Wolverhampton artist Willard Wigan MBE is preparing to display his brand new micro-sculptures in a new exhibition in the city.
The internationally renowned artist, who is famous for creating the world’s smallest sculptures which sit within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin, will be showcasing 25 pieces from his new miniature works at Resorts World.
Running from Saturday November 4 – Friday December 22, the collection which will be on display in will include new pieces featuring Cinderella, The Last Supper and the Guinness World Record-holding sculpture “Golden Voyage” – a motorbike carved from specs of gold inside a hollowed out human hair.
Having gained international acclaim for his works, Willard has been celebrated in the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as being awarded an MBE for services to art in 2007. As recognition of his success, he was also commissioned to replicate the Coronation Crown in celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee.
Commenting on his Resort’s World residency, Willard Wigan MBE said:
It is an honour to bring my collection of precious micro-sculptures to Resorts World, it’s a pleasure to share with the people of the West Midlands my works of art and for them to discover and explore the pieces at this exhibition.
The exhibition will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 7pm and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Entry costs £5 for adults, £2.50 for children under 12 and and £4 for concessions, which can be purchased directly here!
Ticket holders will also be treated to discounts such as 20 per cent off at Levi’s, a free side with a 6oz burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, 20 per cent off food at The World Bar during their visit. To claim these offers, visitors must show their Willard Wigan exhibition ticket at Guest Services in the atrium to receive their VIP card discounts across various shops, bars and restaurants at Resorts World.