I have been commissioned to make a new installation for Bruton Museum as part of MUSE: Makers in Museums; a project that is supporting eight artists to make new work in response to the unique collections to be found in the small community museums of Devon and Somerset.
Bruton Museum: 18th September 2017 – 28th October 2017
Museum of Somerset: 11th November 2017 – 3rd February 2018
Muse: Makers in Museums is delivered by South West Heritage Trust with partners Somerset Art Works, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Devon Community Museums Officer. It is funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Somerset and Devon County Councils and South Somerset District Council.
Photo: Jasper Casey
I have been invited to speak at Art Work- An Insight into the World of Textiles at Hauser and Wirth Somerset. Running alongside Turning Inwards, an exhibition of sculptures and prints by Louise Bourgeois, this event is aimed at young people who are interested in finding out about career opportunities in art and design. Speakers include Kerry Curtis, Head of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design at Bath Spa University, textile designer Eleanor Pritchard and artist Lucy Brown.
I brought my sculptures to life for a mysterious performance at Glastonbury Festival this year. (Photographs by Jasper Casey)
I exhibited four of my sculptures in the Freak Show big top at Dismaland, alongside works by Ronit Baranga, Scott Hove, Polly Morgan and Damian Hirst.
(Photographs by Jasper Casey)
I was also commissioned by Banksy to fabricate two life-sized fairytale horses which were exhibited inside the Dismaland Castle, crushed beneath Cinderella’s upturned carriage.
(Photographs by Jasper Casey)
My work has been selected from 1,973 artworks from across Europe and the UK to be shown in the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today.
Now in its eighth edition, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is Europe’s leading open competition for figurative and representational art and,at £20,000, one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom. The winner will also be awarded their own solo exhibition in the Threadneedle Space at Mall Galleries (valued at £10,000). The 2016 winner will be announced on 2 February 2016. Visitors to the London exhibition will also decide the Visitors’Choice Award, worth an additional £10,000. A selection of the works from the London exhibition will also be taken to Italy for a further one-month exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in June 2016.
I have been shortlisted for the Brian Mercer bronze casting residency 2015!
This is a generously supported scholarship to experiment with bronze under the instruction of master craftsmen for three months and an unique opportunity for a professional sculptor to expand their skills, extend their own boundaries and develop their practice.
My work has been featured in the new book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture by Jac Scott, published by Crowood Press.
“The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space. It gives insightful revelations of the creative journeys of ten renowned sculptors and showcases twenty-eight international sculptors. With over two hundred colour photographs, this sumptuously illustrated volume will inspire those intrigued by and interested in contemporary sculpture.”