15 Dec

Willard Wigan: Homecoming

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The homecoming exhibition of micro-sculptures from Wednesfield’s Willard Wigan MBE runs until 2nd May at Light House and includes a special tribute to a Black Country legend – Noddy Holder – and created for the Shakespeare 400 Anniversary, a tiny William Shakespeare.

Internationally renowned Wigan’s two latest works were created for his Homecoming exhibition, with the 30 displayed works, including Noddy Holder, and William Shakespeare – only visible through a microscope.

The work reflects the artist’s view of the region – that incredible beauty and creativity is all around us, but that because of the Black Country’s natural modest nature, it sometimes needs to be discovered and highlighted. See photo below of ‘To See or Not to See’ by Daniel McClane Photography and’Noddy in a Needle’, photo by Nick Parsons.
To see or not to see- Willard Wigan credit Daniel McClane web

The artist creates minute pieces of art which are displayed and viewed through microscopes. He often creates sculptures in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin, and his following is worldwide, with exhibitions attracting visitors in their thousands. The exhibition contains 30 pieces, including characters from Disney’s Frozen to the World’s smallest sculpture – a motorbike the size of a blood cell, within a hair off the artist’s chin.
For more information on Willard, click here.

The exhibition opened on 13th March, at Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton’s Chubb Buildings and will run until 2nd May, daily 10am – 9pm (last entry 8pm).

Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for 16s and under.

Tickets are now on sale via the box office on 01902 716 055 or call in. Dates for the current week are available to book on line by clicking the preferred blue time on the right.

School groups should call Jas Kapur or Kelly Jeffs on 01902 716 055.
For press information call Julie Homfray on 07986 574 250.

Media: Channel 4 News, Friday 11th March Click hereNoddy Holder in a Needle by Willard Wigan credit Nick Parsons web

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