This piece in Australian Talcstone is another in the Vessels series the artist has been working on this year (2018). Similar to Altarpiece, this piece also has a small amount of uncarved stone contrasting with the smooth and polished areas making up the majority of the sculpture. It is bolted to the alabaster base and sits on a black granite slab as part of the overall piece. This sculpture was also inspired by manipulation of natural materials by mankind.

Artist: Nicola Beattie

Product Reference No: A-181952

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Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 25 x 23 x 28 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)


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Nicola Beattie

Nicola Beattie creates contemporary sculpture using traditional materials of stone and bronze, working on a series of themes.  After a year at Exeter College of Art, she spent another three years at Wimbledon Art School, London, specialising in carving large sculptures in wood and stone, graduating with a degree in Sculpture in 1990. With stone carvings of up to a metre tall, and plaster forms to be cast in bronze up to 2 metres, her current work is particularly inspired by archaeology (an ongoing series entitled Archae), castles and stone monuments native to Wales, where she grew up and has recently returned to live. Much of her earlier work was inspired by forms and aspects of nature; pods, shells and fossils, light and water - the latter two themes she also explored in a number of paintings. Nicola has exhibited both abroad and throughout the UK; London exhibitions and galleries include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Menier Gallery, Sotheby’s Art Gallery, and Cork Street Gallery Open competitions. Alongside exhibiting, Nicola has completed a number of contemporary art commissions for both private and corporate clients in the UK. Earlier this year, a bronze commission from further afield saw her work installed in Tai Po, Hong Kong, in the recently built ‘Ontolo’ – a new luxury residence by the sea in Tolo harbour, completed in September 2020. Her work is also held in collections in Germany, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Singapore, the Caribbean and Australia. Last year Nicola was awarded The Sculpture Prize in the Visual Art Open Awards 2019.

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