Charles Hadcock (1965) studied fine art at the Royal College of Art, London (1987-89), specialising in sculpture. Over 30 of Hadcock’s monumental sculptures are on permanent public view throughout the UK and Europe most notably at Brighton Beach, Jubilee Park (Canary Wharf), and Holland Park. Hadcock’s sculptures reflect his interest in geology, engineering and mathematics and are enriched by references to music and poetry. He established his first studio in 1989 in Bermondsey, London, where he worked until his practice outgrew the space. In 1999 he moved to Lancashire and established a large studio complex at Roach Bridge Mill to facilitate the physical and conceptual space necessary to develop his sculpture. With a studio practice built up over the last 35 years, Hadcock is constantly refining his technique, each work being informed by those before.

Throughout a prolific 35 years of exhibition activity, Hadcock has regularly shown alongside major figures of British sculpture including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro, and Lynn Chadwick and contemporaries including Antony Gormley, Tony Cragg and Rachel Whiteread. Recent exhibitions include ‘Shapes in Clouds’, Encounter, London (2020), ‘New Sculptures’, Stow Art House, UK (2020), ‘Fusion’, Encounter, London (2016), ‘Elements’, Encounter, London (2014), ‘Charles Hadcock’, Jubilee Park, London (2011). His work has been featured in important institutional exhibitions including, ‘If in Doubt Ask’ Imperial College, London (1999), ’Shape of the Century’, Canary Wharf and Salisbury Cathedral (1999), ‘Bronze: Contemporary British Sculpture’, Holland Park (2000), ‘There is one in all of us’, Attenborough Centre of Visual Arts, University of Sussex (2000), ‘Thinking Big: Concepts for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2002),‘Sesqui’, Lancaster University, Lancaster (2006), ‘Sculpture Promenade’, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2009), ‘Abstract & Nature’, Hatfield House (2010). Hadcock repeatedly has been invited to exhibit at Sotheby’s ‘Beyond Limits’ at Chatsworth House (2011, 2016). Both exhibitions resulted in acquisitions by important European and American sculpture parks.

Hadcock’s work is held in the collections of Artemis Investment, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Canary Wharf Group PLC, Lancaster University, Clyde and Co., Scottish Widows, Delancey, British Land, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Platinum Equity, and St James Homes Ltd. His work is included in prominent private collections throughout the world.