Online Auction and Gala Night for "The Project Polunin"

Project Polunin
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March 2017

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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).

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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​ projectpolunin@lillingston.co.uk or alternatively call Eliza or Amy on +44 (0) 207 221 5820.​

‘Children Around the World’ Donation, Shanghai

Sculpture Donation / Charity Auction
28 Feb - 16 March, Shanghai

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I have been invited by Stephanie Harwood and Krassi Gormley to represent the UK in this forthcoming fundraising event and I am very pleased to be able to offer a sculpture originally made as a working maquette for a giant sculpture commissioned for the Millennium Dome, London in 1999.
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)

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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.

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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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