Friday, 14 May 2010

Build up of Horseworld Sculpture Exhibition

Judy Boyt's JCB arrived at Horseworld Horse Sanctuary near Bristol for the Horseworld Sculpture Exhibiton that will run from May 23rd to November 1st 2010. Fibreglass copy of a bronze commissioned by Sir Anthony Bamford.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

More sculptures for Horseworld Sculpture Show

Busy building up Horseworld Sculpture Exhibition at Horseworld horse and donkey sanctuary near Bristol. Above one of the jigsaw bits - about a metre wide - painted on a sponge mattress by Andrew De Friesz, evoking the cave paintings of Lascaux. They are scattered round this patch of thornbush. The effect is similar to picking out cave paintings in the dark. Andy uses unconventional materials. A former chef at the Ritz, he made a corset for the couturier Jean Paul Gaultier out of biscuits. Below my Lady and the Unicorn, made from recycled bits and pieces and covered with granules of recycled glass. In mediaeval mythology unicorns were very fond of ladies and they were often depicted together, most famously in the tapestries in the Cluny Museum in Paris. The Chinese believed unicorns were brightly coloured - I don't know about bright blue but that's artistic licence. The lady was a mannequin off a skip.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Tom Hill's Trotting Horse arrives at Horseworld

I spent the day at Horseworld near Bristol building up the Horseworld Sculpture Exhibition which I am curating and which will run from May 23rd to November 1st 2010. One of sculptures to arrive was the amazing lifesized Trotting Horse made by Tom Hill with old horseshoes.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Paul Boswell paints a horse on two old doors

Paul paints with astonishing speed and could have done this in half an hour but spun it out to three hours as a performance at the Open Day at Horseworld near Bristol. It will appear along with a couple of horse sculptures by him and Rachel Macleay in the Horseworld Sculpture Show from May 23rd to November 1st 2010.

Open Day Horseworld Bristol

These show Gilbert Whyman making his Beer Bottle Top Horse which will be covered with beer bottle tops and will be one of the forty odd sculptures on show at the Horseworld Sculpture Show near Bristol from May 23rd to November 1st 2010. He was making it during Open Day at Horseworld a fun day of horse-related and other events.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Wacky artist's garden

All sorts of things lurk in back gardens behind conventional facades and this Fallen Women and Angel are in that of self confessed "with an element of wacky" Lois La Barbera.
still time to see her artwork, including pottery, in the Cloth Road Open Studios event in West Wiltshire On until Sunday May 9th 2010.