Exhibitions 2023 & 2024

Exhibitions 2023 and 2024 

Canwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire

August 2023

Canwood Gallery is a charity gallery set up with the goal of exhibiting thought provoking art within the beautiful and inspiring countryside of Herefordshire. I was invited to take part in a Summer 2023 Exhibition at the Gallery and this comprehensive presentation of my major works proved a triumph. I shared the space with Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Carl Andre, among others, and the exhibition attracted considerable interest in the local area and on the wider art scene.

 

St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

The Last Supper Bowls

14th February – 31st March 20024

Twelve lime wood bowls, crafted from timber from Wigmore church in Herefordshire, will be exhibited for Lent at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury beneath the magnificent stained glass of the East window.
The Last Supper Bowls recall the painting by Leonardo da Vinci in which the disciples are sitting at a long table with Christ at the centre.
I felt that the immediacy of the carving, the rawness of each bowl, might reflect the nature of the twelve disciples, with a little magic happening when they are together.

 

Hellens Manor Garden Festival and Sculpture Trail. Much Marcle, Herefordshire

Saturday 8th June 2024 – Sunday 9th June, 2024

Hellens Manor is one of the oldest dwellings in England and a living monument to much of England’s history.  The annual two day Garden Festival and Sculpture Trail is held in the stunning gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor.  It is a collaborative and creative venture with all profits donated to local beneficiaries.  I am one of a select number of handpicked crafts people to exhibit at the Festival.  The impressive Sculpture Trail in glorious surroundings unfolds across ancient wildflower meadows and showcases a diverse selection of work, curated collaboratively by the artists.

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My work has been featured extensively in local and national media. Publications include a substantial piece in Country Life; showcasing the extraordinary Romanesque Screen carved in situ at Wenlock Abbey. The Screen was commissioned by the late owner of the Abbey, artist philosopher, Louis de Wet, as part of his comprehensive restoration of this outstanding monastic building. The execution of the Screen was an extensive project in its own right and the capitals of each pillar were carved meticulously over a number of years. The oak was sourced from the Powis Castle Estate, just over the Welsh border. The reliefs, which depict scenes from the owner’s life story, represent a unique collaboration between a master craftsman and an artist historian and stand resplendent in the Abbey chapel.

The Abbey is rarely open to the public but a link to the film In the Gaze of Medusa, a 2013 film by Gavin Bush about the renovation project, can be viewed HERE .

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