Freedom of the City of Chichester to be bestowed on sculptor Philip Jackson CVO DL
As a Friend of Chichester Cathedral, Philip Jackson has put on many sculpture shows often in Paradise, helping to raise funds for the Cathedral.
He has also just put on a special exhibition to raise funds for the Oxmarket Gallery and has given talks and interviews to support local organisations such as the Twinning Associations, Rotary and many others.
In 2013, Philip Jackson became patron of the Chichester Arts and Craft in Action run by Chichester Rotary. He played a very active role in encouraging the local artists and craftsman and developing the event. The show was very successful in its format of exhibitors demonstrating their skills and encouraged the public to take up art and crafts as a hobby. Vincent Gray of Keats statue fame in Eastgate Square, Chichester; was one of the first exhibitors and it was at the first show the idea of the Keats sculpture was developed and later at Priory Park 100 Art in Action, the Maurice Patten sculpture.
Philip Jackson continues to be an excellent ambassador for Chichester and is a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex.
The Freedom ceremony will be held on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 7pm with further details to be circulated nearer the date.