Sculpture success for Adam’s royal bust

A Weston College student is wowing London art lovers with his first sculpture commission.

Adam Rush, who studies a BA Hons in contemporary and professional arts, produced a bronze bust of the Duke of Gloucester which is now on display at the Museum of the Order of St John and at Kensington Palace.

The 21-year-old was invited to create the work after local sculptor Kate Newlyn, who was originally appointed to create the piece, fell ill.

“I was absolutely thrilled when I was asked I’d like to do the sculpture. It was the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Adam.

“Kate is one of the most respected sculptors in the country, so to have been asked to take over where she left off is a real honour.”

Main pic: Weston College learner Adam Rush with his bronze bust of the Duke of Gloucestershire