Artists

  • L to R: 'Slaveship Spirits of Sao Jose Paquete Africa'; 'Olaudah Equiano Middle Passage'; 'Olaudah Equiano Shade Portrait'; 'Olaudah Equiano Tags'; 'Olaudah Equiano'; 'Ibeji Benin Yam Twins'

    Christy Symington, L to R: 'Slaveship Spirits of Sao Jose Paquete Africa'; 'Olaudah Equiano Middle Passage'; 'Olaudah Equiano Shade Portrait'; 'Olaudah Equiano Tags'; 'Olaudah Equiano'; 'Ibeji Benin Yam Twins', L to R: 'Slaveship Spirits of Sao Jose Paquete Africa' - pewter, nails, lead strip, bell jar; 'Olaudah Equiano Middle Passage' - canvas weight bags, steel rings, gaffer tape, clear sheeting; 'Olaudah Equiano Shade Portrait&am, L to R: 50x25x25; 170x220x10; 110x75; 200x140; 78x30x25; 34x18x12 cm

  • Left: 'Head Inspired by Basquiat'; Right: 'Olaudah Equiano - African, slave, author, abolitionist' [Photo by Tontxi Vazquez]

    Christy Symington, Left: 'Head Inspired by Basquiat'; Right: 'Olaudah Equiano - African, slave, author, abolitionist' [Photo by Tontxi Vazquez], Left: Clay; Right: Crystacal, pigments, L 45x21x19cm : R 80x30x25cm

  • Wherever I Lay My Hat, Intervention, Winged Faith, Together Apart, Vessel Henge [series of 8], Human Intervention [Photo: Tontxi Vazquez]

    Christy Symington, Wherever I Lay My Hat, Intervention, Winged Faith, Together Apart, Vessel Henge [series of 8], Human Intervention [Photo: Tontxi Vazquez], Crystacal, Strip lights, Astroturf, Electric tubing, Sand, Gilding, Canvas, Glasswax, Heights 210-220cm, Widths 55-110cm

  • ‘Remembrance Stephen Lawrence’ Solo exhibition ‘SCULPTURE & SPOKEN WORD for STEPHEN LAWRENCE’ at Stephen Lawrence Centre Gallery, Black History Month 2016

    Christy Symington, ‘Remembrance Stephen Lawrence’ Solo exhibition ‘SCULPTURE & SPOKEN WORD for STEPHEN LAWRENCE’ at Stephen Lawrence Centre Gallery, Black History Month 2016, Projected poem by Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, plaster, floor construction safety tapes, overhead projector, acetates, Various Height 210 cm

Christy Symington MRBS

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A London based sculptor working with equal passion in structural object and abstract sculpture pushing processes in a wide range of materials, as well as figuratively, portraiture of people and tigers.

The thread of concern is a quest for hope, sharing hidden histories and resolution for positive change, whether it be social, concerns for the planet, natural and urban, or our animal world and its threats for survival. The deeper intent is to create dialogue and share knowledge. Implementation of words from invited poets into works are combined with spoken word live performance. Work can be driven first, either by excitement in pushing process to new areas finding a solution to express my concern, or by passion of research into concerns that prompt search for new materials and how to work with them. Drawing as drawing, and drawings as sculpture, are a strong essence and joy through my practice.

Christy has had solo shows in New York and London. A lifesize swimming tiger sculpture commission for ZSL London Zoo. Numerous selected and invited exhibitions in the UK and overseas include the Freedom to Create Prize, 3 years selected for Society of Portrait Sculptors, RWA Sculpture Triennial, SWA, Angel Orensanz Foundation NYC (solo), Pangolin, ‘Avril/Symington’ at Marist College, NY and Threadneedle Prize. Solo shows at The Stephen Lawrence Centre in 2016 ‘SCULPTURE & SPOKEN WORD for Stephen Lawrence [13.9.74 - 22.4.93]’  with invited poets and in 2015 ‘OLAUDAH EQUIANO MAN AND BROTHER’ and featured in Black Cultural Archives in 2016 ‘Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar’.  Acquisition for permanent collection by International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool, Transatlantic and Contemporary Project and selected for ISM’s 10th anniversary exhibition August 2017.

Member since 2002 and RBS Council Member 2003-07. Christy studied traditional figure sculpture and drawing in Paris at Les Ateliers Beaux-Arts Montparnasse and Glaciere and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. 4 years at the New York Studio School USA graduating with Merit Award for Sculpture and selected sculpture student for exchange to the Slade School of Art, London. MA from Byam Shaw [Central Saint Martins], University of the Arts London.

  • Categories: Abstract, Animal, Figurative/Realism
  • Materials: Brick/Concrete/Plaster, Bronze, Mixed media
  • Location: London