Sculpture

High Tea for Six: The Roadkill Tea Party

High Tea for Six: The Roadkill Tea Party

Fondant fancies will never be the same again…   Roadkill Tea Party.  Not three words you’d expect to hear in that order. Or at all.   And especially not at Christmas. When I walked into the  Union Gallery  last weekend, it felt like I had  fallen down the rabbit hole. To say that this exhibition […]

Florentijn Hofman realises giant climbable aardvark

Florentijn Hofman realises giant climbable aardvark

The Burgers Zoo in Arnhem Holland commissioned Florentijn Hofman to create a piece of work that celebrates 100 years of the zoo. The Dutch artist created a gigantic aardvark spanning 30 meters long and made from concrete.  This little lovable creature has also featured in the cartoon the Pink Panther. Hofman’s giant aardvark is positioned laying on its back with a golden party hat – looks […]

Spheksophobia…?*

Spheksophobia…?*

* A fear of wasps.  If you are not of a bug friendly disposition,  you might blanch a little at what’s coming next (if the title pic didn’t get you first)… Artist sculptor, creator of steampunk inspired contraptions and other oddities, Nik’s latest work includes, among other things, hornets, spiders, and he has recently accepted […]

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

  Tom McPhee’s work really caught my attention at New Designers because it’s so playful! Using metalsmithing techniques, he creates interactive automata and kinetic sculpture pieces which entice the viewer to interact and play; encouraging curiosity in the details that surround their lives. Tom’s work is inspired by the moments in the everyday,  “like when a leaf […]

Birds of a feather stick to – biscuits?

Birds of a feather stick to – biscuits?

Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, an illustrator from Oxford, has improved on the age-old saying by proving that the odd couple of birds and biscuits make for an entertaining combination. Berkshire-Roe’s sweet sculptures raise a smile as an assorted aviary of common garden birds perch upon the humble biscuits we dunk in our mid-morning and afternoon cuppa. These […]

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck’s current exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (April 16th – October 27th) provides an opportunity to look at the Australian artist’s stunning back catalogue. Considering the time that must go into creating his monumental sculptures the rarity of a Mueck exhibition is unsurprising. However, his ridiculous productivity is! This has made selecting a […]

The Modern Dog

The Modern Dog

It’s the time of year when degree shows are either gearing up or are in full swing and when the full length and breadth of talent in the UK is proudly on display for the entire world to see.  And there’s so much talent out there! There are so many shows going on, it’s impossible […]

Cock Among The Pigeons

Cock Among The Pigeons

  Katharina Fritsch – farmyard sculpture A giant, blue cockerel is the latest sculpture to adorn Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. However, Katharina Fritsch’s farmyard sculpture has ruffled a few feathers and sparked a planning objection from Thorney Island Society. The association claimed the sculpture to be”totally inappropriate; however fanciful and dramatic it might appear to […]

Sculpture, Art, Photography and Angel Zorn

Sculpture, Art, Photography and Angel Zorn

Forthcoming graduate of Fine Art from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design  Angel Zorn has created a series of striking and dramatic imagery and sculptures. Zorn’s creative outlets are primarily focused on sculpture, photography and film. The Twins Zorn admittedly finds it difficult to pinpoint exactly where her inspirations come from for her work but believes that they are her own interpretation of human behaviour. In her work The […]