Solo Exhibition ‘CUTTING EDGE‘, London

26 Apr – 04 Jun 2017
ContiniArt UK, New Bond Street, London

A retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of solo shows. Please contact me for the Private View, RSVP essential.


Art Exhibition 2017: ContiniART UK presents David Begbie

4 images of artworks by sculptor David Begbie

Press Release | Catalogue CUTTING EDGE

Summer Exhibition 2017 ‘Making a Mark‘

13 May - 08 Jul 2017
At ‘The Garden Gallery
Rookery Lane, Broughton, Stockbridge
Hampshire SO20 8AZ. Tel 01794 301144
Info and images of an engraved stone sculpture for summer exhibition The Garden Gallery : MAKING A MARK
More info: write to Rachel Bebb MA, FRSA at the Garden Gallery
rachel@gardengallery.uk.com

I am exhibiting an outdoor sculpture in bronzemesh at the Garden Gallery for the very first time and many thanks to Rachel Bebb for inviting me. New artists this year are also Lisi Ashbridge, Sadie Brockbank MRBS, Anne Curry MRBS, Paul Donovan, Mark Evans, Rowena Gilbert, Joseph Hillier MRBS, Eric Marland, John Neilson, Jane Rickards, Tim Royall and Mark Stonestreet.

Making a Mark is a celebration of craftsmanship.
At the Private View on 13 May the Lettering Arts Trust in Snape will have a display about its work and some of the letter carvers exhibiting in Making a Mark will demonstrate their skill.

The Garden Gallery is liaising with the Association Culturelle Barneville-Carteret in Normandy which holds regular exhibitions of sculpture and painting. Roger Stephens MRBS will exhibit at ArtBC for two weeks in June.

Private View | Saturday 13 May | 11 – 5
Exhibition Opening Times | 18 May – 8 July
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | 11 – 5, all other times by arrangement.


Grange Festival in June near Winchester
The Garden Gallery is also exhibiting sculpture at The Grange Festival in June. This fabulous feast of opera takes place at Grange Park, near Winchester. The beautiful park has been restored to its Arcadian splendour by eminent landscape architect Kim Wilkie. Exhibiting sculptors include Salvatore Anselmo, Charlotte Mayer FRBS, Sally Fawkes MRBS and Richard Jackson MRBS, Peter Randall-Page FRBS, Jon Buck MRBS and Shelley Robzen MRBS, alongside paintings by Deborah Gourlay.

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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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.​

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2016

Abstract white wire-mesh sculpture with figurative elements between-trees at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey, UK

Heralded as the first of it's kind in the UK, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been proudly exhibiting contemporary sculpture in a unique and magical environment for over 30 years. I am happy to exhibit sculpture TUUSUM, SQUERE, CIRCA and CIRUM in this beautiful park.
The garden is open on Thursdays throughout the summer, as well as Friday to Sunday.
Changes: Owner and curator Hannah Peschar of the renowned sculpture garden Surrey has stepped back to allow a new pairing of curators to add their stamp to the Sculpture Garden. Along with Anthony Paul, curator Vikki Leedham will be assembling this year's exhibition.

See all images of David Begbie Outdoor Sculpture at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2015 Invitation

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
May - October 2015
Private View Sunday 7th June 2015

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I am looking forward to visit the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden once again this year and unfortunately it will be the last season for this spectacular outside exhibition:

Hannah Peschar and Anthony Paul have the pleasure of inviting you to the private viewing of the new and final collection of sculpture at The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
on the 7th June 2015, 3pm - 5pm. Exhibition continues until the end of October 2015.

Adress: Black & White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5QR

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The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2015 with TUUSUM, a double figure in copper and Buddha Portrait , suspended.

Watch this beautiful video by Vicki Leedham / Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.

Exhibited artists:
Stuart Anderson • Carole Andrews • John Atkin • Walter Bailey • Ben Barrell • Jay Battle • Stephen Beardsell • David Begbie • Hannah Bennett • Alison Berman • Jane Bohane • Stuart Bourne • Howard Bowcott • Peter Bye • Thiébaut Chagué • Stephen Duncan • Anthony Fagin • Richard Farrington • Robert Harding • Sean Henry • Heywood and Condie • Simon Hitchens • Richard Jackson & Sally Fawkes • Rick Kirby • David Klein • Martina Lauinger • Jonathan Loxley • Sophie Marsham • Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling • Christopher Marvell • Ronald van der Meijs • Caroline Moiret • Liam O'Neill • Anthony Paul • David Price • Lambert Rocour • Sam Shendi • Michael Short • Tom Stogdon • Johannes von Stumm • Jilly Sutton • Paul Vanstone • Léon Vermunt • Patricia Volk • Neil Wilkin • Emily Young• Wijnand Zijlmans • and Peter Clarke.

Private View Invitation with following link. Please RSVP for the 7th of June 2015. See More...

‘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.


Tanner & Lawson in Burnham Market, Norfolk

29 Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 Launch event and exhibition

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Tanner & Lawson moved to Burnham Market, Norfolk.
Their new address is
The Old Forge, North Street, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8HG.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 6 pm
Telephone +44 (0) 1328 738 410

‘Art Edinburgh‘ 2014

14 - 16 Nov 2014

It’s the tenth anniversary and a selection of my work will be exhibited with Lee Benson from Lee Benson Gallery (former Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham).
The private view will be on 13th November and the fair continues until Sunday, so drop me a line if you’d like to be invited! More info: Edinburgh Art Fair

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NUBII, 50 cm height, ICON III 51 cm height, ELEMENT - a brass panel on a base, height 32 cm and STILLNUWD, 62 cm height.

‘Fine Art Sails‘ Regatta 2014 Cowes

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6 Stars competed in the 2014 edition of the Fine Art Sails Regatta, which was held in the premier sailing location in front of the Green in Cowes, during Cowes Week. Whilst earlier in the day, Cowes Week racing had been abandoned due to fickle breeze, the Star’s start time of 1700 meant that they experienced champagne conditions of 12-14kts and glorious evening sunshine.
This was the second edition of this unique event which was put together by RTYC member Peter Bonham-Christie, with Michael Ross and his CNM Estates Company, including my artwork “An Eye for the Buoys”, based on “EVE”, a steel panel suspended portrait in limited edition.

Link:: Read the article: Royal Thames Yacht Club Article 2014 and RTYC Review Art Sails (PDF) (pdf, 1 page)

‘Rutland Pride‘ Interior Design Article


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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)

Albemarle Gallery: 5 Sculptors - Exhibition Invitation

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Albemarle Gallery, London
09 Nov - 30 Nov 2013
“5 SCULPTORS”

Featuring works by:
Pabo Atchugarry, Sukhi Barber, David Begbie, Olivier Chalmin and Naomi Press

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More info: See More...

‘Solo Salon Sculpture Exhibition‘ in Spitalfields, London


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14 - 29 Oct 2013, Townhouse, 5 Fournier Street
11 am - 5pm daily
Spitalfields, London E1 6QE
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Cork Street Exhibition 2013

9 - 16 Aug 2013, daily 10 am - 6 pm

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28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG

more info

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Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2013

26 May 2013 onwards

David Begbie Sculpture at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey, UK

Images of my installation of sculptures at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden - a fantastic sculpture park I highly recommend to visit. The season will open on 26 May 2013 (3-5pm).

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'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.

Invitation Private View and Exhibition at Sculpt Gallery, Essex

02 - 30 Mar 2013
'Captured' Portrait Sculpture Exhibition
SCULPT Gallery Essex, UK

A selection of my work including steel panel portraits EVE, BURNS and HEROINE, an Amy Winehouse Portrait.


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The exhibition features portraits and combines a range of very interesting styles from 7 very different artists. It runs until the 30th of March, in case you can't make it on the 2nd. It would be nice to catch up with you if you can make it to the Private View on 2nd of March, where I will also be present. I hope to see you then.


Invitation 'Figuratively Speaking' at Byard Art, Cambridge

28 Mar - 21 Apr 2013
'Figuratively Speaking' at Byard Art, Cambridge, UK

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Sculpture 'ICON IV', 'ICONIC', 'FNUD' and ‘PZINU

28th March - 21st April 2013 Gallery Byard Art will show recent work and I am looking forward to a visit to Cambridge again, where the gallery is based.


'SOLA'-Flair in Mayfair

March 2013

Installation of a unique steel mesh angel 'SOLA' at Mews of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, London


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If you are visiting Mayfair, London, it might be of interest for you to pay a visit to 'Mews of Mayfair'.
The exquisite restaurant, bar and lounge is the new home of 'SOLA', a bronze-mesh angel sculpture (wing-span of 2,60 metres), thanks to Tanner & Lawson gallery, 59 Columbia Road, London E2, where you can see other examples of my new work and on a Sunday fight your way through the lively flower market to do so!

My Music Tips

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It's good to have the opportunity to once again exhibit 'HEROINE' at SCULPT Gallery in Essex. My Amy Winehouse portrait in steel panel, which will be showing at SCULPT gallery. I'm a great music fan and actually use music to work to in the studio, which is often conducive to creative inspiration. Amy Winehouse's creative talent as well as the Chill-Out Buddha-Bar and electronic genre such as Jan Pulsford's flowing sounds or the Latino Jazz undertones from Plum Busby are examples of music that I like to listen to while I am working. If you'd like to join me for a live gig: Sunday, 3 March 2013, 14-16:30, 'Plum Busby' at Hideaway, London, SW16. I'll be there for the Sunday lunch and Extravaganza!

'Cork Street Open Exhibition Winter Show' 2013


18 - 25 Jan 2013

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I am delighted that the Visitor's Choice Prize Cork Street Open Exhibition went to 'MANOMANOMAN' - my triple male composition in steelmesh. Many thanks to all visitors and to curator Kathryn Roberts!

The CORK STREET OPEN WINTER EXHIBITION (free entrance) promises to be a spectacular show of International art.
The Private View is a fund raiser for charity CRISIS. Tickets are £15 each / £25 per couple and include Miller's Gin, Mottra Caviar and a chance to preview and purchase the artwork before the exhibition opens to the public. Please note there are **two events for this exhibition**. I will only be present at the artists' reception on 23rd January 2013. Please let me know asap if you'd like to join me for this, we do have a limited number of tickets available. Info and PV tickets here.