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Sculpture Exhibition: 2013 Summer Show

Sculpture Exhibition: Mark Casiraghi

Art lovers are being invited to sample the latest work from some of West London’s up and coming sculptors in a special exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College.

‘2013 Summer Show’ brings together an eclectic collection of work highlighting the creativity of artists studying Professional Development in Sculpture at the college.

From dramatic sculptures to daring installations, each of the exhibits is as unique as the artists behind them. A range of themes, including feminism, religion and physical disability, are explored through the show.

‘This exhibition presents work by 13 individuals whose use of form, space, material and idea encompasses every aspect of visual art. Expect to be delighted.’ says exhibiting artist Mark Casiraghi, a former interior designer who changed career to purse his passion for sculpture.

Every year the college’s End of Year Art Shows produces an ever-growing list of talented artists, many of whom, like Mark, became a practising artist later on in life.

The college’s successful Arts Department enjoys a high-profile reputation, and has a successful student alumni which includes Turner prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd and artist Julie Bennett who was labelled ‘one of Saatchi’s new stars’ by The Independent.

‘2013 Summer Show’ runs from May 23rd – 31st. It’s free to attend, and is being held at the college’s Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS. The Gallery is open weekdays 10am-9pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm.

Guests will also have the opportunity to buy some of the unique pieces on display, and meet the sculptors during a private view being held on Wednesday May 22, 6pm -8.30pm at the college’s Chelsea Centre.

The exhibition pieces were produced in the college’s Park Walk Sculpture Studio in Chelsea, West London. Described in the media as an ‘artistic gem’ the dedicated studio has been training sculptors for over 30 years, keeping alive the traditions of Rodin and Michelangelo in the modern age along with encouraging contemporary, abstract and conceptual art works.

The exhibiting sculptors are all studying on Professional Development Sculpture: Advanced Diploma. The course helps artists to fully develop their specialist area of work, within a highly motivated group. It includes studio space, technical help, tutorial advice and critiques, access to learning resources and exhibition facilities. Tuition is by a team of experienced working artists.