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The Mayfair Dog Show
Apr
7
Apr 28

The Mayfair Dog Show

Gerry Farrell and Cath Kidston Present 'The Mayfair Dog Show'

An exhibition of canine sculpture from 1870-2017

All works will be available to view online after the opening.
Please contact the gallery with any enquiries.

 


Dede Gold
Nov
29
Dec 24

Dede Gold

30th November - December 23rd 2016

Charlie Mackesy
Nov
9
Nov 25

Charlie Mackesy

More details on the show including a full works listing will appear here closer to the exhibition.

 Nick Bibby - A Bestiary of the Real and Imagined
Oct
6
Oct 28

Nick Bibby - A Bestiary of the Real and Imagined

An exhibition of new work by British sculptor Nick Bibby will be exhibited from the 6th - 28th of October at the Bruton Place gallery.

To receive a catalogue please email abigail@sladmore.com 

Nicola Lazzari - Fatti A Mano
Sep
14
Sep 30

Nicola Lazzari - Fatti A Mano

An exhibition of new work by Italian sculptor Nicola Lazzari will be exhibited 14th – 30th September at the Bruton Place gallery.

To receive a catalogue please email abigail@sladmore.com 

THE ZERO HOUR PANORAMAS
Jul
1
Jul 29

THE ZERO HOUR PANORAMAS

100 Years on : Views from the parapet of the Somme. A haunting memorial to to the most symbolic single moment of Britain's Great War.

full details here

Edouard Martinet
May
6
May 27

Edouard Martinet

Twelve years ago, a successful French graphic designer called Edouard Martinet had
his Damascene moment. He became severely bugged, by bugs – but not for the first
time. He was 10 when one of his primary school teachers began to teach his pupils
about insects, and in a rather obsessive way.

Having studied at L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques in Paris, he lived and
worked as a graphic designer in Paris from 1988 to 1992. Predictably, he found work
in publishing, and in advertising and trademark logo design. But after little more than
a year, he knew he was only marking time. The desire to create sculptures which
linked the precision of graphic design with his instinct for rearranging detritus
became too strong to ignore. “I like giving life to found objects,” he says, “and I don’t
want to make them useful. I only want them to seem alive, but not as if they could
be functional robots. I want the sculptures to give the impression, for example, that
a bird is about to fly, a grasshopper is about to hop. In a word – life!”

We encounter fishes made largely with kitchen spatulas, spoons, and trumpet parts;
a crayfish made with tool-parts; the swift ( in french a martinet !) with dark gleaming
steam punk wing ; a weevil with bike-chain feelers; and a praying mantis of such
complex delicacy that its individual parts defy recognition. Martinet has a “huge
storage” of material, cast-off bits and pieces whose shapes appeal to him. “And I
don’t always know what I am going to do with them. I use any sorts of bits. Bike
parts, utensils, radio parts, car and moped parts, car lights, umbrella ribs, sunglasses.
I find them everywhere – boot sales, brocantes, garages, everywhere you can find
used objects.” Almost anything can be of use. The strangest? “Ski-boot fasteners
from the 1950s, which I found in a brocante in the Dordogne. For some pieces, I
have to wait months. I had to wait 15 years to complete the first dragonfly. “
Edouard Martinet works mainly at night and his fabrication process requires
relatively few tools – essentially a drilling machine, grindstone, pliers, screwdrivers –
because he uses parts that will fit together naturally, only ever screwing piece to
piece. And he keeps them in their true found state, which could be almost new, wellworn,
or even rusted. If he has the right parts to fit his vision for a sculpture, its
making will take about a month. “The most difficult thing is to find the right part, the
one that will seem obvious – as if it had been manufactured specially for the
sculpture.”

It is, perhaps, something like patience and tact that gives Edouard Martinet’s
sculptures their fundamental value in terms of form: he certainly knows how to take
ostensibly conflicting bits and pieces and sculpt them into something that is
figuratively refined, yet also full of surprising inflections of fact. This, ultimately, is
where the true resonance of his art lies. His sculptures force a re-imagining of the
obvious in which a meticulously finished object glows not only with perfection, but
with character and beauty.

Flat Perceptions
Apr
12
Apr 29

Flat Perceptions

Sophie Dickens
Feb
9
Apr 8

Sophie Dickens

14. The Kiss . bronze  8 3/4 inches x 9 3/4 inches x 4 inches

14. The Kiss . bronze  8 3/4 inches x 9 3/4 inches x 4 inches

Be Mine - A Valentine Exhibition by Sophie Dickens

We are delighted to be holding an exhibition of new sculpture by Sophie Dickens until the end of April 2016.

To receive an illustrated price list please email abigail@sladmore.com

 
TO VIEW ALL AVAILABLE WORKS PLEASE VISIT SOPHIE'S PAGE

Rose Corcoran
Dec
1
Dec 23

Rose Corcoran

New Drawings and Screen-prints

We are delighted to be holding an exhibition of new drawings by Rose Corcoran  in December 2015.

To receive an illustrated price list please email abigail@sladmore.com

Works can be reserved or purchased prior to the exhibition. To check on availability within the screen-print editions please contact the gallery.

 
Mark Coreth
Nov
12
Dec 31

Mark Coreth

We are delighted to be holding an exhibition of sculpture by Mark Coreth in November 2015. As well as many new pieces there are a number of choice works from his past catalogue in the show.

To receive an illustrated price list please email abigail@sladmore.com

Works can be reserved or purchased prior to the exhibition. To check on availability within the editions please contact the gallery.

 
Anthony Turner - Little Mysteries
Oct
9
Nov 4

Anthony Turner - Little Mysteries

I am delighted to introduce the work of Anthony Turner at The Sladmore Contemporary. I first saw Anthony's work at the "On Form" exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor and was immediately struck by the tactile, wonderfully luminescent quality of his natural forms. I bought one for myself and became determined to introduce them to The Sladmore as soon as possible. We have been selling largely bronze sculpture here for nearly 50 years now. Whilst we have occasionally had stone and marble pieces from our artists, this is our first show of purely carved stone and marble sculpture. I am so grateful to Anthony for agreeing to be our first carver and hope you can find the time to come and look at, and handle his work. Unlike our editioned bronzes, these pieces are unique, one time only sculptures

Nic Fiddian Green - The Studio
Jun
10
Jul 31

Nic Fiddian Green - The Studio

  • Sladmore Contempaory

Nic will be showing an exciting new body of work, to include Bronze, lead and copper sculpture and a small selection of stone carvings. Following the huge success of the award winning recreation of his studio at the Masterpiece Fair there will also be a studio element in the gallery this year.

Christmas Exhibition
Dec
1
Dec 24

Christmas Exhibition

We will be showing in the Bruton Place Gallery a selection of sculpture, ceramics and mixed media objects. 

If you would like to visit us we will be available outside our normal 10am - 6pm by appointment.