News and Exhibition Blog

‘Contempo‘ at Galerie Hegemann, Munich

Galerie Hegemann, Hackenstraße 5, Munich, Germany
02 – 07 Apr 2018

logo art-exhibition Contempo 2018
The exhibition presents a broad spectrum of high-quality international contemporary art works: ‘CONTEMPO‘ features unique sculptures from Scottish sculptor DAVID BEGBIE, Italian artist RABARAMA and Dutch steel sculptor RONALD A. WESTERHUIS which interact dynamically with the expressive paintings from English painter NIGEL COX, Swiss artist FRANK FISCHER and German painter IGOR OLEINIKOV.
Request a Private View Invitation on Friday, 2nd of February 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm by email!

three sculptures in wire-mesh by sculptor David Begbie
IZUS (52cm height), CHROMAN (86cm height) and MUDE L (157cm height) - steel and bronzemesh sculpture at Galerie Hegemann, Munich

‘First Art FAIR‘ Amsterdam

17 - 21 Jan 2018
More info: www.vanloongalleries.com

logo FAF 2018 The Netherlands
figurative semi-transparent sculpture, contemporary art by David Begbie
At the exhibition: SENSU, 64 cm height.

‘Burns Unbroke - As Ithers See Him‘, Summerhall, Scotland

25 Jan – 10 Mar 2018

Contemporary interpretations of Burns’s appearance by more than 30 artists
funded by Creative Scotland, pilot for a multi-arts festival
with ARTRUIST, Edinburgh - read the press release


Burns Unbroke‘ is a pilot for a contemporary multi-arts festival, exploring new interpretations of the life and work of Robert Burns, supported by Creative Scotland and takes place at Summerhall, arguably the most exciting festival venue in Edinburgh.

Request link and password for the Launch Night!


Robert Burns Portrait in half-transparent steelinvitation to art exhibition in Scotland 2018


The project‘s innovative visual arts programme will feature over 30 visual artists. In addition, the focussed programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night with Neu! Reekie!, spoken word performances with Flint & Pitch and music programmed by Jamie Sutherland of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here live music initiative. Interdisciplinary is at the heart of this project and new synergies will be offered to a diverse audience, providing a unique experience of contemporary interpretations of Scotland’s national bard.

The visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks, from 25 January – 10 March 2018, with the majority of performance events focussed around the weekend of 27/28 January. One of the exhibitions will be ‘As Ithers See Him‘ – contemporary interpretations of Robert Burns’s appearance. I am delighted to take part exhibiting my contemporary ‘BURNS‘ portraits (limited edition). Many thanks to Sheilagh Tennant for inviting me to exhibit.


Arte Fiera Bergamo 2018


13 Jan - 15 Jan
Bergamo -with Vecchiato Arte

logo BAF for Bergamoe Arte Fiera 2018 in Italy
A selection of wire-mesh sculptures will be exhibited at the BAF. Contact Vecchiato Arte for more information and an invitation.

figurative body sculpture exhibited at Bergamo 2018
A selection of wire mesh sculpture: ASPRO (87cm height), WONTU (67cm height) and UUMO (52cm height).

‘In The Heat of the Night‘

Continuum - expressive glass & contemporary art
Königswinter, Germany
20 Künster - 60 Werke
03 Dec 2017 - 04 Feb 2018

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‘The Seduction of Curves‘

Book cover The Seduction of Curves by Allan McRobie
Book cover The Seduction of Curves and illustration VENII.

I am very impressed by the book ‘The Seduction of Curves‘ – The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude.
Published August 2017 by Allan McRobie with photography by Helena Weightman. (Hardcover, ISBN: 9780691175331).
I was pleased to be invited to contribute with an illustration of VENII 2005.
It is an eclectic book, full of fabulous images to illustrate curves and their fascinating connection to maths and art - maybe a Christmas present idea for art-lovers and maths lovers alike!
Use discount code MCR01 when ordering the book at Princeton University Press at checkout to reduce the price from £27.95 to £20.00.

Red steel sculpture of two nude torsos VENII by artist David Begbie
VENII sculpture, steel panel - see all images

New Art Gallery in Plymouth: ‘Studio 56‘

New art gallery ‘Studio 56‘ in Plymouth city centre
Paul Somerville and Francis Mallett, two leading figures in the Plymouth art scene, have joined forces to set up a new gallery in the city centre.
Between them they have more than 50 years of experience dealing in contemporary art in the city and I am pleased Paul is representing my sculptures again in Plymouth:

STUDIO 56
Cornwall Street
Plymouth
Tel 07411 445983
Web / Facebook
Email: studiofivesixplymouth@gmail.com

New art gallery Studio 56 in Plymouth representing artist David Begbie
wire-mesh sculpture by David Begbie at art gallery Studio 56 Plymouth
Example BLUW 2016, a female figure in steelmesh, RUDAS, two female back figurines and flat panel sculpture STILLNUWD, suspended.


‘Shadows and Light‘

05 Oct - 5 Nov
Picture, Craftwork, Sculpture, Jewellery
Byard Art, Cambridge

Shadows and Light is a contemporary exhibition at Byard Art featuring exciting pieces by a wide range of artists. Come and visit Cambridge to see the stunning imagery created under the theme of light and shade.
The art exhibition includes a selection of my wire-mesh and steel-panel sculptures.

Male muscular bodies and feminine sculpture by David Begbie at art exhibition in Cambridge

Steel Sculptures hand-made from mesh and steel - David Begbie at Byard Art exhibition

‘Biennale Brabant‘ 2017

09-26 November
Koepelhal in Tilburg, The Netherlands
More info: www.vanloongalleries.com

The Biënnale Brabant attracted over 20.000 visitors two years ago, this year Van Loon Galleries promises it to be an even larger-scale event!

ART exhibition in Tilburg - Logo for Biennale Brabant

wire-mesh sculptures by David Begbie exhibited in The Netherlands 2017 at Biennale Brabant
Exhibited at the Biennale: ICONS, black finished suspended torso sculpture composition, CRAW and CRAW A in steel and wire as well as RUDU, a steelmesh figure in red-oxide finish.