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David Begbie MRBS, BA Hons (HDFA) Slad

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Sculptor David Begbie MRBS, BA Hons (HDFA) Slad
David Begbie

About David Begbie

David Begbie`s sculpture has been exhibited and bought in London, Zurich, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Aspen, Sydney, Toronto, Hong Kong, Glasgow, Paris, Monaco, Hamburg, Melbourne, Singapore, Washington DC, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Vancouver. His ethereal and original works are in the collections of the National Galleries of Canberra, Canada and Rome, The Natural History Museum, Museum Beelden Am Zee Holland and numerous private, corporate and public collections. David Begbie discovered the particular properties of steel mesh as an art student in 1977. Since then his work has been exhibited globally and has been an enormous inspiration to many people, including architects, designers, photographers, world of theatre and dance as well as to other artists and his sculpture has been imitated and copied worldwide. He is the master of his medium and his sculpture speaks for itself.
Sculptor David Begbie MRBS, BA Hons (HDFA) Slad
David Begbie

Exhibition History of David Begbie

Collective Exhibition List

2015
‘Art.Fair 2015‘ Cologne, Germany
24 - 27 Sep with Continuum Gallery
‘Group Show‘ Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany
Jul - Aug and in December
‘Biennale Brabant‘ Tilburg - Koepelhal, The Netherlands
05 - 22 Nov with Van Loon Galleries
‘Pre and After Breda‘, Königswinter, Germany
28 Mar - 17 May with Continuum Gallery
‘Art Breda‘, Breda, The Netherlands
04-12.04. with Van Loon Galleries
Juliane Hundertmark Galerie Berlin, Germany
from February onwards
‘The Real Face of Burns‘, Ayr, Scotland
21.02.-14.06. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, with Artruist
‘Art Wynwood‘, Miami, USA
12.02.-16.02. with Opiom Gallery
‘Artist IQ‘, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17.01.- 01.02. with Van Loon Galleries
‘Entre Nous‘ ‘CU-1 Gallery‘, Miami, with Opiom Gallery
02.12.14-31.01.15

2014
‘Excellent‘ Beurs, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
13-14.12. with Van Loon Galleries
‘Entre Nous‘
02.12.14-31.01.15 CU-1 Gallery, Miami, with Opiom Gallery
Art Miami - Context, Miami, USA
02-07.12. with Opiom Gallery
Donation to Maggie`s Charity Auction,London, UK
December, with Anise Gallery
Somerville Gallery, Cornwall, UK
from November onwards
Tanner&Lawson, Burnham Market, Norfolk, UK
from November onwards
‘Art Edinburgh‘, Scotland, UK
14.-16.02. with Number Nine the Gallery
‘New Atmosphere‘ Leipzig, Germany
24.09.- 22.12. Connex/TRIAS, with Galerie Irrgang
‘Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam‘, The Netherlands
30.10.-02.11. with Van Loon Galleries
‘Nach dem Sommer‘ Leipzig, Germany
05.09.-18.10. with Galerie Irrgang, Leipzig
‘Inner Cities‘, Berlin, Germany
15.02.-27.03. with Galerie Irrgang
Galerie Irrgang, Berlin, Germany
23.05.-14.05.
ARTCATTO Loulé, Portugal
24.04.-23.07. Easter Exhibition, and onwards - Artcatto Gallery
‘Art Knokke‘, Belgium
09.-17.08. with Van Loon Galleries
‘Art Breda‘, The Netherlands
06.-13.04. with Van Loon Galleries
Galleri New Form, Trellebörg, Sweden
from April onwards
Minerva Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
from April onwards
Timeless Gallery, Marbella, Spain
29.03. Opening, and onwards
‘Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong‘
21-23.03. with OPIOM Gallery
‘Children Around the World’, Shanghai
28.02.-16.03. Urban Planning Exhibition
‘Winter Pride‘, London, UK
08.02. Tobacco Dock with Simon Tarrant

2013
LONDON
‘5 Sculptors‘, Albemarle Gallery 09.-30.11.
‘Cork Street Open Exhibition‘ 09.-16.08.
Plateaux Gallery
AFO, Docklands
HUS Gallery, Knightsbridge
Tanner and Lawson
‘London Boat Show 2013‘ - ‘Fine Art Sails‘, London Excel
U.K.
‘Figuratively Speaking‘‚ Byard Art, Cambridge
Cambridge ‘Captured‘ Portrait Sculpture, Sculpt Gallery, Essex
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Essex from May onwards
Surrey Artparks International, Guernsey
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Berkeley Galleries, Berkeley
EUROPE
‘Summer Salon Show’, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
‘Art Nocturne‘, Gallery VAN LOON&SIMONS, Knokke, Belgium
‘Real Is Me‘, Gallery VAN LOON&SIMONS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘Special Biennale‘, Gallery VAN LOON&SIMONS, Netherlands 24.05.-16.06.
‘Inauguration‘, Opiom Gallery, France 27.09.-14.10.
‘Summer Exhibition‘, Hotel Linde, Maria Wörth, Austria
Van Loon&Simons, Vught, Netherlands
Vecchiato Art Galleries: Padua, Pietrasanta and Milan, Italy
Ana Mercader Gallery, Almeria, Spain
‘La escultura con mallas de acero‘, A-Cero, Madrid, Spain
USA
The Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Sag Harbour,
New York Global Art, Miami
CANADA
‘Toronto International Art Fair‘, Elliott-Louis-Gallery
‘Expanding Horizons‘, Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art, Vancouver
ASIA
‘Affordable Artfair Hong Kong‘, Ode to Art ‘
‘Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair‘, Gallery Van Loon&Simons Ode to Art, Singapore
AUSTRALIA
Denise Salvestro Fine Art (Cons), Sydney

2012
‘Nude’, Albemarle Gallery, London
‘Outside the White Cube‘, London
‘2012 Marriott Burns Night Ball’ (donation)
Van Loon&Simmons, Vught, Netherlands
Woolff Gallery, London
Plateaux Gallery, London
Cork Street Open Exhibition, London
HUS-Gallery Knightsbridge, London
AFO, Docklands, London
David Begbie Gallery London:
‘Hans Grootswagers, Kees Salentijn, David Begbie’, ‘KISS-Exhibition’
Galerie Jamie Gourlay, Eton
‘Art Cheshire 2012‘, Number Nine The Gallery
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
‘Woman Past&Present’, Sculpt Gallery, Essex
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
‘Edinburgh Art Fair 2012‘, Number Nine The Gallery, Scotland
HUS-Gallery Gstaad, Switzerland
Vecchiato Arte, Padua and Milan, Italy
Ana Mercader Gallery, Almeria, Spain
‘Summer Salon’, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos
‘nyb12’ (Sculpture Network) Hauset, Belgium
‘BLOOOM - The converging Art Show‘, Cologne, Galerie Irrgang, Germany
‘David Begbie&Mathias Perlet‘, Galerie Irrgang, Leipzig
Galerie Zeugma, Cologne, Germany
HUS Gallery Gstaad, Switzerland
Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art, Vancouver
The Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Sag Harbour, New York, USA
Ode to Art, Singapore
Global Art, Miami, USA

2011
David Begbie Gallery, London:
‘Altogether Different’, ‘Winter Collective’, ‘HELP’ Charity Event, ‘Sculpture Show I and II’
Albemarle Gallery, London
‘Court on Canvas, Tennis in Art ‘, Barber Institute, Birmingham
The London Art Fair, London (Byard Art)
Plateaux Gallery, London
Decoratum, London
Woolff Gallery, London
AFO, Docklands, London
HUS-Gallery, London Knightsbridge
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Jamie Gourlay Gallery Eton, Berkshire
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Number Nine Charity Event (donation)
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Kunst-Salon Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Knokke, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Biennale Vught, The Netherlands
Den Bosch Art Fair, The Netherlands
Vecchiato Arte, Padua and Milan, Italy
Ana Mercader Gallery, Almeria, Spain
Galerie Mada Primavesi, Madrid, Spain
HUS-Gallery and SEM-Art, Monaco
Galerie Zeugma, Cologne, Germany
The Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Sag Harbour, New York, USA
Global Art, Miami, USA
Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art, Vancouver
Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
Ode to Art, Singapore

2010
The London Art Fair, London (Byard Art)
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Albemarle Gallery, London
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver
The Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, USA
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Van Loon&Simmons, Vught, Netherlands
Win Henstock Gallery Toronto
Woolff Gallery, London
AFO, Docklands, London
Byard Fine Art, Cambridge
Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
Vecchiato Arte, Padua and Milan, Italy
View Two Gallery, Liverpool UK
Ana Mercader Gallery, Almeria, Spain
‘Exhibitionism’, Courthauld Insitute, London
Liliane Parade, Netherlands (Van Loon en Simons)
Espacio Atlantico`s Art fair Vigo (AM Gallery, Almeria, Spain)
Ode to Art, Singapore
Hertogenbosch Fair (Van Loon en Simons)
ARCO Madrid Spain (AM Gallery)
The Cambridge Art Fair, UK (Number Nine the Gallery)
The Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, USA
Jamie Gourlay Gallery, Eton, Berkshire
Art Verona (Vecchiato Arte, Padua)
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
The Hamptons Art Fair, New York (Woolff Gallery)
Devon Art Fair (Number Nine the Gallery)
Art Fair Toronto, Canada (Woolff Gallery)
Edinburgh Art Fair (Number Nine the Gallery)
‘Christmas Cracker’, Byard Art, Cambridge
Galerie Mada Primavesi, Madrid, Spain
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2009
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
London Art Fair, Albemarle Gallery, London
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Van Loon&Simmons, Vught, Netherlands
Win Henstock Gallery, Toronto, Woolff Gallery, London
AFO, Docklands, London
Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
Galerie de Nice, Nice, France
Byard Fine Art, Cambridge
‘Inspired’, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, UK
Art and Antiques Fair, Rotterdam, Van Loon en Simons
Sculpture Promenade, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (RBS)
Celebration of Sculpture, Leicester University
Australian Galleries, Sydney
Vecchiato Arte, Padua, Italy
View Two Gallery, Liverpool
Ana Mercader Gallery, Almeria, Spain
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Open Art Fair, Utrecht, Galerie Van Loon en Simons
Toronto Intern. Art Fair, Woolff Gallery
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2008
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada and Palm Desert, California
The Galleries (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Van Loon&Simmons, Vught, Netherlands
Albemarle Gallery, London.
Win Henstock Gallery Toronto
Woolff Gallery, London
London Art Fair 2008, Albemarle Gallery
Northern Art Fair, Harrrogate, Number Nine
AAF London, Woolf Gallery
Glasgow Art Fair, Woolf Gallery
Form 2008 Olympia
AAF New York, Woolff Gallery
Tatton Park Show, Number Nine
Den Bosch Art Fair, Holland, Van Loon en Simons
Plateaux Gallery, London
Art Rotterdam, Holland Galerie, Van Loon en Simons
Cambridge Art Fair, Number Nine
Byard Fine Art, Cambridge
Houses of Art, Marbella
Art Nocturne, Knokke Galerie Van Loon en Simons
Open Art Fair, Utrecht, Van Loon en Simons
Galerie de Nice, France
Art London, Albemarle Gallery
AAF London, Woolff Gallery
Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke and Bruges
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2007
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada and Palm Desert, California
The Galleries (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Van Loon&Simmons, Vught, Netherlands
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Albemarle Gallery, London
Win Henstock Gallery Toronto
Miart 2007, Il Ponte, Milan, Italy
Den Bosch Art Fair, Van Loon en Simmons, Holland
Affordable Art Fair New York, Woolff Gallery
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Fair, Newcastle,
Number Nine the Gallery
ArtLondon, Albemarle Gallery
AAF Amsterdam, Woolff Gallery
View Two Gallery, Liverpool
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2006
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada and Palm Desert, California
The Galleries (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Etienne&Van Loon Contemporary Fine Art, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Den Haag Art Fair, Etienne&Van Loon Contemporary Fine Art
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
London Art Fair: The Plateaux Gallery
Kay Austin, Art on Paper
Albemarle Gallery, London
Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2005
Palm Beach art Fair (Rebecca Hossack Gallery)
Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany
Number Nine, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
The Galleries (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, USA Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Etienne&Van Loon Contemporary Fine Art, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Sculpture in the Garden, Leicester University
Den Haag Art Fair Etienne&Van Loon Contemporary Fine Art.
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Newnham Paddox, Warkwickshire Sculpture Park Outdoor Exposition
Oisterwijk Etienne Van Loon ‘Inside Annual’ RBS, London
Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2004
Art 2004 Islington, London (Plusone)
Galerie Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
The Galleries (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Magidson Fine Art, New York, USA
Artparks International, Guernsey
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Newnham Paddox, Warkwickshire Sculpture Park
MIPIM, Cannes, France
Collectors Exhibition, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Etienne&Van Loon Contemporary Fine Art, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
ArtLondon, Rebecca Hossack Gallery,
Toronto Art Fair, Canada (Buschlen Mowatt)
Sculpture in the Garden, Leicester University
Catto Gallery France&London
Hotel Linde, Mariawörth, Austria
SOFA Chicago USA (Rebecca Hossack Gallery)
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2003
Galerie Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
The Galleries, (AFO), Docklands
Jack Gallery, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado
Somerville Gallery, Plymouth
Magidson Fine Art, New York, USA
Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver, Canada
Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London
Henley Festival Launch, Royal Albert Hall, London
Artparks International at Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire
Garden House, Cheshire
MIPIM Cannes, France
Hannah Peschar Gallery and Garden, Surrey
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2002
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
The Galleries, (AFO), Docklands
Jack Gallery, Las Vegas, USA
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado
Galerie Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany
Atlantic Gallery, Plymouth
Magidson Fine Art, New York, USA
Range Rover Event, Park Avenue, Milan, Italy
Workplace Art, London
MIPIM 2002, Cannes, France (AFO)
Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver, Canada
‘Tastefully Rich’, the Bloxham Galleries, London
‘The Kiss‘, Gallery K, London
ArtLondon, Plus One Plus Two Galleries
Toronto Art Fair, Bushlen Mowatt
Kunst Messe München (Art Fair Munich), Germany
Buschlen Mowatt, Palm Desert, California, USA
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2001
Art 2001 London, The Vertigo Gallery
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
The Galleries, (AFO), Docklands, London
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
‘Supermodel’ Hyatt Carlton Tower, London
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen Colorado, USA
‘The Kiss‘, Gallery K, London
Artparks International: Guernsey – Lincolnshire – Druidstone, Kent
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
RBS Christmas Takeaway exhibition, London
Global Art, Miami, USA.

2000
Lamont Gallery, London ART 2000
‘The Kiss‘, Gallery K, London
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Imagination Gallery, London Imperial Cancer Research
Denise Salvestro Fine Art, Salmon Galleries, Sydney Australia
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Sausmarez Manor Heritage Trust Sculpture Trail, Gournsey
Solomon&Solomon Fine Art, Las Vegas
Four Galleries Event, Tower Bridge Piazza London
Core Arts Auction, Barings Bank, London
The Galleries (AFO), London
Global Art, Miami, USA.

1999
The Galleries, (AFO), Docklands, London
Lamont Gallery, London ART 99
‘The Kiss‘, Gallery K, London
Bankside Browser, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Sausmarez Manor Heritage Trust Sculpture Trail, Gournsey
KUNSTRAI, Amsterdam, Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie
Galerie Meißner, Hamburg, Germany
Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie, Venlo, Netherlands
Big Time Sponsorship Showcase, London
PAN RAI, Amsterdam, Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie
Hengelo, Ansterdam, Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie
Crockham Hill Village Hall, Crockham Hill, Kent
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Old Library, Lloyds Bldg., London
Global Art, Miami, USA.

1998
Well Hung Gallery, London
ART 98, London, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
ART 98, London, The Lamont Gallery
‘The Kiss‘, Gallery K, London
Diverse, International Art Consultants Ltd., London
Jeremy Hunt Fine Art, Air Gallery, London
Palm Beach Int. Art&Design Fair, USA
Crockham Hill Village Hall, Crockham Hill, Kent
Galerij Pantheon, Knokke, Belgium
Glasgow Art Fair, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art
The Young Variety Club Of Great Britain, London (donation)
Catto Gallery, London
The Lamont Gallery, London
Salmon, London
Haus, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art, London
Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie, Holland
PAN, RAI Amsterdam, Marijke Raaijmakers Galerie
International House, Docklands, London
The Galleries, (AFO), Docklands, London
Global Art, Miami, USA.

1997
Artbook, London
The Catto Gallery, London
Focus, London
Solomon and Solomon Fine Art, Chicago, USA
Buschlen Mowatt Fine Art, Vancouver, Canada
The Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow
The Sculpture Company, London
The Tresors Int. Fine Arts&Antiques Fair, Singapore
20th C. Works On Paper, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art, London
Davies and Tooth, London
The Washington DC Int Fine Art and Antique Fair, USA
Hannah Peschar Gallery&Sculpture Garden, Surrey
L‘Age D‘Or, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art, London
The Museum Annex, Hong Kong
Arthaus, Jeremy Hunt Fine Art, London
Global Art, Miami, USA.

1996
Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, Int. Art Fair, Miami, USA
Made Flesh, David Begbie Gallery, London
Heatherley 150th Anniversary Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
The Tresors Int. Fine Arts&Antiques Fair, Singapore
FIAC, Paris, Crane Kalman Gallery, (London)
National Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Global Art, Miami, USA.

1995
Joel Kessler Fine Art, Int. Art Fair, Miami, USA
David Begbie Galleryiate, London
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, USA
Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, N.Y., USA
Posner Fine Art, Santa Monica, California, USA
Crane Kalman Gallery, London
Galerie Pierre Nouvion, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Gallery K, London
Artopia, N.Y., USA
London Underwriting Centre, London
‘Small Works‘, David Begbie Gallery and RBS, London
Tower Bridge Piazza Sculpture Expo 95, London, Royal Society of Brit

Biography / CV of David Begbie

David Begbie was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland
1975: Winchester School of Art, England
1977 - 80: Gloucestershire College of Art and Design (BA Hons), Cheltenham, England
1980 - 82: The Slade School of Sculpture. Post Graduate (H.D.F.A.), University College London
1993: Associate of The Royal Society of British Sculptors (A.R.B.S.).

Artist Statement of David Begbie

When did you first start working in Steelmesh, what year?

I discovered the particular properties of steelmesh in 1977 at art school, at that time, I was working with more conventional solid materials - such as plaster, wood, bronze, stone and fibreglass casting.

One of the reasons for steelmesh in art schools is because it is a traditional material for armature (the structure used for plaster sculpture where chicken-wire composes the basic skeletal form).

I thought these unsophisticated armatures were completely unappreciated as a potential art form and decided to reinterpret the guts of the sculpture, as I saw it - a strong and important statement in it`s own right. At the time, I had no idea that this observation would eventually be the basic "armature" of my future work and career.

In my own work I was composing figurative sculptures in space frame structures (still present today), and unlike conventional compositions, I was screening off the object with semi-opaque materials such as: frosted glass and plastics, cloth and fabrics and, of course, steelmesh. It was during this period I discovered that steelmesh could be modelled to a degree of sophistication - you can imagine the excitement, when I merged the object with it`s diaphanous screen so that they became one statement.

This was important for it`s sheer sculptural economy and stunning visual succinctness and has continued to be an inspiration for me since. The idea I was working with, and continue to work with today, sprang from the initial discoveries about the material at that time.

All visual media is about the transformation of an ordinary material (industrial, domestic or otherwise) into a language expressing and communicating in a way that no other medium can.

What are the unique/special properties of the Steelmesh?

Firstly, the mesh is manufactured flat off the roll and is a uniform grid structure machined with a relentless integrity. When the mesh with all it`s lines stretch into three dimensions, it has the psychological effect of creating a completely new type of space - that is space it newly occupies when stretched.

Secondly, it is transparent - 90% thin air, yet it has as much, and possibly more, presence than a conventional solid form.

Because of this, I have been able to introduce the use of lighting as an integral part of a particular composition, combining two and three dimensions by using shadows - an optical fusion of image and object.

Awards and Prizes of David Begbie

1979 Game Travel Scholarship
1980 Elizabeth Greenshields

Public Works of David Begbie

David Begbie`s Museum Collections and Public Installations

◦Hanover Grange, Montego Bay, Jamaica "Statu I and Statu II" 2010 and Nuwdstill 2008
◦Coloplast Limited, Peterborough, "Olo" 2008
◦The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Centre Court Wimbledon "Grandslam" 2008
◦Way of Therapy, London "Otuu" 2007

◦62 Threadneedle Street, London "Totu" 2006

◦Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Providence Whjarf, Genus Series "Venus" and "Venis" 2007

◦San Domenico House Hotel "Nuuda", "Nuuda", and "Tunuud" 2006

◦The Jam House, Edinburgh "Aangel" 2005

◦Shrine of Walsingham, Norfolk, England "Crucifix" (1988 installed 2004)
◦Jam House, Edinburgh, Scotland "Aangel" (2005)
◦Radisson SAS Hotel, Stansted England "Standover" (2004)
◦Hotel Linde, Mariaworth Austria "Nuda" (2004)
◦The Milan Bar, Grants of Croydon, London "Anangel" (2002)
◦The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, England "Suspense" (2001)
◦Ten Covent Garden, Connaught Rooms, London "Heavenlybodies" (2001)
◦Bede`s World Museum, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear "Worldsapart" (2000)
◦Fleet Place House, Holborn Viaduct "Fishnet" (2000)
◦Millennium Sculpture, St Mary the Less, Chilbolton, Winchester "Cruciform" (1999)
◦Faith Zone, Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, "Faith" (1999)
◦60 Queen Victoria Street, "Humantouch" (1999) Dyptich
◦The Jam House, Birmingham, "Anangel" and "Manangel" (1999)
◦Ladbroke Sporting Casino, London, "Chance" (1999)
◦The Hyatt, Hamburg, "Composure" (1998)
◦The Hyatt Carlton, London, "Swimmingtruncs" (1997)
◦Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (1996)
◦Cannons City Gym London Archetypes? (1994)
◦Triptych Sculpture (1993)
◦Natural History Museum, Primates Gallery, permanent site for "Origins"
◦The Hyatt Carlton, London, "The Peak Health Series" (1993)
◦City Place House, London "Back to Front" Diptych and "Venus" (1991)
◦Southwark Bridge, London "Figure and Fountain" (1989)
◦Citibank, London
◦Museum Beelden aan Zee, Holland
◦National Gallery Canberra, Australia
◦Galleria Nazionale d`Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy.

Qualifications / Education of David Begbie

David Begbie`s Educatuion
◦1977 - 80: Gloucestershire College of Art and Design (BA Hons), Cheltenham, England
◦1980 - 82: The Slade School of Sculpture. Post Graduate (H.D.F.A.), University College London.

Price Range of Work

David Begbie's work has a price range from £6,600 to £7,200

Mediums utilised

David Begbie's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David Begbie's work is found in the following categories on site:
Nudes, Female Sculptures (24)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (18)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (15)
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture (14)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (12)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (9)
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures (6)
Angel Sculptures (6)
Mythical Sculptures (5)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (5)
Nude or Naked Couples or Lovers (5)
Sign of the Zodiac (4)
Sensual Sculptures or Statues (4)
Human Figurative Sculptures (4)
Nudes / Male Sculpture (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Love / Affection Sculpture (3)
Hanging Suspended sculpture Statues tatuette (3)
Suspended Sculptures or Statues or Statuettes (2)
Couples or Group Sculptures (2)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (2)
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside Sculptures Statues
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

David Begbie's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition

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"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. "
Jacques Lipchitz
1891-1973
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The sculptures arrived in the meantime and on weekend I brought them home to my private house/garden. They arrived in a perfect condition and when I have opened them I was speechless – Shaun, they look great. I got the picture from you where I could see them before but in reality they look much more better !!! JJJ I am really happy – thank you so much that you made them for me. They will get a perfect place in my garden – I will send you pictures than ! Once again m... [Read more]
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