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‘ART & MUSIC‘ - Marshall-Murray Event - France 2016

02 October 2016, Peille, Southern France
Mesh sculptures of two hands in landscape Southern France

Hand sculptures in garden Southern France - artwork by David Begbie
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

‘Winter Pride‘ London in 2014

Winter Pride Highlights video (4 min) by Ben Mourra:
www.youtube.com/embed/7HoojWnutdA?
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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!

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New Video 'Mostly Empty Space'

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Video ‘Mostly Empty Space’ includes subtitles in different languages features an interview and the installation of my bronze-mesh Buddha sculpture at Buddha-Bar, Knightsbridge, London. Many thanks to Jonathan Cronin for a professional and clever production as well as to Heathcliff Blair for the soundtrack!

Congratulations to Jonathan Cronin, who was in the top ten at the 'MOVIE MACHINE DIGITAL CINEMA FESTIVAL with his 4 minute production about my work. It's well worth having a look at the other digital prize winners too: moviemachine.tv/post/top-10-winners-announced-for-movie-machine-digital/

'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.