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Stitch Fetish 4, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, California

6 February 2016 - 27 February 2016

Curated by Ellen Schindermann, Stitch Fetish 4, at The Hive Gallery, will explore the art of the stitch (a rite and fetish unto itself), revealing the secrets, desires, and obsessions lurking in the mind of the artist. Works of erotica and titillation! Works of dark fantasy and longing. Works of secrets never told, but long kept. This international group show includes the work of RBS Member Sally Hewett MRBS.

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Dieci Anni: Sculpture in Marble

30 January 2016 - 14 February 2016

Exhibition in the Sala Delle Grasce gallery in the main Piazza of Pietrasanta, Tuscany of works in marble , excecuted in Pietrasanta over the past 10 years.

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Europe

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New Dimensions: Contemporary Art Inspired by Hidden Objects

16 January 2016 - 16 April 2016

Hidden objects from the museum stores are being vividly re-imagined in film, photography, sculpture, textiles and poetry for an exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. ‘New Dimensions’ opens on Saturday 16 January 2016 and will feature work created by a group of professional artists who have been granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the museum’s extensive stores. Those stores are at the Somerset Heritage Centre, on the edge of Taunton, where the county’s vast collection of archives, historic books and museum objects are preserved. The museum reserve collections are usually only available for research and academic study. But in an innovative partnership between local artists and museum curators, these rarely-seen objects will be brought to life as the inspiration for contemporary art works. The new works will be exhibited at the Museum of Somerset alongside some of the objects they celebrate. Sam Astill, Exhibitions Curator at the Museum of Somerset, said: “Our museum collections contain around three million objects and only a fraction of them can be on public display at any one time. This exhibition is a chance to see some of those hidden objects and to enjoy the new perspectives on Somerset’s amazing past that the artists have revealed.”The exhibition features work by six local artists: Jenny Graham, painter and printmaker, Chris Dunseath, sculptor, Jacy Wall, textile artist and printmaker, Laura Aish, filmmaker and sound artist, Ralph Hoyte, declamatory poet, and Richard Tomlinson, photographer and filmmaker. Among the collections that captured their imaginations are Roman jewellery, Bronze Age axes, Victorian and Edwardian insect and plant collections, postcards, and machinery from Somerset’s farming, industrial and domestic past.

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South West

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BLACK GEORGIANS: The Shock of the Familiar at Black Cultural Archives

16 November 2015 - 9 April 2016

Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF Imagining the Georgian period awakens images from Jane Austen’s parlour to Hogarth’s Gin Lane. Black Cultural Archives’ new exhibition Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar takes you on a journey a long way from these quintessential English images. This new exhibition interrogates the seams between the all-too-often prettified costume period dramas and the very different existance of hardship, grime, disease, and violence that was the reality for many. This exhibition will reveal the everyday lives of Black people during the Georgian period (1714-1830). It will offer a rich array of historical evidence and archival materials that present a surprising, sometimes shocking, and inspiring picture of Georgian Britain. http://bcaheritage.org.uk/programme/exhibitions/black-georgians-the-shock-of-the-familiar/ My portrait sculpture of 'Olaudah Equiano - African, slave, author, abolitionist' joined the exhibition. http://www.christysymington.com

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London

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Conway Actants

13 November 2015 - 26 March 2016

Opening Event 6-9pm, November 13th. All welcome. Drinks Served. An artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar will be the first visual art project in Conway Hall’s history to directly respond to its spaces, ethos, activities and archive. For example, photographic collaboration revealing the more hidden spaces of Conway Hall or scenes of the library at dusk will hang both inside and on the outside the building, facing out onto Red Lion Square. Hexagonal structures suspended from ceiling windows will link the bee hives on the roof with the collective interior space, mixed media paintings will explore spaces, mixed media paintings will explore spaces and structures propagated by human and non-human agency and a series of assemblage works will respond to archive portraits of key figures in the history of Conway Hall. Composers Cynthia Millar and Roly Porter will also collaborate on a sound work in a response to the piano auctions at Conway Hall and the itinerant nature of the objects and music. Conway Actants is a project that aims to make Conway Hall accessible for artistic intervention and therefore ultimately aims to increase awareness of an organisation with an extraordinary history of ethics and free thinking in Britain.

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London

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Artist At War

7 October 2015 - 24 October 2016

On this fourteenth anniversary of the official US-lead War on Terror, artists@WAR is a visual discussion of war posited as a new antiwar movement. Exhibition Curated by Jon Ross at present online, then London,New York. I have a number of sculptures in this mixed exhibition

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АБВ/ABC Steel sculpture 240cm

1 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

The Creation of the Glagolitic Alphabet The Byzantine emperor Michael III gave Cyril the Philosopher the hard task to create an alphabet and translate liturgic books for his mission in Moravia in 863 that included also religios and enlightening activities. In Cyril the Philosopher's biography, chapter XIV it is written, "The king convened a council, called Cyril the Philosopher,... told him, I know that you are tired, but I need you to go there because noone else can do it it but you" The same is repeated in Methodius' Biography which shows that Cyril the Philosopher has done such kind of work earlier and is known and trusted. "The Philosopher went and according to his custom took to prayers together with his collaborators. And God who listens to the prayers of his children, soon told him this and he created the alphabet immediatly and started writing the evangelical words, "In the beginning was the word..." (John 1:1) We are going to emphasize the fact that he created the alphabet immediately. Letter A................................................

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Europe

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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY

14 August 2015 - 28 August 2016

Two pieces of my sculpture have been selected to be shown on the Saatchi Screen at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY

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London

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“Flight of the Langoustine”

14 July 2015 - 1 January 2020

"Flight of the Langoustine" Bronze & Steel / Public Realm. Pierre Diamantopoulo MRBS. One of three winning sculptures awarded a place on the forthcoming Hove Plinth. Each sculpture will be taking its turn on the Plinth on the Hove Seafront Promenade for a period of 12 - 18 months, then will be allocated a permanent site in Hove and Brighton. This will be an ongoing programme of sculptures, on a similar basis to The Forth Plinth at Trafalgar Square. Maquettes have already been commissioned and fund-raising has started with a view to installing sculptures from Spring 2017. “Flight of the Langoustine” was inspired after a bit of beach-combing. A storm had deposited a mangled lobster pot yards from my (first) studio under the arches in Brighton. This washed-up object had been a means of escape for the lobsters and this translated itself into a human story of exodus and release – a dash for freedom."

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South East

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Golden Rain, Michael Petry, FRBS

26 April 2013 - 31 December 2016

This large scale mirrored glass installation has just been given by Donna MacMillan to the Palm Springs Art Museum for their permanent collection. It consists of 100 large sealed bottles suspended down 3 floors in their main entrance to the collection. Each bottle contain a work/message by another artist who I invited to participate in the original project commissioned by Ha gamle prestegard for Stavanger 2008 - when it was European City of Culture. The work was originally installed in a 6 story lighthouse and recalls the classical story of Zeus and Danae, where in order to have her he turns himself into a shower of gold.

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