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Ronald Rae Sculpture Exhibition at The Falkirk Wheel.

23 April 2016 - 23 April 2017

A thought-provoking exhibition of ten hand-carved granite sculptures mainly of animals featuring Rae's tender Heavy Horse and Foal, an endangered Elephant Family and his latest work Gorilla Family.

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Scotland

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Transformer

16 April 2016 - 7 May 2016

An exhibition of sculpture by Seamus Moran MRBS including several new works. "I like to work with combinations of seemingly incompatible ideas and forms to produce my sculptures. Inspired by childhood memories of museum visits, fossils and armour, and my industry background in mould-making I aim to produce work that is convincing & meticulously constructed. For many years I have worked by casting knots salvaged from dead trees and turning them into complex organic abstracts. Whilst I still use this method some of my recent work has focused on more figurative themes, often with a strong social comment. I use a lot of widely different materials and construction methods often having to learn completely new techniques and skills. Very different in some ways to my previous body of work, but retaining the realism and the feeling that these pieces could be museum exhibits from a parallel universe. My objective is to give body to my own insights on the human condition through these dark, slightly humorous sculptures, introducing questionable values by the rethinking of familiar objects."

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Yorkshire & the Humber

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Wyrd Then : Weird Now

13 April 2016 - 22 May 2016

The Koppel Project is delighted to present its second exhibition Wyrd Then: Weird Now; featuring the work of Sol Bailey Barker, Tom Hatton and Joe Farley. For Wyrd Then : Weird Now artist Sol Bailey Barker takes the ancient ritual axe as a starting point to explore notions of sacred objects and rituals of the Neolithic landscapes of Europe. Through an investigation the evolution of sacred forms and materials and in reviving shamanic characters to perform ancient object based rituals, Bailey Barker reflects on the relationship between societies and their enduring power symbols. Bailey Barker has worked in collaboration with composer and sound artist Joe Farley who has created a complex soundscape for the exhibition, making use of the sculptures' sonic potential, and employing them as ritual instruments. This soundscape is used as the soundtrack for an accompanying film made in collaboration with cinematographer Ruben Woodin Dechamps. Wyrd Then: Weird Now; features work from 'Outpost'; a photographic series by Tom Hatton made around the North Wales mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog The series, presenting the closed slate mines as evocative space-scapes, captures the harsh geometry of the landscape, which has inspired much of Bailey Barker’s work.

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London

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Interlopers - Permindar Kaur

18 March 2016 - 7 May 2016

Black, faceless, fleece-teddies have been released into the Art & Design Gallery. They are climbing, travelling, exploring and infesting, perhaps considering escape. UH Galleries is delighted to present a site-specific installation spanning the vast glazed front wall of the Art & Design Gallery launching a new body of work by highly regarded British artist Permindar Kaur. Spanning three decades, Permindar’s artistic practice has consistently explored the human condition, who we are and where we belong. Her signature polar-fleece protagonists combine the innocence of cuddly toys with an underlying threat or vulnerability. A publication will accompany this exhibition with an essay by Richard Cork. Project blog: uhartsresident.wordpress.com

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South East

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Ann Christopher

4 March 2016 - 29 May 2016

A 176 page hardback monograph with essay by Richard Cork has been published by the Royal Academy. There is a special edition of 35 books which contain a signed hand finished print - 'Finding Lines'

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London

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Ann Christopher

25 February 2016 - 29 May 2016

DRAWING - THE LINES OF TIME A previously unseen series of 26 pastel, graphite and crayon drawings installed in the Tennant Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.

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London

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Exhibition “Vida Toxica” now on display in Barcelona

15 February 2016 - 15 May 2016

TOXIC LIFE We are nature in a toxic evolution Sculpture and environmentalism: The artist Alvaro Soler Arpa and Plastic Pollution Coalition present the double exhibition "Vida Toxica" ("Toxic Life") at the airport El Prat and in the exhibition space Espai Mercè Sala at the Metro of Barcelona. Soler Arpa's spectacular sculptures transport the message of the environmental organization: Bones of different animals like the bull, cow, horse, wild boar, vulture, antelope, ostrich and lamb are transformed into contaminated mutant beings. Disturbing creatures in motion reminiscent of prehistoric animals whose bodies contain plastics and other waste. In the exhibition text that accompany the sculptures explain about the extensive consumption of plastic worldwide and the terrible consequences for the ecosystem of the planet. Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is an international movement of more than 400 organizations that works to stop plastic pollution and its toxic effects on humans, animals, the oceans and the environment. Soler Arpa uses an artistic language that calls for the world to become aware of our own toxicity and to consider how nature and matter will evolve with the ingestion, exposure and consumption of a multitude of waste products and pollution? Will we succumb to it? From 1st February until 25th May 2016 at Espai Mercè Sala Metro station Diagonal (Rambla Catalunya w/ Rosselló) free entry http://www.solerarpa.com/ http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

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Europe

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

16 November 2015 - 9 June 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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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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Rest of the World

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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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