Friends of Hospitalfield Studio Visit

9:00am-5:00pm, 25 June 2019

Kenny Hunter & Powderhall Bronze

Hospitalfield have been working closely with Kenny Hunter and Edinburgh College of Art for two years on a very successful student project. This is a great opportunity to visit Kenny in his studio which is adjacent to the bronze and casting foundry Powderhall.

Hunter studied at Glasgow School of Art (1983 to 1987). His sculptural work is heavily influenced by the colours and flawless manufactured finish of plastic toys. He relates these mass produced objects to classical sculptors who worked with marble until no marks from their chisels and tools could be seen. His work reflects none of his craft and looks as though it may have been made mechanically. In this way Hunter combines his intrigue in both high art culture with popular culture. Public artworks include: The Unknown, Borgie Forest, Sutherland (2012); iGoat, Spitalfields, London (2010); and Citizen Firefighter, Central Station, Glasgow (2001). Recent exhibitions include A Shout in the Street, Tramway, Glasgow (2008); What am I doing here?, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark & Busan Biennale Sculpture Project, Korea (2013).

Powderhall is a wonderful resource in Scotland; it was through their expertise that Hospitalfield were able to commission the Graham Fagen ‘tree’ sculpture for Scotland + Venice in 2015 and now the Arbroath Guildry will commission a new sculpture for the town that will be cast in the foundry. The success of Powderhall relies on their dedication to producing the highest quality bronze sculpture achieve by combining traditional lost wax techniques with modern materials.

This is a day trip from Arbroath and there will be a small charge for transport. This will be confirmed once we know the numbers keen to come.

Friends only – booking essential, contact info@hospitalfield.org.uk

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