As winter recedes and spring is in the air it's time to look back as
well as forward beginning with a landmark retrospective exhibition in
Central London and following on almost immediately a different type of
landmark exhibition on the Côte d'Azur.
David Begbie CUTTING EDGE Catalogue 2017
Following on from their very successful presentation of my sculpture at Arte Fiera, Bologna earlier this year ContiniArtUK
are presenting a retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years
of my artwork (sculpture, drawings and monoprints) 1987 to 2017.
To commemorate this exhibition a new catalogue shown here will feature all artworks from this exhibition.
Many thanks to Cristian Contini and all at ContiniArt UK for making this exhibition possible.
ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London, 26th April – 6th June 2017.
Online Catalogue | Art Style Magazine Spring 2017 | Press Release Download
View from Le Chèvre D'Or - Eze, France (video)
Invitation - Springtime in Eze!
A few days after ‘CUTTING EDGE‘ launches, another solo exhibition opens, presented by Marshall Murray Gallery: ‘TRANSFORM‘ is my solo show, high up on the mountainside in Southern France at La Chèvre D'Or. in the beautiful village of Eze, Côte d'Azur.
Oliver Hawkins and Peter Harris have collaborated in a new joint venture and ‘TRANSFORM‘ is their inaugural and very special event which includes fashion as well as art! Bradley Mitton, Club Vivanova is also providing a gourmet highlight - more info here.
Please rsvp to email@example.com for reservations.
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Also in Southern France near Cannes, Opiom Gallery will exhibit a selection of my sculpture throughout the coming year.
GENIS mesh sculpture at Opiom Gallery
ISTORIATO DISH for CARDINAL GIACOMO NORDI, circa 1535
FRUTTIERA FARCITA, earthenware, Venice, circa 1520-1530
London Art Week Invitation
‘Shadows of the Past‘ is an exciting and very unusual collaboration for ‘London Art Week‘
combining artefacts from the past with contemporary sculpture. I will
be making new sculpture for this joint exhibition inspired by
renaissance ceramics, presented by Bazaart who will display my work together with Renaissance pottery at ContiniArtUK, New Bond Street. Camille Leprince and Justin Raccanello's
choice is highly selective: quality, rarity, condition and the impact
of each ceramic is attractive to a modern public, collectors,
connoisseurs and museums as much as young clients who might have never
explored early European ceramic art before.
More info: London Art Week, Bazaart Ltd and ContiniArtUK.
Abstract and figurative mesh sculpture by David Begbie
Installation Le Royal Meridien, Dubai
‘AIRWAVE‘ 2016, London Studio
many months in the making and even a maiden voyage by sea container to
Dubai my latest commissioned large-scale sculpture was finally installed
successfully at ‘Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa‘,
Dubai, UAE. This important sculpture is based on Arabic dhow designs
and comprises the centre piece for the new reception area of the 5 Star
Hotel, greeting guests and visitors as they enter the building.
an exploding apparition, anti-gravitational, drawing attention to the
fine line between liquid, air and that which is solid."
Special thanks to United Wire Limited, Edinburgh, for providing custom-made stainless steel mesh and to ARTMOVE Ltd.for special packaging and art logistics for the transportation to Dubai.
See all ‘AIRWAVE‘ images: Photoalbum ‘AIRWAVE‘*
Joris van Loon / Van Loon Galleries with new address
After a series of very impressive, high-profile prestigious major events Van Loon Galleries
moved premises and is now featuring a selection of my sculpture in a
dedicated gallery space within their new building. I have worked with
Joris van Loon successfully presenting my sculpture in Holland for
almost 20 years and I'm looking forward to exhibiting in the fabulous
new gallery space for many years to come. The new address is Taalstraat 51, 5261BA Vught - just the house number changed!
‘SOLN‘ Bronzemesh sculpture, suspended
Another fabulous gallery with whom I have worked and exhibited every summer season for more than 20 years is Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.
‘SOLN‘ 2017 is a new angel sculpture in copper painted bronzemesh and now looks magnificent in the sunshine, suspended in the trees.
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden opened in April and I recommend a family Easter trip!
‘TUUSUM‘ Bronzemesh sculpture, suspended
I am exhibiting with the Garden Gallery and many thanks to Rachel Bebb for inviting me.
‘Making a Mark‘ is a celebration of art and 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. Please contact the Garden Gallery for Private View invitations.
Invitation "The Garden Gallery"
‘Making a Mark‘
Exhibition 18 May – 8 July 2017
Private View Sat 13 May, 11- 5,
and by arrangement.
The Garden Gallery will also be at
‘The Grange Festival‘
near Winchester, this coming June, a fabulous feast of opera.
More info: Rachel Bebb MA, FRSA, Garden Gallery
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