I am a sculptor and painter, with an eagerness to learn new things. When I work I apply all my effort and skills to a job as I am only satisfied when I feel I have done all the work I can. I am a graduate from BA Technical Arts & Special Effects course at Wimbledon College of Art. I have been taught by a wide range of professionals including one to one lessons with sculptors from Madame Tussaud’s covering portraiture and the torso. Previous to this course I studied at Central Saint Martins where I developed my sculpting skills as well as the concepts and designing processes of my work. I also studied at Kensington and Chelsea I found my artistic origins and experimented by created some giant sculptures: ten-foot tall hares boxing and a life-size kart horse made from plaster, chicken wire and wooden armatures.
My website is here: nedsworkshop.wordpress.com/
I have been a driven maker since childhood, and succumbed to sculpture full time in 1999, after fulfilling careers in advertising and design, combined with family life. I did my foundation at Reigate School of Art, followed by a BA (Hons) at Wimbledon, graduating in 2003.
I studied under Allan Sly, one of the country’s foremost figurative sculptors, specialising in life sculpture, working from the nude – male and female. I learned the classical aesthetic and technical skills as summarised by Edouard Lanteri, mentor and intimate friend of Rodin, in contemporary form.
I combined this with study of mechanical and kinetic art pursuing themes of energy and movement, human and elemental, and the relationship between them. Both lines of study continue to underpin my work.
my website can be found at www.nikkitaylorsculpture.co.uk
Nikki Taylor – Exhibitions.
2014-15 Private commissions of lifesize figures
2013 ‘Spirit of Raines’ 2 lifesize wire mesh figures for façade of Raine’s School new wing, Bethnal Green, London
2013 ‘Diana’ wire mesh figure for roof of Howsham Mill restoration
2012 Team GB House for London Olympics, collection of 5 relief athletes in wire mesh
2012 Emir of Kuwait, wire mesh portrait as a gift for him
2011 Jason Gardener life-size wire mesh portrait figure
2010 Tom Daley life-size wire mesh portrait figure
2010 ‘Even Hands’ wire mesh sculpture for Chelsea Flower Show competition garden by Tomoko Osonoe and Kei Iwata
2009 ‘The Guardian’ life-size wire mesh figure sculpture for Chelsea Flower Show competition garden by Thomas Hoblyn.
2007 Lifesize bronze grandfather and grandson full figure portraits.
2005 Portrait head of Sibelius in bronze
2015 Club Wembley, group exhibition through T5 Gallery for Capital Cup Final
2014-15 Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow Terminal 5
2012-15 T5 Gallery, Heathrow
2013 Donation of sculpture to Terence Higgins Trust for Annual Art Auction
2012-15 Belgravia Gallery, London
2012 London Olympics, Solo exhibition, Team GB House, Stratford, London
House of Commons, solo exhibition
Sculptural Celebration of Sport, city-wide outdoor exhibition, Bath
Solo exhibition, Grand Designs Live, Stratford, London
Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, group exhibition
2011 Solo exhibition, The Cross Bath, Bath
Olympic exhibition, Departures Concourse, Terminal 5, Heathrow
2010 Chelsea Flower Show, commission in medal-winning ‘TheWaterless Water Garden’ by Tomoko Osonoe and Kei Iwata
Art, Design & A Taste of Summer, Blenheim Palace, Oxon
2009 Society of Women Artists, The Mall Galleries, London
Chelsea Flower Show, commission inThomas Hoblyn’s medal-winning Competition garden
Courtyard Sculpture Exhibition, Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham
Art In Action, Waterperry, Oxon (also demonstrating making process)
2007-14 Affordable Art Fairs at Battersea, Bristol, Cambridge & Edinburgh
2007 The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair
2004-9 Annual exhibitions at:
Savil Garden, The Crown Estate, Egham
RHS Garden, Wisley
Vivartis Arts Festival, Witley nr Godalming
Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
The Harvey Gallery, Guildford
Polesden Lacey, Leatherhead
Painshill Park, Cobham
Maundy Todd Sculpture Garden
2004 Musee des Automates, Paris
2003 A Cabaret Mechanical Christmas, the gallery @ oxo, London
2003 New Designers, Islington
2011 Feature in new Italian cuture magazine, ‘Itallic’ April issue, p 30, showing ‘Free 2’
2011 BBC1 ‘Waking the Dead’, 20 March, series 9, ‘Care’ Part 1, inclusion of ‘Flight’ in set.
2011 Chelsea Flower Show programme, photo of ‘Open Hands’ from previous year
2010 Chelsea Flower Show programme, photo of ‘The Guardian’ from previous year
2010 ‘The Landscape Man’ book of the TV series, includes ‘The Guardian’ sculpture.
May 2010 Channel 4. The Landscape Man, 3rd episode, ‘Chevington’. ‘The Guardian’ sculpture included in coverage of the new garden and as shown at Chelsea flower Show previously.
May 2009 BBC2 Chelsea Flower Show. Inclusion of my ‘Guardian’ sculpture in coverage of Thomas Hoblyn’s competition garden
Dec 29 2003 Radio 4, Woman’s Hour. Interview as part of Cabaret Mechanical Festival feature
Morth has been creating statements in sculpture and print-making for over 20 years, often dramatising narratives in the natural world and current affairs. Morth studied sculpture from life at Harrow College and then expanded his creative exploration on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at West Dean College. Now he works regularly from Nina Cairns’ Mapstone Studio in Devon, being one of her initial sculptors. He loves clay and also practices in plaster, burnt wood and bronze.
Alongside sculpture, Morth has developed printmaking techniques at Double Elephant in Exeter. He has adapted monotype printing in some of his paper-clay pieces.
His website can be found at www.morth.co.uk