Paul attended a very special event this weekend at the Rheged Centre in Cumbria.
As part of the Inaugural Mountain Arts Festival he exhibited work and gave a short talk on his relationship with mountain walking and art. The event was a gathering of writers, thinkers, artists, performers and climbers showing through their art what the hills mean to them.
The entire event was in support of Community Action Nepal, which works to support Mountain people of Nepal and was a very enjoyable few days for all those who attended.
Paul installed some new pieces in the Sofitel lobby last week. As part of the ongoing collaboration with T5 Gallery the pieces now sit in the entrance area to be enjoyed by the guests passing through and stopping over for easy access to Heathrow.
We are really pleased with the result and feel that they fit really well in the space. We hope the guests like them too! Please get in touch with T5 Gallery if you are interested in either of these pieces.
Paul delivered a torso to Gloucestershire recently in advance of the ‘Out of Nature’ Sculpture Exhibition which celebrates our link with nature in a visual way.
Around 200 pieces of outdoor sculpture are sited in the formal gardens, around the lake and in the walled garden, as well as some indoor pieces in “the pub” and the green houses. It shows the work of nearly 40 different artists from all over the UK as well as Germany and France.
‘Out of Nature’ was also created to raise awareness about the Cartshed and its work in the woods: created in 2011, it is a social venture which teaches coppicing and green wood craft as a skill but also as therapy.
Once again Paul’s work has found it’s way to a really beautiful place, so make sure you try and get to Gloucestershire between October 4th and 25th to have a look.
Paul travelled to France last week to install a selection of pieces at a new sculpture garden in Peille, near Monaco. Set in a classic Mediterranean farm estate the gardens have been designed by Chelsea winner James Basson.
You can read more about this beautiful place on the Marshal Murray website and blog.
We were delighted to receive these images this morning from Derek Chan of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. This unique horticulturally themed setting spans over 101 hectares of land and is a must see if visiting Singapore.
Paul’s sculpture ‘Watching Clouds’ was exhibited at the on form exhibition last year. It was then sold and shipped to Singapore where it sat patiently waiting for installation. We are so pleased to see it has finally been given it’s position in this exotic and spectacular setting.
If anyone is lucky enough to go and stay at the Mondrian Hotel in London, be sure to look out for one of Paul’s sculptures on your way to the spa.
The ‘Red Onyx Torso’ was chosen by Tom Dixon who has designed much of the building in his unique style. The russet tones of the onyx compliment the copper background perfectly.
Please do let us know if you visit the hotel. We love to hear from the ‘eyes on the ground’, or better still put it on Instagram! Paul’s username is: @paulvanstonesculpture