Lawrie Simonson Photography

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The use of metal and found objects in my sculpture is, I feel, a progression from the traditional and conventional manner in which artists have interpreted nature and animals. Parts for these welded sculptures shown here have been collected from various skips and industrial wastelands in and around London.
The supply is endless and fruitful. From childhood plants, animal and insect life have intrigued me. Being brought up in the Green Belt of North London, I had plenty of opportunity to observe nature from nearby woods, streams, ponds and lakes.
I am a member and a frequent visitor to London Zoo! I feel I have succeeded in amalgamating this fascination with nature into my creative work.
My aim is to capture the essence and soul of the subject matter.
To me, animals, birds and insects have a humour, vulnerability and simplicity that I transmute into sculptural form

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Art Education

1996 London Arts Board ‘Off the Wall’ Workshops.
1988-91 Camden Institute, Sculpture Modeling, Casting techniques
1985-87 Burrow Hill School, Sculpture Modeling, Life Drawing
1977-85 Camden Arts Centre, Life Drawing and Painting
1968-72 London College of Printing, Graphic Design, Calligraphy.

Teaching

2011 King Harold School, Essex.
2010 Sculpture Workshops, Wood green, London
2008 Braille Workshops, Harlow, Essex.
2003-07 Artist in Residence, Brays Grove School, Harlow, Essex
1997-2001 Hampstead Community Centre, Life Drawing & Portraiture
1998-1999 Children’s workshops, Hackney, East London

Prizes

1992 W.W.F. Environmental Sculpture (semi-finalist) Millbank, London.
1985 Lauderdale House, Highgate, London, photography 1st prize
1972 Barnet Council London, Art Poster competition 1st Prize

Selected Group Shows

2015 London Mela (charity auction) at the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, London
2015 Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex
2014 Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex
2014 Cupola Gallery, Shefield.
2014 Narenj Gallery, Muswell hill, London
2013 One Years Gallery, Hoxton, London
2013 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
2011 Savill Garden, Valley Gardens, Virginia Water
2011 The Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey
2010 Horseworld, Whitchurch, Bristol
2009 London Wetland Centre Barnes, London
2008 Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales
2008 London Zoo, Love London Exhibition
2007 Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Christies, London
2006 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
2003 Savill Gardens, Windsor
2002 BAC Barcelona,Spain
2002 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthope, North Yorkshire.
2000 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Southampton.
1999 Crescent Arts, Scarborough.
1999 The City Gallery, Leicester
1998 Khutsot Hayotser Garden, Jerusalem, Israel
1998 Imperial Cancer Research Fund, The Mall Galleries, London.
1997 Braderie de L’art, Roubaix, France.
1997 Drap Art Barcelona, Spain.
1996 Academia Italiana, Hyde Park, London.
1996 Hampshire Sculpture Trust, Staunton Country Park, Havant.
1996 The Fitz- Dyer Gallery, Stratford upon Avon.
1995 Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Christies, London.
1994 Observer newspaper, Queensway, London.
1994 Crypt Gallery, St Martins in the field, London.
1994 Tricycle Gallery, London.
1992 Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales.
1992 Art in the Park, Sailing, Essex.
1991 Sala d’ Exposicions, Museum de Villa Franca, Spain.
1991 United Society of Artists, Westminster, London.
1990 Andrew Usiskin Gallery, Hampstead, London
1990 The Young Unknowns Gallery ,Waterloo, London.
1990 The Heffer Gallery, Cambridge.

Commissions

2011 Mount Row, Mayfair, London
2012 Chancery Lane, London
2011 Chancery Lane, London
2010 4 Albemarle Street, london
2009 PC Keith Blakelock Memorial, Muswell Hill, Lodon
2006 Erno Goldfinger Office Building, 45-46 Albemarle Street, london
2001 St Augustines School, High Wycombe, Oxford.
1997 Sefton County Council, Visionfest, Liverpool.
1996 Redbridge County Council, Hainault Forest Country Park, Essex.
1995 Sanyo U. K.Pennyhill Country Park, Bagshot, Surrey.
1992 Tesco, In aid of Action Research Charity, Hampton Court Palace.


Public Collections

1994 Capel Manor Horticultural College, Enfield, London.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Courtyard Arts Centre, Port Vale, Hertford
2006 Ben Uri Gallery, London
2004 London Wetland Centre Barnes, London
2004 Willsden Library Art Gallery, London.
2001 The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
2000 The OXO Gallery,Tower Wharf,River Thames, London.
1999 The Yard Gallery, Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
1998 City of Westminster Gallery, London.
1996 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
1995 Trinity Street Gallery,Colchester, Essex.
1994 The Lexington Gallery, Soho, London.
1994 Clove 1 Gallery, Butlers Wharf, Docklands, London.
1993 London Ecology Centre, Covent Garden, London

Sculpture Trails

1996 Brighton Marina, Brighton, Hove,West Sussex.
1996 Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire Art Library
2000 The Bridgeman Art Library, 17-19 Garway Road, London W2 4PH

Critical reviews

The JC. page 12, August 29 2008
Le Figaro magazine, page 114. January 22nd 2000
The Times, magazine supplement, page 8. November 6th 1999
Metro newspaper, page 17. November 12 th 1999
Timeout.whats on section, December 1999
Daily Express. Saturday supplement, page 6. December 4th 1999
Daily Telegraph. T2 supplement, page 7. October 30th 1999
Artists & Illustrators magazine, page 10. July 1999
Nottingham Arrow. July / August 1999
The Times newspaper, Metro magazine, page 42. June 26th 1999
Impact magazine. Nottingham University, June 1999
Craftsman Magazine. June 1999
Nottingham Evening Post,May 28th 1999
Design week. April 10th. 1999 back page