at ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London
Opening times Mon-Sat: 10:30-18:30, Sun: 12:00-17:00
Request an invitation to the Opening event by email
‘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
Also featured - Financial Times, 24th June 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
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
At ‘The Garden Gallery‘
Rookery Lane, Broughton, Stockbridge
Hampshire SO20 8AZ. Tel 01794 301144
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org dan zorgen wij dat u kaarten ontvangt.
Unique Artworks: Steelmesh sculpture SINEU, CYNEU in 75cm height, SENSU as a suspended artwork in 64cm height.
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.
Unique Artworks: Steelmesh sculpture FEME, 92cm height and ASPRO as a suspended artwork, 87cm height.
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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
Arte Fiera Bologna 2017
Bologna Fiere, Piazza Costituzione 6, Italy
Booth A83, Pavilion 25
with ContiniArt UK
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
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, ICON I 2009, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICONII 2009
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICON I 2009.
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March 2017
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).
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 email@example.com or alternatively call Eliza or Amy on +44 (0) 207 221 5820.
Koekbouw, Veghel, The Netherlands
Van Loon Galleries
Friday, 2 December – Sunday 18 December on the north quay in Veghel, a unique international art exhibition not to be missed. National and International artists exhibit work especially made for the Biennale, from paintings and sculptures to glass objects and sculptures. For more information visit vanloongalleries.com
Opening times: Wednesday to Friday from 11.00 to 17.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. or by appointment, sculpture garden free entrance. Contact me for an opening invitation!
Images: New sculpture CYNEU and SINEU 2016 on pedestals, Art fair logo and "ASBLU" 2016 (unique), bronze-mesh sculpture in blue colour finish, suspended.
with Vecchiato Arte
A selection of my steel-mesh sculptures are on display in Padova
Art Gallery Marshall Murray exhibits a selection of my work in a beautiful sculpture garden Fern de La Gorra in Southern France. Highly recommended – a visit when you're near Monaco! Please email Oliver Hawkins (by appointment only).
The stunning garden near Monaco presents more than 40 artworks. Marshall Murray loves bringing a slice of British life to the Cote D’Azur, hosting viewings inviting art lovers and artists to meet and mingle over glasses of rosé. Since September 2015 Marshall Murray exhibits British sculpture in southern France, a collaboration with the award-winning international garden designer James Basson, his sumptuous planting juxtaposed with sculpture. Lighting of the garden is installed by Jean-Phillipe Weimer. Watch the video (Marshall Murray Facebook) or open more images with following link:
Images of the Art&Music Event September/October 2016
With Club Vivanova / Marshall Murray Gallery
Many thanks to Oliver Hawkins from Marshall Murray Gallery and Club Vivanova who organised the 2016 Luxury Yacht Gourmet Experience, featuring a selection of my steel mesh and steel panel sculptures on the yacht. Bradley Mitton from Vivanova arranges lunches and cocktail parties during the Monaco Yacht Show in the Port of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
See all images of sculpture on the yacht
Further Vivanova event information and event photographs: www.clubvivanova.com/events with this link:
"SILHOUETTE" – solo exhibition 2016 in Munich: Galerie Hegemann, Hackenstraße 5 together with paintings by Igor Oleinikov.
Heralded as the first of it's kind in the UK, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been proudly exhibiting contemporary sculpture in a unique and magical environment for over 30 years. I am happy to exhibit sculpture TUUSUM, SQUERE, CIRCA and CIRUM in this beautiful park.
The garden is open on Thursdays throughout the summer, as well as Friday to Sunday.
Changes: Owner and curator Hannah Peschar of the renowned sculpture garden Surrey has stepped back to allow a new pairing of curators to add their stamp to the Sculpture Garden. Along with Anthony Paul, curator Vikki Leedham will be assembling this year's exhibition.
See all images of David Begbie Outdoor Sculpture at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
With Van Loon Galleries
ArtBreda, 4811 Chasséveld, Breda, The Netherlands
www.artbreda.nl , www.vanloongalleries.com
A selection of my new work 2016 just finished for ART BREDA: CYNT, CYNU and CYNW in bronze and steel mesh:
See all images of CYNT, a small free-standing girl / CYNU and CYNW, a female and a male suspended torso, black finished steelmesh.
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Art Palm Beach
Continuum Gallery - expressive glass & contemporary art, Königswinter, Germany, will exhibit a collection of my sculpture at Art Palm Beach.
Continuum - expressive glass & contemporary art
Vecchiato Arte, Padova, Italy
Watch a 1-minute video of the opening event with contemporaneous dance: Dance and Music Improvisation by Margherita Pirotto and Riccardo Marogna, tenor saxophone and live electronics. Coordination by Laura Pulin in collaboration with SPAZIODANZA, Padova.
Open Exhibition Catalogue: Please send your enquiries to Vecchiato Arte
“David Begbie: l'immaterialità dell'essere” “The Immateriality of Being”
Critique by Massimiliano Sabbion in Italiano / in English
Download Press Release
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Reopening of OPIOM Gallery after refurbishment!
11, Chemin du Village
06650 Opio, France
T. +33 (0)4.93.09.00.00
May - October 2015
Private View Sunday 7th June 2015
I am looking forward to visit the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden once again this year and unfortunately it will be the last season for this spectacular outside exhibition:
Hannah Peschar and Anthony Paul have the pleasure of inviting you to the private viewing of the new and final collection of sculpture at The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
on the 7th June 2015, 3pm - 5pm. Exhibition continues until the end of October 2015.
Adress: Black & White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5QR
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2015 with TUUSUM, a double figure in copper and Buddha Portrait , suspended.
Watch this beautiful video by Vicki Leedham / Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.
Stuart Anderson • Carole Andrews • John Atkin • Walter Bailey • Ben Barrell • Jay Battle • Stephen Beardsell • David Begbie • Hannah Bennett • Alison Berman • Jane Bohane • Stuart Bourne • Howard Bowcott • Peter Bye • Thiébaut Chagué • Stephen Duncan • Anthony Fagin • Richard Farrington • Robert Harding • Sean Henry • Heywood and Condie • Simon Hitchens • Richard Jackson & Sally Fawkes • Rick Kirby • David Klein • Martina Lauinger • Jonathan Loxley • Sophie Marsham • Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling • Christopher Marvell • Ronald van der Meijs • Caroline Moiret • Liam O'Neill • Anthony Paul • David Price • Lambert Rocour • Sam Shendi • Michael Short • Tom Stogdon • Johannes von Stumm • Jilly Sutton • Paul Vanstone • Léon Vermunt • Patricia Volk • Neil Wilkin • Emily Young• Wijnand Zijlmans • and Peter Clarke.
Private View Invitation with following link. Please RSVP for the 7th of June 2015. See More...
Continuum Gallery is located near Bonn next to the beautiful riverside in Köngiswinter at the Rhine. Magda and Wictor are currently exhibiting a selection of my sculpture within their exciting showrooms surrounded by sculpture park with waterfalls and lakes. Viewing by appointment only. Thank you for two short videos with unique sculpture EMENI and TRITUS:
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
ARTRUIST in Edinburgh announces a new exhibition and I am happy to take part with sculpture BURNS, my portrait of the poet:
Other confirmed artists are: Alison Buckle, Calum Colvin, Rosie Dahlstrom, Graham Fagen, Nina Fowler, Tom Gallant, Shannon Laing, The Little Artists, David Mach, Harland Miller, Paul Morrison, Alexander Newley, Deirdre Nicholls, Mark Powell, Adrian Wiszniewski.
More info Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Press Release, Media Release and an invitation/catalogue.
PS: Robert Burns Night 2015: 25 January 2015.
Continuum - expressive glass & contemporary art
I am happy to be represented by Continuum Gallery and look forward to visit lovely Rhineland for one of the events of this promising group exhibition with Vincent Peters, Lezzueck Coosemans, Deanna Clayton, Wilfried Grootens, Stani, Marek Zyga, Tim Ernst, Christian Klant and Bernhard Quade.
Solo Exhibition at Vecchiato Arte, Padova, Italy
In the picture: PRIMA, a male figure and TENSUS, a double figure composition - approx. 50cm height.
Juliane Hundertmark Galerie, Berlin
The artist’s gallery is representing a selection of guest artists and I am happy to show with Juliane this year! Click to zoom images...
CU-1 Gallery, 117 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
OPIOM Gallery in partnership with SNAP Orlando welcome you in a temporary space located at CU1 Gallery.
Artists: Guido Argentini, David Begbie, Tim Flach, Carole A. Feuerman, Kim Joon, Marc Lagrange, Jee Young Lee, Olivier Valsecchi, Nick Veasey, Dean West, Zhu Ming.
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday : 12 - 6pm & by appointment (contact Marc : +1 305-849-4898)
Van Loon Galleries will exhibit a selection of my work at “Excellent Beurs” in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Tanner & Lawson moved to Burnham Market, Norfolk.
Their new address is
The Old Forge, North Street, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8HG.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 6 pm
Telephone +44 (0) 1328 738 410
It’s the tenth anniversary and a selection of my work will be exhibited with Lee Benson from Lee Benson Gallery (former Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham).
The private view will be on 13th November and the fair continues until Sunday, so drop me a line if you’d like to be invited! More info: Edinburgh Art Fair
NUBII, 50 cm height, ICON III 51 cm height, ELEMENT - a brass panel on a base, height 32 cm and STILLNUWD, 62 cm height.
In the image: IKONS, suspended sculpture in steel-mesh, unique. A composition of a triple female torso, black colour finish.
Exhibition at ARTCATTO, Loulé, Portugal
“We are so delighted to welcome David Begbie to this exhibition I have been a long time admirer and friend of this hugely talented sculptor. His hand worked wire mesh sculptures which on their own are stunningly forceful but then the added beauty of them when lit, as they throw shadows on the walls, make them spectacular.” Gillian Catto.
Art gallery ARTCATTO will exhibit a selection of my work, together with the work of Leon Belsky, Cristina Bergoglio, Timur D'Vatz and Aldo Balding. See More...
A selection of my sculpture will be exhibited with Van Loon Galleries in Knocke on the International Art & Antiques Fair.
28 Feb - 16 March, Shanghai
The Consul Spouses Shanghai (CSS) Project with representatives from over 30 diplomatic missions' fund raising activity 2014 is an art project designed to help Children of the World and to support International Women's Day to which I have donated "PROTU" for exhibition and auction.
Krassi Gormley, wife of Irish CG, is the President of CSS and is organising the event which will undoubtedly attract considerable media attention. More info: Sh-Artshow (Chinese / English)
The ‘Children Around the World’ art exhibition at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
On Sunday 2 March 2014 a live auction took place at the exhibition centre, including PROTU. The sculpture fetched RMB 23,000 (approx. £2,300.00) and all funds will go towards helping children with birth defects have corrective surgery. I am very happy the sale of "PROTU" could fund 10 operations for correction of cleft palate.
6 - 13 April 2014
Chasséveld, 4811 DH Breda, The Netherlands - Stand 84
Van Loon Galleries will exhibit a selection of my work.
Opiom Gallery will exhibit a selection of my work in Hong Kong HKCEC.
Situated in the vicinity of Cannes in a brand new and uncluttered 500 m2 space, OPIOM Gallery promotes emerging and established artists - all of whom demonstrate a willingness to unravel and push forward their medium of choice. From Korea to the United States, from traditional photography to digital art, from bronze mesh to forged steel, all of them have passion and authenticity for common grounds.
Winter Pride Indoor Party at Tobacco Docks, London
London will be playing host to its first Winter Pride on 8 February 2014 - a new mid-Winter festival for gay London, Winter Pride (winterprideuk.com) at the capital’s Tobacco Dock (http://tobaccodocklondon.com/): a historic location between Tower Hill and Wapping that has now been transformed into a major exhibitions space.
Winter Pride will seek to bring together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs for a real winter warmer of a party, a fully enclosed, indoor event. It won’t just be about dancing and clubbing, though. The event will also boast a market and community area, and a highlight of the day will be the The Winter Pride UK Awards.
The first ever Winter Pride includes not only an art competition for emerging artists but a breathtaking exhibition of installation art and sculpture from a diverse group of international artists.I am happy to be invited showing NUUDIS and other mesh sculpture at the Awards room!
Read my interview: See More...
14 - 29 Oct 2013, Townhouse, 5 Fournier Street
11 am - 5pm daily
Spitalfields, London E1 6QE
10 - 18 August: Art Nocturne Knocke
Many thanks to Van Loon Galleries, The Netherlands!
Image: RHUDU 2013, unique steelmesh sculpture, suspended, 2013.
Cork Street Exhibition, London - UK
28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
with Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
The concept of the show is to create a dynamic group presentation of the new and innovative techniques of all the contemporary participants artist and a selection of my sculpture is on show.
Biennale Vught Special Edition, with Van Loon Galleries, The Netherlands
I am currently taking part in Van Loon Galleries' magnificent art event taking place in the gallery and gardens as well as in the adjacent church – the popular exhibition is prolonged until 23 June and exhibits a fantastic choice of artists. 11 am - 6 pm. www.biennalevught.nlMany thanks to Van Loon Galleries, The Netherlands.
If you are happen to be in NYC on 8th of May send me a rsvp if you like to join! I am pleased to show together with Keith Haynes and Kim Clayton-Jones, Art-Partnership presenting Vinyl Art!
'Captured' Portrait Sculpture Exhibition
SCULPT Gallery Essex, UK
A selection of my work including steel panel portraits EVE, BURNS and HEROINE, an Amy Winehouse Portrait.
The exhibition features portraits and combines a range of very interesting styles from 7 very different artists. It runs until the 30th of March, in case you can't make it on the 2nd. It would be nice to catch up with you if you can make it to the Private View on 2nd of March, where I will also be present. I hope to see you then.
15 - 17 Mar 2013
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with Ode to Art, Singapore
18 - 25 Jan 2013
I am delighted that the Visitor's Choice Prize Cork Street Open Exhibition went to 'MANOMANOMAN' - my triple male composition in steelmesh. Many thanks to all visitors and to curator Kathryn Roberts!
The CORK STREET OPEN WINTER EXHIBITION (free entrance) promises to be a spectacular show of International art.
The Private View is a fund raiser for charity CRISIS. Tickets are £15 each / £25 per couple and include Miller's Gin, Mottra Caviar and a chance to preview and purchase the artwork before the exhibition opens to the public. Please note there are **two events for this exhibition**. I will only be present at the artists' reception on 23rd January 2013. Please let me know asap if you'd like to join me for this, we do have a limited number of tickets available. Info and PV tickets here.
Image: ‘Sinuu’, 2012. A double sculpture, female front and male back torso, suspended, in black finished steel-mesh. Currently located at
Gallery Van Loon and Simons is showing my work.
Being an important centre of the avant-garde art in Northern Europe, Amsterdam has also another, much older and richer tradition – that of realism. Dutch painters were famous since Renaissance through the 18, 19 and 20 century. In the middle of the 20c., a movement called magic realism contributed with important figurative paintings depicting figurative scenes in a fantastic, mysterious scenery.
15.1.2012, Hauset, Belgium
A celebration for contemporary sculpture in Europe - 2000 people - 38 venues - 14 countries
The sculpture network New Year's Brunch 2012 invited to show at Hauset, Belgium. 2,000 artists, art lovers and art mediators gathered simultaneously in order to toast the New Year, pay tribute to the art of sculpture, discuss with like-minded and meet new people. All guests expressed their solidarity with three-dimensional art and their desire to convene. Brunches took place at artists studios, galleries, museums and other cultural institutions.
David Begbie in Interview at nyb 12 a celebration of contemporary sculpture in Europe Hosted at Ramirez Maro Galerie Hauset Belgium 15 January 2012
Many thanks to Art critic Enzo Santese for his notes about the event:
Read the Italian critique of ENZO SANTESE here: See More...