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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

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‘The Real Face of Burns‘

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21 Feb – 14 Jun 2015
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Ayr, Scotland

ARTRUIST in Edinburgh announces a new exhibition and I am happy to take part with sculpture BURNS, my portrait of the poet:

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”Next February, in the wake of Hogmanay and a month of Burns suppers, when there is such a strong emphasis on tradition and the poetry of Burns, we aim to shift the focus. From February to June 2015, we will show an exhibition which explores his appearance. We all think we know what he looked like, primarily because of the ubiquitous Nasmyth portrait – and even the derivative Archibald Skirving portrait which was drawn well after Burns died. Less well publicised is the fact that Robert Burns himself believed that a miniature executed by Alexander Reid, an unknown local artist, offered the best likeness. We are very fortunate that, courtesy of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery where it is normally to be found, this work will be on display at the Museum for the duration of the exhibition. Also included in the show will be a life sized model of Burns’s head, reconstructed by forensic scientists from the University of Dundee.”

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.


‘Rutland Pride‘ Interior Design Article


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Rutland Pride, April 2014
Spring Style for your Home (Page 60-63)

Hannah Turcan, Interior Designer, presents her country property project.
Many thanks to the owner for sharing fantastic images of his home, depicting NUUD (93 cm), a unique steelmesh sculpture and etching INTIMATES (limited edition).

Read the complete article online:
http://issuu.com/pridemagazines/docs/rutland_april_for_issue
(page 60-63)

'Fine Art Sails' London 2013

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Read the article in COWES YACHTING, Spring Edition 2013 about all artists and the project:
A weekend of Fine Art Sails* racing at the London Boat Show 2013 was won by the boat and crew with my sail 'An Eye for the Buoys’.
Michael Ross' official CNM Estates UK Star Championship regatta award went to Xavier Rohart and Serge Pulfer.
Fine Art Sails is the first-of-its-kind collaboration between World Class Yachting and Internationally acclaimed artists. Established in 2012 by concept founder Michael Ross of CNM Estates, Fine Art Sails invites artists to create original artwork sails. I am delighted to take part!

My artwork for the sail is derived from 'EVE' 2008, a limited edition flat steel-panel sculpture translated into a sail format.

I am particularly impressed by how the origins of the 'Art Sails' idea have transformed from street art and graffiti painting into the initiation of a completely new art form, literally inventing a new 'canvas' on which artists are invited to work. I'm also simply amazed at the momentum and speed at which this project has moved and gathered force since it began in 2012.

The ethos of the 'Art Sails' concept and of Michael Ross' desire to draw together the seemingly disparate worlds of nautical sailing and 'the Arts' is potentially as versatile and expansive as the invited artists can make this concept themselves, culminating in an artwork of truly magnificent proportions. I am pleased and honoured to take part and as the image I have created for this project is derived from an existing sculpture, which in itself is originated from a tiny passport photo, this demonstrates how adaptable and surprising the 'Art Sails' concept actually is.

David Begbie Sculpture “wins” Loan Auction

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David Begbie Sculpture “wins” Loan Auction Museum Beelden Aan Zee

The Loan Auction of Museum Beelden Aan Zee 2013 was a success: A total of 40.000 Euros and the highest bit 3,500.00 Euros - for “AMALGAMATES”, a sculpture of David Begbie from 2002.
The highest bidder receives “the possession” of the artwork for one year - from the collection to his home. Winner are both the highest bidder and the supported museum.
More than 100 visitors and companies placed their bids at the second “loan auction” Museum for 21 works by renowned artists such as Fernando Botero, Gerhard Marcks, Niki de Saint Phalle, Man Ray and Auke de Vries. The loan auction was made possible by auction house Christie's, Van Wichers Buttingha Notaries from The Hague, Rabobank Den Haag eo and the Sculpture Club.

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