UK Sculpture

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 43 - 6000 miles apart

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Week 43. 6000 miles apart. Battersea Park in South London is approximately 6000 miles from The Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Cunningly, I have arra...

Hamish Mackie - Sculpting the Wild

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, wild animals lurk, among them cheetahs, leopards, camels and polar bears. They belong not to a safari park but are, in fact, sculptures from the internationally acclaimed artist, Hamish Mackie.

Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

'Art about art' can be sterile, or not as technically adept as the reference work. Artists (often with poor draftsmanship) can ape historic work in an effort to claim its significance for themselves.

Mark Evans - Leather Sculptor

Bob Chaundy | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Mark Evans describes himself as a "sculptor within a tenth of a millimetre". The 38-year-old artist's chosen medium is always leather, a textile he finds appealing both aesthetically and functionally. He barely scratches the surface of it to produce illustrations that are dramatic, symbolic and very large.

New Works by Christie: A Show of Intellectual Gravity

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The new solo exhibition at the Flowers Gallery in Shoreditch, London, by the British artist Cedric Christie, displays an intellectual gravity not seen since the 60's, when artists of the calibre of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd and Carl Andre, among many, developed the imagery that represents the collective memory of the 20th Century.

Kim Kardashian's Body To Become Work Of Art

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian by artist Daniel Edwards will go on display in Los Angeles next month. The controversial artwork of th...

Life Forming - Briony Marshall Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Despite straddling both art and science, Briony Marshall can see both differences and commonalities between the two disciplines.

Anne Damer: Georgian Transvestite, Lesbian, & Sculptress

Adrian Teal | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

One dank Saturday afternoon last year, I snapped up the Georgian portrait you see here in a near-empty Northamptonshire junk shop. I haggled him down to £8. Even so, you might think I was robbed, since it is a fairly unremarkable picture. But the lady shown was one of the more interesting characters of the late 1700s.

The Garden of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

As a visual artist, I find great inspiration in the varied disciplines of creativity. When I was first introduced to the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, my soul was electrified by her virtuosity and sensitivity.

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Artist

Michele Howarth Rashman | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michele Howarth Rashman

We all have pet causes. Mine include Amnesty International, Yorkshire Cat Rescue and re-writing the artist Jann Haworth back into art history.

A Novel Idea: Beautiful Sculptures Made From Books

Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I can never pass up an old book," Jodi Harvey-Brown tells us. "At this point I have hundreds of them." We were always taught that books, like musi...

The Real Cardboard City

Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

If you've ever sat at your desk and felt pleased with yourself for making a passable paper aeroplane, look away now. British artist Chris Gilmour h...

America's Oddest Artist Is On His Way To Britain (VIDEO + PICS)

Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

For fans of American folk art, Butch Anthony is already a legend. The 48-year-old ‘artist, builder and picker of things’ hosts Doo Nanny, an an...

Dead Man Remembered With Sculpture Made From Typewriters

Posted 20.03.2013 | Home

As tributes to lost loved ones go, it’s unconventional. But when Jeremy Mayer – an artist who specialises in taking apart old typewriters and t...

Silvia Hatzl: A Fragile Existence

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.03.2013 | Home
Bob Chaundy

This is an exhibition quite unlike anything I've encountered before. There's a kind of ghostliness about these transparent clothes, as if somehow whoever might have worn them has left; a soul perhaps. These works have a fragile beauty.

Celebrated £300k Sculpture Scrapped By Cash-Strapped Council

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | Home

A piece of public art which cost more than £300,000 to build five years ago is to be demolished. Pieces of the Civic Heart Arch in Chester-le-Stre...

Who Owns Old Flo? Council Sale Takes New Twist

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home

A council's plan to sell a Henry Moore sculpture has hit a snag as another local authority has said it owns it. Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamle...

Finding Harmony Between Two Worlds

Ana Tzarev | Posted 16.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

In order to thrive, I believe that art requires collaboration, conversation, and connection. This is how the artist's work transcends to become something far greater- a living force capable of leaving its fingerprints on the world and making it more beautiful.

Noah Way: Creationist Spends €1m Building Real-Life Ark

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

Even by Old Testament standards, the story of Noah and the Ark is pretty, well, Biblical in proportion. All of the world's animals entering a giant...

Moore And Rodin To Go Side-By-Side In New Outdoor Exhibition

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

One is considered the forefather of modern sculpture, the other is England's best known exponent of the art. Now, the work of two of the best known...

Men Who Stole £500k Henry Moore Sculpture To Sell For £46 To Be Sentenced

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home

Two men will appear in court today to be sentenced for stealing a Henry Moore sculpture worth up to £500,000. Liam Hughes, 22, and 19-year-old Jas...

Anish Kapoor To Follow Ai Weiwei With Gangnam Style Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home

When we first saw Ai Weiwei's version of Korean pop video Gangnam Style (above), we wondered whether it was a fake. It turns out that our suspicion...

Why Flo Mustn't Go

Sharon Ament | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Sharon Ament

What has become apparent during the past few weeks is that the cause of Old Flo is resonating with people across the spectrum. For many she is a direct part of their childhood, for others she is a legacy for future generations, for some of us she is a symbol of artistic value.

Why We Had to Sell Henry Moore's 'Old Flo'

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home
Lutfur Rahman

There has been huge domestic and international interest in our decision to sell a much loved Henry Moore sculpture, 'Old Flo', that our borough bought many years ago - it wasn't donated to us as press reports have erroneously claimed. We are not the first authority to explore raising much needed revenue at a time of austerity from selling works of art... If only there was as much national media interest in the fact that we are being forced to make £100million cuts by 2015, as there has been over the proposed sale of this sculpture to mitigate the effect of some of those cuts

'Old Flo' Sculpture Is Latest Victim Of Government Cuts

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home

A council has gone ahead with the controversial sale of the Henry Moore sculpture Draped Seated Woman to claw back money lost in budget cuts, it emerg...