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Cathedral makeover

Tags: Group Exhibition, Public Space

I am truly delighted, honoured even, to be showing my recent sculpture, Bearing Witness to Things Unseen at the centre of Chichester cathedral's nave. The forms part of an exhibition curated by Jacquiline Creswell of 25 sculptors from the Royal Society of Sculptors, in an exhibition titled Together We Rise.

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Entering Chichester Cathedral from the western door, you are confronted by an irregular shaped, polished black portal standing central to the nave on its flag-stone floor. Appearing as an absence of space and matter within the fabric of the cathedral, this phenomenon holds your reflection as you approach.

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Walking past the reflective portal reveals its dense black surface; parallel grooves and ridges running along its length as if having been extruded. Contrasting with the flat polished western end, the eastern end is a cave-like void, a craggy cast of a boulder which is now absent. This is the shadow of an ancient rock, cast by the rising sun on the equinox.

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This uncanny object has a significant human presence because of its associative height and width and the ability to see oneself reflected in the flat polished western surface. It references time: deep geological time, celestial time and human time. Consequently, it also speaks of transience and the interconnected nature of what we share with the world and, importantly, of things larger than ourselves.

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For more information about the exhibition, and interviews with the artists, click HERE.

Exhibition open: 27 June - 6 September
Mon - Sat 9am-5pm
Sun - 12pm-2pm
Chichester Cathedral
West Street
Chichester
PO19 1PX
www.chichestercathedral.org.uk
info@chichestercathedral.org.uk
01243 782595

 

Sculpture - Forever in the Now

Tags: Group Exhibition
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I'm thrilled to be taking part in a group sculpture exhibition, alongside some wonderful sculptors, in the exhibition Forever In The Now. Opening on 23rd March in conjunction with The Lightbox @ Victoria Place, Woking, this promises to be an interesting dialogue between figuration and abstraction.
Exhibition runs until 22 May.

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I shall be showing two shadow sculptures for the first time. Cast in concrete, these enigmatic forms make the fourth dimension three dimensional, referencing time and transience; celestial time, geological time and human time.

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For further details about the exhibition: dates, times and artists, please click [here]

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Beyond Ourselves

Tags: Group Exhibition

14th November

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I'm delighted to be showing again with Anima Mundi Gallery, in the online exhibition Beyond Ourselves. Formed during the second national lock down and in response to it, this exhibition takes a broad but well curated look at artists whose focus is currently engaged with notions of otherness or that which has an expansive quality to it.

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I'm delighted to be able to exhibit a durational day drawing I made earlier this year. It was made between sun rise and sun set. The images underneath the artwork itself shows the intense process of its making and I believe speak for themselves.

Exhibition dates: 14/11/20 - 02/1/21
Location: animamundigallery.com

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Wilderness for the Mind

Tags: Public Event, Group Exhibition

11th June

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I'm delighted to be part of this online exhibition with fellow members of the Wilderness Art Collective. "A non-profit organisation run by volunteers — a group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world."

This exhibition was borne from the cancellation of an exhibition due to the Covid 19 lock down measures and the subsequent sense of isolation we all felt in our inability to immerse ourselves within the wild for soulful reward. It is a broad church of disciplines, but centred on each members' need to engage with the wild as a core part of their artists practice.

I am pleased to be showing two rock/flesh works and my immersive film Genesis.

Live Opening Event streamed on Facebook and Wilderness Art Collective Youtube channel: Thursday 11th June 7-8pm

Exhibition runs online: 12 June - 3rd July.

 

Ode to a Nightingale

Tags: Exhibition, Group Exhibition

25th April

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I am delighted to be included in ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ at animamundigallery which opens from 25/4 - 1/6.

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This major online exhibition offers a mixed selection of works, which withhold within them a complimentary, liminal, mystery to Keats’s all too pertinent masterpiece.

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Featured Artists : Massimo Angei, Simon Averill, Kristoffer Axen, Sarah Ball, Samuel Bassett, Harriet Bell, Trevor Bell, Paul Benney, Jim Carter, Mat Chivers, Kate Clark, David Cooper, Phoebe Cummings, Andrew Hardwick, Rebecca Harper, Youki Hirakawa, Simon Hitchens, Henry Hussey, Sax Impey, Harminder Judge, Arthur Lanyon, Andrew Litten, Alastair Mackie, Kate McGwire, Jamie Mills, Richard Nott, Si On (formerly Hyon Gyon), Eeva Peura, Michael Porter, John Robinson, James Seow, Tim Shaw, Roger Thorp & Jess Leroy Smith, Joy Wolfenden Brown, Evelyn Williams and Carlos Zapata.

 

Speed of Thought

Tags: Group Exhibition, Public Event

8th November

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I'm delighted to be exhibiting this day drawing in a fascinating exhibition which explores how drawing is important across a range of creative practices, not just the visual arts. Drawing serves as a touchstone to the more unconscious side of our creativity and consequently is often a key into the heart of creative productivity, and even humanity.

This series of drawings are made by drawing rock shadows created by direct sunlight between sunrise and sunset. They are intense meditations on the nature of being: durational, expansive and exploring the transience of human life.

This exhibition, beautifully curated by Hand & Young, sits scientists next to artists, musicians next to architects. It is only open for a short time, but is well worth visiting.

Private view Thursday 14th November 6-8.30pm
On Thursday 21st, I and a number of fellow exhibitors will be giving practitioners talks: 6-8pm.

11am - 5pm
15th Nov - 24th Nov
Newington Gallery (part of Art Academy London)
155 Walworth Road
London
SE17 1RS

 

RWA Open 167

Tags: Group Exhibition

27th September

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I'm pleased to be showing two drawings in this years open exhibition. Part of my Deconstructing Wholeness series, these take shadows of rocks as their starting points and then prescribed rules dictate where I draw the lines. The final outcome is always unknown until it arrives, and inevitably throws up further thoughts and questions worth exploring in the next drawing.

The RWA is a great national gallery and this show in particular has a broad and interesting rage of work on view, particularly the black and white room, which also exhibits sculpture.

Tues-Sat - 10am - 5.30pm
Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Monday - closed
Royal West of England Academy
Queen’s Road,
Clifton, Bristol
BS8 1PX
T: +44 (0)117 973 5129
E: info@rwa.org.uk

 

Animate - Inanimate

Tags: Group Exhibition, Indoor Sculpture

20th July

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I am delighted to be exhibiting this work in the Royal Society of Sculptors' Summer Exhibition. Selected by Greville Worthington (Chair for the Board of Trustees for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), it is part of a series called More Than Human.

This uncanny union between rock and flesh, continues my fascination with the interconnectedness between the human and non-human, as a means of exploring our relationship with impermanence; what passes and what outlasts. In the age of the Anthropocene, how we comprehend the geological world and the flesh world as united, interconnected even, seems a pertinent question.

22nd July - 14th September
Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: 12-5pm

sculptors.org.uk

Royal Society of Sculptors
Dora House
108 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 3RA

 

Hitchens: Alfred, Ivon, John, Simon

Tags: Group Exhibition

1st July

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I am delighted to be exhibiting alongside my forefathers in a group show - bravo to Kevis House Gallery for making it happen. Ivon and John are both having a number of exhibitions throughout the south of England this summer, but my great grandfather Alfred's work is rarely seen.

Landscape and the natural world are themes which run strongly through my family's art, and a direct tool I use to create my work. I'm pleased to be showing new bronzes and drawings for the first time - for example this shadow drawing made between sunrise and sunset, recording the relentless rotation of the earth beneath our feet.

This exhibition has been organised in conjunction with Petworth Festival and Pallant House Gallery.

Private View 17 July 1-8pm

Intimate Places

17 - 31 July
10am - 5pm: Tuesday - Saturday
Kevin House Gallery
Lombard Street
Petworth, West Sussex
GU28 0AG
kevishouse.com
mail@kevishouse.com
01798 215 007

 

Parallel Lines - Drawing & Sculpture

Tags: Group Exhibition

20th June

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I am delighted to be taking part in an exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery, Woking, titled Parallel Lines - Drawing & Sculpture. The concept of this show is to exhibition drawings by contemporary sculptors alongside sculptures of Modern British sculptors held within the Ingram Collection. Barbara Hepworth's Sculpture with Colour and Strings, pictured below, is the sculpture I have chosen to respond to in this exhibition, which explores how artists have used line in both drawing and sculpture. Landscape was a prime source of inspiration for Hepworth, saying “All my work comes from the landscape.” My own practice has a deep engagement with the natural world and I am exhibiting two drawings which explore specific aspects of rock where straight lines or ‘moments’ define and animate an internal space.

Sculptors in this exhibition include Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Anthony Caro and William Turnbull amongst others. A twin exhibition Parallel Lines: Sculpture and Drawing, is currently on show at the Royal Society of Sculptors (108 Old Brompton Road, London SW3) until 13th July. That exhibition reverses the concept by exhibiting drawings from Modern British sculptors with sculptures by contemporary sculptors.

Private View at Lightbox 26 June 6.30-8pm

Hepworth Sculpture with Colour and String hi res small

22 June - 25 August
10.30am - 5pm: Tuesday - Saturday
The Lightbox
Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4AA
thelightbox.org.uk
01483 737800

 
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