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Bridget McCrum


Bridget McCrum

Bridget McCrum

Paint, Sculpture, Drawing

Devon
United Kingdom


Past Exhibitions

Galleries

  • Messum's, Marlow
  • Messums Fine Art, London
  • Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury
  • Messum's Wiltshire, Tisbury
  • on form, Burford
Flight 2

Flight 2

Charcoal on Paper
100cm x 150cm

Statement

I am primarily a stone- carver but work in plaster for many bronze pieces. Since childhood I have been excited by ancient remains, fragments of carving and standing stones in lonely landscapes. My travels have taken me to many sites from different cultures around the Mediterranean, and the chance to work on archaeological surveys in Somalia during the early eighties increased my interest in small objects from the past. The landscape around my two homes has inevitably worked itself into my head. The gentle curves of the hills of South Devon and the stark limestone cliffs carved by wind and sea on Gozo, have all subconsciously influenced my carving. I look down on birds circling and gliding above their prey from my home high above the Dart estuary. They make marvellously abstracted subjects and I have carved them ever since I have been here. Some have been cast into bronze which I patinate myself.

Biography

1934Born
Education. Priorsfield School, Farnham College of Art.
1980Started carving - Materials, stone and bronze
Collections Include:Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, USA, Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Bristol,University of Surrey. Priors Court School, Newbury. Lismore Castle, Co Cork. HSBC, Malta. Spencer Stuart, London. Charter Bank, London. Golden Door Foundation, San Diego. Bryher, Isles of Scilly. The Knightsbridge. Private collections in USA , Far East, Middle East, Europe.
National Trust Gardens:The Homewood, Esher. Greenway House, Devon. Coleton Fishacre, Devon.
Books:Touch and Time. The Sculpture and Drawings of Bridget McCrum. The Art of Priors Court School. Modern British Sculpture.
2007Elected member of The Royal West of England Academy
2007Commission from Rolls Royce for a public sculpture outside their Bristol factory

 

 

Books . The Art of Priors Court School.  Touch and Time.  The sculpture & drawings of Bridget McCrum

Articles. Arts Review x 4, Country Life x 2, English Gardens, Western Morning News, Times of Malta.