Fine Art Sails at 'Barcolana' and 'XI Veleziana' 2018

Barcolona / Veneziana 2018
October and November, Trieste and Venice, Italy
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Sails design by International artists in fron of St Marco, Venice

Michael Ross whose inspired idea created Fine Art Sails continues his global adventure, this time in Italy: Sails designed by International artists were featured at the incredible 'Barcolana Regatta’ in Trieste with participation from some high level sailors, supporting the Andrew Simpson Foundation. The sails were sailing to Venice the following weekend as a display for the yacht club 'Compagnia della Vela' 2018. Over 200 boats invaded the San Marco Basin together with Fine Art and the traditional sails. The award ceremony in San Giorgio takes place Saturday, 24th November. More info in facebook.
'An Eye for the Buoys' - the hand-painted iconic art sail, is based on my steel panel sculpture portrait 'EVE', available in a limited edition.
Sails of the artists are featured in this Cowes Yachting article. (photo credit: Fabio Taccola and Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti).


Large sails designed by International artists in Venice 2018





‘Fine Art Sails‘ - Barcolana Sailing Regatta 2017

06 October
Gulf of Trieste / The Star Class Adriatic fleet

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“An Eye for the Buoys” - my iconic art sail, based on “EVE”, a steel panel suspended portrait (limited edition) won again, this time at the Barcolana - helmed by World Champion and Olympian Robert Scheidt.
The Barcolana attracts 250,000 visitors over the prime weekend and the race course. The Star Class Adriatic fleet brings back the heyday of these keelboats in the Gulf of Trieste by racing on a series of windward-leeward courses and taking part in regattas in front of Bacino San Giusto in the evening.



More info: regate@svbg.it, http://www.barcolana.it, in Twitter @FineArtSails, official hashtag: #Barcolana #Bstar.

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Solo Exhibition ‘CUTTING EDGE‘, London

26 Apr – 31 May 2017
ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London

A retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of solo shows.
Following on from a 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 features all artworks from this exhibition.
Many thanks to Cristian Contini and all at ContiniArt UK for making this exhibition possible.
Short Video Impressions


invitation to art exhibition with sculptures by david begbie - male nude body in armature


Video | Press Release | Catalogue CUTTING EDGE | Photos Private View and Exhibition

Sculpure Exhibition 2017: ContiniART UK presents David Begbie

Solo Exhibition ‘TRANSFORM‘, Èze, France

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Wire-mesh sculpture at Chateau La Chévre d'Or overooking Cap Ferrat, France

Sculpture Exhibition at Le Chevre D'Or, Eze, France - female body in red metal artwork
Chateau de La Chèvre d'Or, Rue du Barri, 06360 Èze, France
28 — 30 April 2017 with Marshall Murray Gallery and Club Vivanova
A bank holiday afternoon of art, a Michelin-starred meal, fashion, champagne and a rare chance to meet the artist, set against the backdrop of some of the best views on the French riviera.


Following on from last Autumn’s exhibition events in Monaco ‘TRANSFORM’ is a selected solo exhibition for La Chèvre d'Or which includes both figurative and abstract sculpture presented in outdoor settings on the mountain side high up above the Côte d’Azur. The spectacular venue offers the opportunity to experience the mysterious and captivating transparency of Begbie Sculpture with the interaction of ever-changing light conditions throughout the day where the sea and skies of the French Riviera integrate and merge with the various sculptural forms themselves in perpetual interaction.
VIP Press 3pm, 29 April 2017.

More info: Oliver Hawkins, Tel. 0044 7779 297638.

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‘ART & MUSIC‘ - Marshall-Murray Event - France 2016

02 October 2016, Peille, Southern France
Mesh sculptures of two hands in landscape Southern France

Hand sculptures in garden Southern France - artwork by David Begbie
Art Gallery Marshall Murray exhibits a selection of my work in a beautiful sculpture garden Fern de La Gorra in Southern France. Highly recommended – a visit when you're near Monaco! Please email Oliver Hawkins (by appointment only).
The stunning garden near Monaco presents more than 40 artworks. Marshall Murray loves bringing a slice of British life to the Cote D’Azur, hosting viewings inviting art lovers and artists to meet and mingle over glasses of rosé. Since September 2015 Marshall Murray exhibits British sculpture in southern France, a collaboration with the award-winning international garden designer James Basson, his sumptuous planting juxtaposed with sculpture. Lighting of the garden is installed by Jean-Phillipe Weimer. Watch the video (Marshall Murray Facebook) or open more images with following link:

Images of the Art&Music Event September/October 2016

‘Winter Pride‘ London in 2014

Winter Pride Highlights video (4 min) by Ben Mourra:
www.youtube.com/embed/7HoojWnutdA?
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Winter Pride Indoor Party at Tobacco Docks, London
London will be playing host to its first Winter Pride on 8 February 2014 - a new mid-Winter festival for gay London, Winter Pride (winterprideuk.com) at the capital’s Tobacco Dock (http://tobaccodocklondon.com/): a historic location between Tower Hill and Wapping that has now been transformed into a major exhibitions space.
Winter Pride will seek to bring together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs for a real winter warmer of a party, a fully enclosed, indoor event. It won’t just be about dancing and clubbing, though. The event will also boast a market and community area, and a highlight of the day will be the The Winter Pride UK Awards.

The first ever Winter Pride includes not only an art competition for emerging artists but a breathtaking exhibition of installation art and sculpture from a diverse group of international artists.I am happy to be invited showing NUUDIS and other mesh sculpture at the Awards room!

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New Video 'Mostly Empty Space'

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Video ‘Mostly Empty Space’ includes subtitles in different languages features an interview and the installation of my bronze-mesh Buddha sculpture at Buddha-Bar, Knightsbridge, London. Many thanks to Jonathan Cronin for a professional and clever production as well as to Heathcliff Blair for the soundtrack!
Congratulations to Jonathan Cronin, who was in the top ten at the 'MOVIE MACHINE DIGITAL CINEMA FESTIVAL with his 4 minute production about my work.

'Fine Art Sails' London 2013

Art on Sails

Read the Cowes Yachting Article, Spring Edition 2013 about all participating 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.

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