News and Exhibition Blog

‘Biennale Brabant‘ 2017

09-26 November
Koepelhal in Tilburg, The Netherlands
More info: www.vanloongalleries.com

The Biënnale Brabant attracted over 20.000 visitors two years ago, this year Van Loon Galleries promises it to be an even larger-scale event!

ART exhibition in Tilburg - Logo for Biennale Brabant

wire-mesh sculptures by David Begbie exhibited in The Netherlands 2017 at Biennale Brabant
Exhibited at the Biennale: ICONS, black finished suspended torso sculpture composition, CRAW and CRAW A in steel and wire as well as RUDU, a steelmesh figure in red-oxide finish.

‘The Seduction of Curves‘

Book cover The Seduction of Curves by Allan McRobie
Book cover The Seduction of Curves and illustration VENII.

I am very impressed by the book ‘The Seduction of Curves‘ – The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude.
Published August 2017 by Allan McRobie with photography by Helena Weightman. (Hardcover, ISBN: 9780691175331).
I was pleased to be invited to contribute with an illustration of VENII 2005.
It is an eclectic book, full of fabulous images to illustrate curves and their fascinating connection to maths and art - maybe a Christmas present idea for art-lovers and maths lovers alike!
Use discount code MCR01 when ordering the book at Princeton University Press at checkout to reduce the price from £27.95 to £20.00.

Red steel sculpture of two nude torsos VENII by artist David Begbie
VENII sculpture, steel panel - see all images

New Art Gallery in Plymouth: ‘Studio 56‘

New art gallery ‘Studio 56‘ in Plymouth city centre
Paul Somerville and Francis Mallett, two leading figures in the Plymouth art scene, have joined forces to set up a new gallery in the city centre.
Between them they have more than 50 years of experience dealing in contemporary art in the city and I am pleased Paul is representing my sculptures again in Plymouth:

STUDIO 56
Cornwall Street
Plymouth
Tel 07411 445983
Web / Facebook
Email: studiofivesixplymouth@gmail.com

New art gallery Studio 56 in Plymouth representing artist David Begbie
wire-mesh sculpture by David Begbie at art gallery Studio 56 Plymouth
Example BLUW 2016, a female figure in steelmesh, RUDAS, two female back figurines and flat panel sculpture STILLNUWD, suspended.


‘Shadows and Light‘

05 Oct - 5 Nov
Picture, Craftwork, Sculpture, Jewellery
Byard Art, Cambridge

Shadows and Light is a contemporary exhibition at Byard Art featuring exciting pieces by a wide range of artists. Come and visit Cambridge to see the stunning imagery created under the theme of light and shade.
The art exhibition includes a selection of my wire-mesh and steel-panel sculptures.

Male muscular bodies and feminine sculpture by David Begbie at art exhibition in Cambridge

Steel Sculptures hand-made from mesh and steel - David Begbie at Byard Art exhibition

Monaco 2017 Marshall Murray Exhibition

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A few highlights of the recent art exhibition by Marshall Murray Galleries during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
Get in touch with Oliver Hawkins when nearby Monaco for a personal invitation: enquiries@marshallmurray.co.uk.
Here is a short video of all highlights and open further images with the linke below:
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‘Fine Art Sails‘ - Barcolana Sailing Regatta 2017

06 October
Gulf of Trieste / The Star Class Adriatic fleet

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“An Eye for the Buoys” - my iconic art sail, based on “EVE”, a steel panel suspended portrait (limited edition) won again, this time at the Barcolana - helmed by World Champion and Olympian Robert Scheidt.
The Barcolana attracts 250,000 visitors over the prime weekend and the race course. The Star Class Adriatic fleet brings back the heyday of these keelboats in the Gulf of Trieste by racing on a series of windward-leeward courses and taking part in regattas in front of Bacino San Giusto in the evening.



More info: regate@svbg.it, http://www.barcolana.it, in Twitter @FineArtSails, official hashtag: #Barcolana #Bstar
Royal Thames Yacht Club Article 2014 and RTYC Review features all art sails: Art Sails (PDF) (pdf, 1 page)

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‘Burns Unbroke - As Ithers See Him‘, Summerhall, Scottland

2018
25 Jan – 10 Mar

Contemporary interpretations of Burns’s appearance by more than 30 artists
funded by Creative Scotland, pilot for a multi-arts festival
with ARTRUIST, Edinburgh - read the press release


Burns Unbroke‘ is a pilot for a contemporary multi-arts festival, exploring new interpretations of the life and work of Robert Burns, supported by Creative Scotland and takes place at Summerhall, arguably the most exciting festival venue in Edinburgh.

Robert Burns Portrait in half-transparent steel
Portrait of poet Robert Burns in steel

The project‘s innovative visual arts programme will feature over 30 visual artists. In addition, the focussed programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night with Neu! Reekie!, spoken word performances with Flint & Pitch and music programmed by Jamie Sutherland of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here live music initiative. Interdisciplinary is at the heart of this project and new synergies will be offered to a diverse audience, providing a unique experience of contemporary interpretations of Scotland’s national bard.

The visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks, from 25 January – 10 March 2018, with the majority of performance events focussed around the weekend of 27/28 January. One of the exhibitions will be ‘As Ithers See Him‘ – contemporary interpretations of Robert Burns’s appearance. I am delighted to take part exhibiting my contemporary ‘BURNS‘ portraits (limited edition). Many thanks to Sheilagh Tennant for inviting me to exhibit.


Beirut Art Fair 2017

21-24 Sep 2017
https://www.beirut-art-fair.com/
With ContiniArtUK, Booth A8

David Begbie artwork in wire-mesh: CRAW (detail) 2017
ContiniArt UK presents David Begbie sculpture at Art Beirut 2017

Exhibiting Artists: David Begbie with new work, Fernando Botero, Omar Hassan, Desire Obtain Cherish and Helidon Xhixha

The 2017 edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR will offer an exceptional and innovative program that confirms Beirut’s role as one of today’s most vibrant centers of contemporary creation.
BEIRUT ART FAIR is the leading platform for the discovery of new artists, trends, galleries, institutions, and publications from the ME.NA.SA., thus representing a principal catalyst for artistic development of the region.
As Beirut is a bridge between East & West, the fair establishes and builds artistic links between diverse cultures, fostering collaboration between galleries with a demonstrated commitment to making discoveries.
In just a few years, BEIRUT ART FAIR has become an international artistic event that attracts an ever greater number of visitors to Lebanon: professionals and art lovers from the region and from around the world. We’ve decided to highlight this evolution by putting together a selection committee that reflects the support BEIRUT ART FAIR enjoys from the most important art collectors in the region, whom we’ve enlisted on the basis of their rich expertise, their intellectual curiosity, and the quality of their views on the regional art scene.

David Begbie sculpture and painting Art Beirut detail of David Begbie's sculpture of a hand

Since its creation in 2010, BEIRUT ART FAIR has served to both spotlight and reinforce a dynamic art market that today finds itself in full expansion, both in Lebanon and in the broader ME.NA.SA. region.
From 19 to 26 September 2017, BEIRUT ART WEEK opens public spaces and luxury boutiques of the capital to artistic expression.

‘Shadows of the Past‘ - London Art Week

As part of London Art Week 30 June – 7 July 2017
at ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London
Opening times Mon-Sat: 10:30-18:30, Sun: 12:00-17:00


sculpture of three nude girls and raccanello leprince ceramic plate
Watch the Private View video

Artstyle Magazine about David Begbie's exhibition Shadows of the Past London 2017
‘Shadows of the Past‘ is an exciting and very unusual collaboration for ‘London Art Week‘ combining artefacts from the past with contemporary sculpture. I will be making new sculpture for this joint exhibition inspired by renaissance ceramics, presented by Bazaart who will display my work together with Renaissance pottery at ContiniArtUK, New Bond Street. Camille Leprince and Justin Raccanello's choice is highly selective: quality, rarity, condition and the impact of each ceramic is attractive to a modern public, collectors, connoisseurs and museums as much as young clients who might have never explored early European ceramic art before.

More info: ContiniArtUK. Read the Press Article ‘Shadows of the Past - David Begbie in Dialogue with Antiquity(ArtStyle Magazine Summer/Fall 2017) video Private View

Also featured - Financial Times, 24th June 2017:

Collecting - Financial Times and Raccanello Plate - David Begbie News

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

From April Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
with a selection of abstract and figurative mesh sculpture!
More info at www.hannahpescharsculpture.com. See impressions of the beautiful art garden here

abstract garden mesh sculpture with figurative details by sculptor David Begbie

Solo Exhibition ‘CUTTING EDGE‘, London

26 Apr – 31 May 2017
ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London

A retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of solo shows.
Following on from a very successful presentation of my sculpture at Arte Fiera, Bologna earlier this year ContiniArtUK are presenting a retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of my artwork (sculpture, drawings and monoprints) 1987 to 2017.
To commemorate this exhibition a new catalogue features all artworks from this exhibition.
Many thanks to Cristian Contini and all at ContiniArt UK for making this exhibition possible.
Short Video Impressions


invitation to art exhibition with sculptures by david begbie - male nude body in armature


Video | Press Release | Catalogue CUTTING EDGE | Photos Private View and Exhibition

Sculpure Exhibition 2017: ContiniART UK presents David Begbie

Solo Exhibition ‘TRANSFORM‘, Èze, France

Wire-mesh sculpture at Chateau La Chévre d'Or overooking Cap Ferrat, France

Sculpture Exhibition at Le Chevre D'Or, Eze, France - female body in red metal artwork
Chateau de La Chèvre d'Or, Rue du Barri, 06360 Èze, France
28 — 30 April 2017 with Marshall Murray Gallery and Club Vivanova
A bank holiday afternoon of art, a Michelin-starred meal, fashion, champagne and a rare chance to meet the artist, set against the backdrop of some of the best views on the French riviera.


Following on from last Autumn’s exhibition events in Monaco ‘TRANSFORM’ is a selected solo exhibition for La Chèvre d'Or which includes both figurative and abstract sculpture presented in outdoor settings on the mountain side high up above the Côte d’Azur. The spectacular venue offers the opportunity to experience the mysterious and captivating transparency of Begbie Sculpture with the interaction of ever-changing light conditions throughout the day where the sea and skies of the French Riviera integrate and merge with the various sculptural forms themselves in perpetual interaction.
VIP Press 3pm, 29 April 2017.
More info: Oliver Hawkins, Tel. 0044 7779 297638 or contact the artist.

Video | PhotoAlbum | Press Release Download




Summer Exhibition 2017 ‘Making a Mark‘

13 May - 08 Jul 2017
At ‘The Garden Gallery
Rookery Lane, Broughton, Stockbridge
Hampshire SO20 8AZ. Tel 01794 301144
Wire-mesh sculpture in bronze in spring garden - photo Garden Gallery 2017Info and exhibtion invitation - The Garden Gallery - MAKING A MARK

I am exhibiting an outdoor sculpture in bronzemesh at the Garden Gallery for the very first time and many thanks to Rachel Bebb for inviting me. New artists this year are also Lisi Ashbridge, Sadie Brockbank MRBS, Anne Curry MRBS, Paul Donovan, Mark Evans, Rowena Gilbert, Joseph Hillier MRBS, Eric Marland, John Neilson, Jane Rickards, Tim Royall and Mark Stonestreet.
Making a Mark is a celebration of craftsmanship. At the Private View on 13 May the Lettering Arts Trust in Snape will have a display about its work and some of the letter carvers exhibiting in Making a Mark will demonstrate their skill.
The Garden Gallery is liaising with the Association Culturelle Barneville-Carteret in Normandy which holds regular exhibitions of sculpture and painting. Roger Stephens MRBS will exhibit at ArtBC for two weeks in June.

Private View | Saturday 13 May | 11 – 5
Exhibition Opening Times | 18 May – 8 July
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | 11 – 5, all other times by arrangement.
More info: write to Rachel Bebb MA, FRSA at the Garden Gallery
rachel@gardengallery.uk.com


Grange Festival in June near Winchester
The Garden Gallery is also exhibiting sculpture at The Grange Festival in June. This fabulous feast of opera takes place at Grange Park, near Winchester. The beautiful park has been restored to its Arcadian splendour by eminent landscape architect Kim Wilkie. Exhibiting sculptors include Salvatore Anselmo, Charlotte Mayer FRBS, Sally Fawkes MRBS and Richard Jackson MRBS, Peter Randall-Page FRBS, Jon Buck MRBS and Shelley Robzen MRBS, alongside paintings by Deborah Gourlay.

‘ART BREDA‘ 2017

07-17 May
Voormalig Breda’s Museum, Parade 12, 4811 DZ Breda, The Netherlands
www.artbreda.nl , www.vanloongalleries.com

A selection of sculpture will be exhibited at ART BREDA 2017: CYNEU, SINEU and SENSU.
Tickets? Wilt u een bezoek brengen aan Art Breda en onze stand (nummer B14). Stuur dan een mail naar info@vanloongalleries.com dan zorgen wij dat u kaarten ontvangt.

sculpture by David Begbie SINEU, CYNEU and SENSU
Unique Artworks: Steelmesh sculpture SINEU, CYNEU in 75cm height, SENSU as a suspended artwork in 64cm height.

Lucca Art Fair 2017

05-08 May 2017

A selection of my steel-mesh sculptures are on display in Lucca, Italy: Stand A1 with Vecchiato Arte.
Vecchiato Arte sara' presente alla Fiera d'Arte moderna e contemporanea di Lucca.

Red body sculpture of a girl - FEME by David BegbieWhite finished male torso sculpture ASPRO in wire-mesh by David Begbiecontemporary art at art fair Lucca 2017 including male torso in wired mesh by David Begbie
Unique Artworks: Steelmesh sculpture FEME, 92cm height and ASPRO as a suspended artwork, 87cm height.

Tickets?
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PRESSO: Polo Fiere Lucca, via della Chiesa XXXII trav. I,237 - Lucca
ORARI Venerdi 17:30 / 20:00, Sabato 11:00 / 23:00, Domenica 11:00 / 20:00, Lunedi 10:00 / 13:00

‘AIRWAVE‘ 2016

Floating Arabic Dhow Sculpture, suspended
Stainless Steel-Mesh, white colour finish
600 x 375 x 110 cm, installed February 2017
Commission by LW for Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
See photo album AIRWAVE

Mesh Sculpture of a Dhow - Arabic ship - in hotel lobby Le Royal Meridien Dubai

Derived from Arabic dhow designs ‘AIRWAVE‘ is conceived as more than a sculptural rendition of a traditional vessel.

Fabricated in white painted stainless steel mesh, etherial, translucent, precariously poised, this over 6 metre height suspended composition suggests it is more the soul of a vessel than a vessel itself. Rather than in water it floats in air. Phantom-like, this sculpture seems mysteriously poised between the elements where horizon is blurred or lost, its ethos suggesting it exists not only where sea and sky optically merge but in a place where they physically merge, too and where there are neither one thing nor the other.

It’s an exploding apparition which draws attention to the fine line between liquid, air and that which is solid – water, mist, cloud, even ice. Its anti-gravitational composition ultimately expresses a vision and notion of invisible forces which surround us and which form part of everything which exists – electromagnetic and radio waves, light waves, wind and liquid shock waves as well as gravity and its counterpart relentlessly, persuasively, explosively shaping and forcing us to go with the flow.
See photo album AIRWAVE

Arte Fiera Bologna 2017 with ContiniArt

27-30 Jan 2017
Arte Fiera Bologna 2017
Bologna Fiere, Piazza Costituzione 6, Italy
Booth A83, Pavilion 25
with ContiniArt UK

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ContiniArtUK are excited to announce their participation at Arte Fiera Bologna running from the 27th to the 30th January 2017. Under the new direction of Angela Vettese, 2017 sees Arte Fiera celebrate its 41st edition, confirming its identity as the longest running and historically rich art fair in Italy, exhibiting works from three of our most prominent artists, Helidon Xhixha, Omar Hassan and David Begbie.

Read more - In Focus: David Begbie – the world’s leading wire mesh sculptor open/download a pdf of 4 pages



Artists at Arte  Fiera Bologna 2017: Omar Hassan, Helidon Xhixha and David Begbie, Continiartuk
Art fair in Italy - booth with nude wire-mesh sculptures
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, ICON I 2009, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICONII 2009

Fiera Bologna booth with four Begbie sculptures
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICON I 2009.

Arte Fiera Bologna 2017 with Vecchiato Arte

27-30 Jan 2017
Arte Fiera Bologna 2017
Pad. 26, Stand A/94
Bologna Fiere, Piazza Costituzione 6, Italy
with Vecchiato Arte

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Vecchiato Arte at Arte Fiera Bologna, the most important art fair in Italy presenting a selection of my works. In the image: TUUWUN, a triple figure composition, suspended.

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2017 Art Style Magazine: "The World's Leading Wire Mesh Sculptor"

Art Style Magazine with a 4 page article about my work
Spring 2017 Issue, open/download a pdf of 4 pages

Magazine about Leading Wire Mesh Artist 2017Magazine Art Style page about sculptor

Online Auction and Gala Night for "The Project Polunin"

Project Polunin
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March 2017

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CZIN 2016 – a male back sculpture, freestanding on metal base, black finished steelmesh, 75cm height. Above image opens more photographs.
This latest steelmesh sculpture is one of the recent series of single figurative forms both male and female whose subjects are contemporary archetypal expressions of masculine and feminine. CZIN has a particular poise and posture expressing fitness, strength and balance often witnessed in the discipline of contemporary dance and ballet.

CZIN will be my donation for the Online Auction for The Project Polunin Gala(online lots for Project Polunin here).

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Photo Credit Sophie Dunne



Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at the Kiev Choreographic State School and The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever.

Project Polunin at Sadler’s WellsTuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March


Project Polunin is a triple bill of classical and modern pieces. The programme at Sadler’s Wells will include the UK premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev’s Icarus and Tea or Coffee, a company piece choreographed by Andrey Kaydanovskiy. The programme will also feature the world premiere of Echo and Narcissus, a piece co-created by Polunin in collaboration with composer Ilan Eshkeri and photographer and artist David LaChapelle. Polunin previously collaborated with LaChapelle, performing in his interpretation of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’. Eshkeri wrote the music for Polunin’s biographical film Dancer, a film about Sergei Polunin’s life and work that will be released in UK cinemas on 10 March.

The Project Polunin GalaThursday 23rd February 2017


aims to raise funds for a new Project Polunin Production that will premiere at Sadler's Wells, On this site you will find all the necessary information on the Gala and how you can support this amazing Project.

Please note, the online auction website will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
Bidding will resume at 18:00 on Thursday 23rd February 2017 for event attendees only. If you are not attending the event we encourage you to use the ‘Maximum Bid’ feature in order to increase your chances of winning auction items.


Frances Segelman sculpts Sergei PoluninThe Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQTuesday 17 January 2017 (6 - 8.30pm)



Self-taught Frances Segelman has reached the top of the sculpting profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent commissions include Boris Johnson, Lord Julian Fellowes and Joanna Lumley.
Frances Segelman's sculpting event at The Hospital Club includes photographs of Sergei Polunin by award winning photographer Rick Guest, wire mesh art by internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie and life drawing by artist Victoria Perloff.

If you have any questions or queries about The Project Polunin Gala, please do email​ projectpolunin@lillingston.co.uk or alternatively call Eliza or Amy on +44 (0) 207 221 5820.​