I’ve just installed my latest piece, Lost Comrades at Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff. Here’s a preview of what it’s like Lost Comrades – it’ll be there all year, along with other wonderful sculptures by fellow members of Sculpture Cymru.
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I’m really excited to announce that Anthropocene is on the move to Bristol! The Tobacco Factory is an exciting venue south of the river in Bristol, and well known for its exhibitions, live music, theatre and much more. The three wooden figures will be on display in the main café and outside from March to May, with the ‘Last Supper’ bronzes and the three iron figures in the café April/May. More news to follow!
We have two spaces available on a three-day course September 26th to 28th. The cost is £200 for the three days, including lunch and lots of delicious refreshments throughout the day.
If you don’t want to do the full three days, you can do one day for £75 or two days for £150 – so you can just try it out to see how you get on.
The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Given the small group size, Glenn will be able to give each student plenty of individual attention.
If you’re coming from further afield, we can we help you find somewhere to stay nearby – lots of great B&Bs, pubs or even campsites.
Contact Glenn or Clare for more information
The exhibition, Anthropocene, was thankfully really well received. The private view was well attended and comments from the MOMA visitor’s book were amazing. Here’s how the figures looked in situ.
We’ve had a great response and one commission from the exhibition – and are hoping to take the figures on the road – potentially to Bristol, where we’re scouting for a site tall enough to take the standing figure. Watch this space!
I’m very excited about my upcoming solo exhibition ‘Anthropocene’ at MOMA Machynlleth. This has been a few months in the making, but nearly there now! The exhibition starts on 7th May – the private view is at midday on the 7th, and the exhibition runs until 13th August.
The exhibition features three huge figures – lying, kneeling and standing – made out of steel and wood. These have been made in response to the huge impact man has had on the earth – so much so that we are now entering a new epoch: ‘Anthropocene’.
Hopefully a thought-provoking exhibition – it’s been quite a journey creating it.
The weather has made things difficult for outdoor carving work but I am hoping to begin pieces for summer shows at Wyndcliffe Gardens near Tintern and The Palace Arts Festival in Hereford; both are really great events and well worth a visit.
The Open Exhibition at The Royal Cambrian Academy is still going as I write and I was lucky enough to get a ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘Duet’, a piece in Kilkenny stone that was completed last year, as yet unsold!
Have just completed ‘Humbolt’, a piece inspired by a trip to Northwest Greenland in 2005. This was made in Alabaster as a commission for a client in London; see below …
He sent me a message that said: ‘Amazing, absolutely beautiful and better than I could have hoped for!’ So I think he liked it …
A new year and lots of exciting irons in the fire.
I submitted two pieces for Royal Cambrian Academy’s open exhibition, beginning on 11th January, and was thrilled when both pieces were accepted. Do go along to the exhibition in Conwy, North Wales, as it’s well worth a visit.
More good news – I’ve been asked exhibit at the Palace Art Fest in Hereford (24th May – 1st June).
And finally (for now), Sculpture Cymru will be installing their ‘Journey’ exhibition at the Gas Gallery in Aberystwyth ready for the opening on the 26th February. I will be showing ‘Rest by the Wayside’ – a twice life-size figure made of steel and timber … do take the time to visit this exhibition.
2013 was a year which saw work in a few exhibitions. The first was at Wyndcliffe Court near Chepstow – a beautiful garden backdrop for three ‘Elegance and Form’ sculpture shows. Alex Brown and Christine Baxter put together a wonderful exhibition.
In July I exhibited two pieces: ‘Ablation’ and ‘Duet’ at the ‘Inspired’ exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol. There were some stunning pieces at this exhibition of contemporary works.
Finally, in September, the annual h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week) was a great success. I sold a number of works and won two commissions as a result – I will definitely look at this again in 2014.
September saw the installation of ‘Sila’, a large marble carving commissioned by a client in Kent to celebrate 25 years at their home. This piece began life nearly a year ago, but bad winter weather slowed the polishing process down as the water froze on the stone!
Last month saw the installation, after some weeks of work, of ‘Sastrugi’, a marble carving based on ice forms seen on the Greenland ice cap. I was commissioned to make the piece as a celebration of a client’s silver wedding anniversary. The work is in white marble with silver veining and was successfully in their rear garden.
Needless to say I was relieved and happy that they were very pleased with the result and as luck would have it I have another commission as a consequence.