Category Archives: Exhibitions

Paul & Laura with Gary & the Crow

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – ‘Folly Exhibition’ 25th April – 29th November 2015

Paul & Laura made a 4 metre (13ft) Crow Sculpture and Giant Eggs as part of two Art Installations for the National Trust’s Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal in Yorkshire. We supplied the Crow Sculpture and Giant Eggs to Gary McCann for his Art Installations at Fountains Abbey. The Follies of the water garden will be transformed from their original use between Saturday 25 April – Sunday 29 November this year for the first time.

The sculptures are in The Temple of Fame and Banqueting House.

Its funded by the Arts Council and here’s the link: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/folly

The London Group – From David Bomberg to Paula Rego

We are currently showing at Southampton City Art Gallery – the London Group exhibition titled ‘From David Bomberg to Paula Rego‘ runs from 28th June – 1st November 2014.  The work we are exhibiting at the City Art Gallery is a sculpture titled ‘Angel‘. Angel was originally produced and  exhibited in 2012; the piece is based on a soldier, represented as a fragment, war torn and twisted shrapnel.

 

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To see the article from The Public Catalogue Foundation please use the following link http://www.thepcf.org.uk/whatwedo/48/reference/893

 

Previous Shows with the London Group:

  • Centenary Open Exhibition: Cello Factory, March 2013
  • The London Group at 100: Mottisfont Abbey, February – April 2013
  • Centenary Members’ Exhibition: Pitzhanger Manor, January – March 2013
  • Members’ Annual Exhibition: Cello Factory – October 2012
  • On My Behalf  – Self Portraits: Cumberland Hotel, September – October 2012
  • Members’ Open Exibition : Cello Factory, October – November 2011

Turkish in fright!

Laura Colouring Paul
Final Touches Detail Nurettin
Hanging Ayhan Breakthrough

Paul & Laura have just completed one of their most challenging projects to date. Created for their Turkish client, the wax portraits portray two workmen accidentally falling through the ceiling in the private collection at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum. The works are animatronic and can swing to-and-fro at the flick of a switch. The only consolation for the desperate pair is they have the most amazing view of the Bosphorus.

The view of the Bosphorus

Lewis

Lewis

Title: ‘Lewis’

This sculpture challenges the identity of celebrity, by using the iconic image of Lewis Hamilton and faithfully recreating his biometrics. Although for most people the immediate familiarity has been lost, by enlarging the scale by six times, fragmenting the portrait and disguising its originality (the seam lines suggest a plaster cast taken from part of an ancient monument).  A degree of contemplation is inevitably required to fully understand this piece. (Material: Plaster)