The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been the confusing and somewhat alien world of a British finishing school.
24 September 2018
In October 2018 the Hepworth Wakefield launches the second Hepworth Prize Sculpture exhibition. This year’s shortlisted artists are Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans. Each artist has created a new work for display in the exhibition.
Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on murals from London to New York to Japan.
15 April 2018
Considering that British sculptor Emily Young strives to marry the ancient and contemporary
18 January 2018
A sculpture by the late US artist Dennis Oppenheim has been destroyed in South Korea by the Haeundae District Office, local authorities.
Sometimes the best art is born out of a mistake. It is this type of accidental trial and error that keeps the Turner Prize winning artist Richard Deacon on his toes, as a practitioner of fresh ideas and innovations.
11 May 2017
Tate Modern’s new Giacometti show, following hot on the heels of a recent show dedicated to the same artist at the National Portrait Gallery, is nevertheless welcome for the comprehensive view it gives of one of the major stars of the Modern Movement.
15 February 2017
The first London retrospective exhibition of the innovative artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) has opened at the Whitechapel. Paolozzi was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Considered one of the the ‘godfathers of Pop Art’.
A special memorial sculpture by master carver Tom Nicholls, to honour 513 Barnardo’s children buried in unmarked graves, including three of Thomas Barnardo’s own children, has been unveiled in East London (5 December 2016)
22 October 2016
The Courtauld Gallery’s small, intimate, two room exhibition is devoted to a little-known body of work made by Rodin in the last two decades of his life. Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement 20 October 2016 – 22 January 2017 / The Courtauld Gallery
Artist Gerry Judah was asked by BMW to come up with a sculpture, bigger and better than anything he’s done before, to commemorate the centenary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, West Sussex. With over two hundred thousand visitors over one weekend, this is the global platform where the world’s most amazing motorsport machines are […]
The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ collective, The London Group, is delighted to announce the prizewinners of its 82nd London Group Open. Following a very successful exhibition held in two parts at The Cello Factory, London, ten non-member artists are presented with a generous selection of cash and material prizes. The Ingram Collection of […]
Week 23 – 8-14 June – Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran (by AJ Dehany) A fiction inspired by Eva Rothschild’s film “Boys and Sculpture” (2012) shown as part of Week 23 of fig-2 ONE All the way there the eleven boys sang and threw crisps at each other over the seats on the coach. The stuffing had […]
Gerry Judah’s the artist known for his relief sculptures of war torn zones and freestanding Indian shrines has again created the centrepiece at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which this year celebrates the Mazda Motor Corporation’s unique motorsport heritage with a powerful fusion of sculptural innovation and engineering precision. Locked in close contention, the rotary-engined 787B […]
It’s hard to believe that Bernini was only twenty-four when he created this sculpture. Having worked in stone mysef, I know just how difficult it is to force and cajole the material into appearing plastic and soft. Somehow he achieved this with Pluto’s fingers as they press deeply into Prosperino’s body. The marble has become […]
First we had Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture being reduced to a flaccid lump of plastic on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work ‘Tree’ when it was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris. Now, in the wake of criticism for Anish Kapoor’s latest work in Versailles ‘Dirty […]
26 January 2015
White Cube Mason’s Yard presents the first UK exhibition of new work by American artist Virginia Overton. For this exhibition Overton has worked with the gallery space, creating new, site-specific works using locally sourced, recycled materials, which are then turned into sculpture and installation that is a direct response to the space. The artist’s practice […]
Four people have been charged with the theft of sculpture by the internalionally renouned artist Dale Chihuly. Sections of the installation were stolen from the Denver Botanic Gardens last summer. Alex Brook, 23, Joseph Parnell, 36, were charged with theft, tampering with evidence and felony criminal mischief. Sean Sorenson, 20, and Auvia Bellamy, 19, were […]
Acclaimed sculptor Anish Kapoor, renowned for the use of colour and pigments in his production of his sculpture, is embracing the newly invented blackest black ever created, The artificial substance Vantablack which was created by London-based Surrey NanoSystems, dubbed as a kind of ‘super black’, the darkness of which does not exist in nature. The […]
Three years after the death of singer Amy Winehouse – on what would have been the musician’s 31st Birthday – a life-size bronze statue has been unveiled in Camden, north London. The artwork was created by sculptor Scott Eaton; and features the troubled ‘Back to Black’ singer’s trademark beehive hairdo, with hand on hip. Hundreds […]
A work of art by the Turner Prize nominated artists Jake and Dinos Chapman has been removed from an art exhibition at the Maxxi Gallery in Rome after a children’s rights group complained to the president of the gallery. Piggyback, a life-size painted bronze sculpture depicts two nude young girls engaged in a piggyback ride. […]
Final deadline midnight of Tuesday, November 26th Only a few days are left to the final deadline to enter the eight edition of the international contest enabling artists to exhibit their works in one of the most prestigious art venues in the world: the Arsenal of Venice. Choose your section among painting, sculpture and installation, […]
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched, in 2009, the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (NSP) with an annual prize fund of £15,000 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors. Each year ten short-listed sculptors selected by a panel of judges receive £1,000 each to create their proposed sculpture which is […]
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Midlands Open 2012 is Tarpey Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition, this year taking place from 24th November – 22nd December 2012. The fourth annual Midlands Open aims to offer a visually stunning and diverse exhibition presenting a dynamic array of artworks from all Contemporary Fine Art disciplines. This years exhibition will feature the very best […]
Isabel Seligman investigates the unlikely tension between foundry and fountains, girders among the gardeners Shining in 24-carat gold on Chatsworth’s famous facade, the family motto – ‘Cavendo tutus’ (‘safety through caution’) – can be picked out between the rusted steel ziggurats of Anthony Caro’s monumental ‘Goodwood Steps’. Although perhaps in some ways a safe choice […]
The Frieze Art Fair is the high point of the London Autumn art season. One of the most interesting elements is always the Frieze sculpture park with its numerous installations by established and emerging artists. The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair is located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden. It is within […]
MEDIA ROOTS– Mark Dotzler is an American born sculpture artist who has exhibited with professors from Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and has site-specific artwork in the The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Although Mark had known for years that the events of 9/11 weren’t properly investigated by the US government or corporate controlled […]
Ecos de la Selva (Forest Echo) Colombia is a country of contrasts: its geographical features encompass the Amazon rainforest, the Andes and the Caribbean coast. Much of my work as a sculptor derives from organic forms and the visual parallels and resonances I uncover between them and human concerns and relationships. An interest in […]
In May of this year, I had the opportunity to use the Grade II listed building of the Hornsey War Memorial in Crouch End, North London, for a ‘site specific’ sculpture installation. The exhibition was open for one weekend only, as a part of the annual Crouch End Open Studios. I was in attendance at […]