Life in Bronze Exhibition Opens Its Doors!

Life in Bronze exhibition, my first solo show in three years, opened on Monday at Mall Galleries, London.

Life in Bronze exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past week was a really complex logistics operation. Firstly, I had to stage manage the collection, then the delivery and finally the installation of 90 sculptures! Not to mention all the plinths. I did this with professional art handlers Aston Spinks, who must be now completely exhausted!

Bronze Leopard in hoist    Bronze leopard    Bronze camel sculpture

A number of sculptures in this show are on a one-to-one scale (life size). So this is obviously rather heavy when cast in bronze. The roe deer required two men each to position. Similarly, the leopard stalking and leopard climbing a tree both required five men to manoeuvre into place. The Monumental Owl is extremely heavy with its huge plinth. And finally the life size camel which weighs nearly half a tonne! It took us eight hours just to gantry hoist everything into Mall Galleries.

Andalusian Horse in hoist    Andalusian Stallion on Mall    Andalusian Horse on Mall

However, the highlight of my week has to be following my larger than life size Andalusian Stallion across London. I followed the  Aston Spinks crane lorry where it stood, strapped on the back.  We went past Buckingham Palace and down the Mall. It was almost like having our own parade! It was the perfect finale to this monumental sculpture’s tour of stately homes in 2016.

Andalusian sculpture on Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Andalusian travelled from Blenheim Palace and will now take up residence on The Mall. It currently stands outside the British Council in a really prominent position. I feel so lucky to have this sculpture in a public space.

Nude sculptures exhibition    Monumental owl sculpture exhibition    Bronze urns exhibition

Back inside the Mall Galleries things are more domestic in scale. The smallest are a silver dung beetle and a scaled limited edition of my Goodman Fields Horses. It is quite thrilling to see all the sculptures together in one place. What’s more, I am very excited that so many of you are coming to see my work in October. I probably won’t need much prompting to tell you about some of the adventures I have been on! It has been quite a journey all in all. I want to thank the team at Lockbund Foundry and the many sponsors who made my field trips possible. And of course my incredible family who have supported me along the way.

Life in Bronze exhibition at Mall Galleries