motifs in bright, mostly primary colours, drawing inspiration from African and Native American traditions and from early twentieth-century art, notably the cut-outs of Henri Matisse. A hanging in hand-painted wool, which she designed in 1986, is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (museum no. T.133-1986). Her mobile, Falling Leaves, 1993, for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital is her largest project to date.

Bibliography: British Council website; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 47–48; CW+ Art CollectionThe Healing ArtsThe arts project at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, 2019.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022