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Brendan Hesmondhalgh

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Sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh
Brendan Hesmondhalgh

About Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendan Hesmondhalgh`s work has always been inspired by the different form, movement and characteriestics of nature. Large life-like sculptures, encapsulating real essence of his subjects as he sees through his own personal experiences.

Exhibition History of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendan Hesmondhalgh
2014 - The Great British Sculpture Show, Hatfield House, UK
2014 - Chelsea Flower Show, London
2010 - Solo show Imagine Gallery in Suffolk
2010 - Affordable Art Fair in London
2009 - Sothebys Auctions
2009 - Hampton Court Flower Show
2009 - CLA Game Fair
2009 - Art in Action Ireland in Dublin
2009 - Affordable Art Fair in Bristol
2009 - Affordable Art Fair in London
2008 - Hampton Court Flower show
2008 - Art in Action Ireland in Dublin
2008 - Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens
2008 - Affordable Art Fair in Bristol
2008 - Affordable Art Fair in London
2007 - Affordable art Fair in London
2007 - Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens
2007 - Art in Action Ireland in Dublin
2007 - Affordable Art Fair in Bristol
2007 - Ceramic Art London Royal College of Art
2006 - Ceramic Art London Royal College of Art
2006 - 10th Anniversary Show, Eton Applied Arts
2006 - Affordable Art Fair at Battersea London
2005 - Ceramic Art London Royal College of Art
2005 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2004 - Group Exhibition Shipley Art Gallery
2004 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2004 - Solo Show, Sculpture Lounge
2004 - Showcase Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe

Biography / CV of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendon Hesmondhalgh`s Biography
Holmfirth Heritage Garden - Sldesign project management (2010)
Lead Artist - NHS Rampton for AIM 2008
Resident Artist - Limerick College of Art (2006)
External Verifier - NEWI College of Art and Design (2006)
Proprietor Sculpture Lounge Contemporary Art Gallery and Studios (2002 to present date)
Self Empolyed (1996 to present date)

Artist Statement of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendans Hesmondhalgh`s work has always been inspired by the different form, movement and characteristics of nature.

Large life-like sculpture, encapsulating real essence of his subjects as he sees through his own personal experiences.

Each piece is individually crafted using slab of firbre reinforced clay, wrapped around an armature.

In this way wrinkles, textures folds can be readily incorporated into the shape. The wet flexible clay can be pushed out from inside to form the fullness of a belly, the line of a rib or the undulation of a muscle. Brendan is nationally renowned for his original clay sculptures. Brendans work is often cast into alternative materials, predominately bronze or bronze resin, or cast iron. the works are produced for private and corporate clients. The last 24 months has seen Brendans work escalate from smaller scale garden sculptures to large scale bronzes for the public sector. 2008/2009 saw Brendan secure his forst of two major art commissions.

Awards and Prizes of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

brendon Hesmondhalgh`s Awards
Peers Award 2nd Place - Art in Action Waterperry, Oxfordshire (2006)

John Shaw Memorial Prize - (2002) and (2005)

John Moore University Sculpture Fellowship - Liverpool (2003)

New Move - Arts Council Setting-up award (1998)

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendan Hesmondhalgh`s Private Collection - Bloomsbury`s New York 2001

Public Works of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendon Hesmond halgh`s Public Work
Speirs and Associates Estates - large scale bronze

Rampton NHS Hospital large site specific bronze sculpture titled "Kingbird" November 2008/2009

Courtship Dance - Large site specific Bronze Sculpture, Gordon Jopling Limited 2006

Large Site specific sculpture - Pershore Bridges, Worcester 2001

Large Site specific sculpture - Droitwich Worcester 2001

Contemporary Ceramic Collection - Shipley Art Gallery and Museum 1999

Qualifications / Education of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendon Hesmondhalgh`s education
Edinburgh College of Art - Edinburgh (1994 - 96)
B.A. (Hons) - Design and Applied Arts (Ceramics)

North East Wales Institute of Art and Design, Wrexham (1992 - 94)
H.N.D. - Design (3d design)

Blackpool Sixth form College, Blackpool (1989 - 92)
`A` level - Law, Sociology, 3-D Design

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Brendon Hesmondhalgh`s Publications Crafts Magazine - March 2006
Yorkshire Evening Post - July 2003
Quick Chic, Stephanie Hoppen - 2002
The Practical Potter, Josie Warshaw - 2001
Paper Clay and Other aditives, Anne Lightwood - 2000
Country Life Magazine - May 2000
The Scotsman, Artisan Review - 1999
Telegraph Magazine, Featured Artist- October 1998

Teaching Experience

Brendon Hesmondhalgh`s Teaching short course lecturer - West Dean college (2008/2009/2010)
Visiting Lecturer - Edinburgh College of Art (2003)
Visiting Lecturer - Greenwich University (2003)
Part-time Lecturer - York College (September 2001 - 2003)
Part-time Lecturer - Huddersfield Technical College (September 2000 - 2003)

Price Range of Work

Brendan Hesmondhalgh's work has a price range of around £1,650

Mediums utilised

Brendan Hesmondhalgh's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Brendan Hesmondhalgh's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (3)
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Frogs Toads, Newts, Salamanders and Amphibians (2)
Reptiles Sculptures and Amphibian Sculptures (2)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (2)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Small Animal Sculptures
Farm Yard Sculptures
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Objects of desire Sculptures
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Ceramic Sculptures
Dogs Sculpture
Dogs Hounds Bitches Puppies Sporting and Racing
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures
Wild Bird Sculptures
Pigs, Sows, Boars, Hogs, Piglets Sounders Sculptures or Statues
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Brendan Hesmondhalgh's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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