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Peter Newsome PhD, FRBS, RBA

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Sculptor Peter Newsome PhD,  FRBS, RBA
Peter Newsome

About Peter Newsome

Nearly all his work is devoted to the exploration of glass as a sculptural medium and where appropriate he adapts the latest glass engineering techniques. He often incorporates toughened and shatter resistant glass laminates and is thus able to create glass sculpture which does not need support and is robust and durable. Has exhibited and sold his unique glass pieces all over the world. His technology degree has given him great insight into structure and physical properties of glass, and this enables him to realise highly original and unexpected artistic possibilities for this spectacular medium. His work frequently features on television. Very much in demand.

Exhibition History of Peter Newsome

Art Fair London, Burtonís Court, Chelsea&Business Design Centre, Islington.
Bow House Gallery, Barnet, Herts.
Centenary Exhibition of Royal British Society of Sculptors, Botanical Gdns, Leicester
Chelsea Flower Show, London
Chelsea Open, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Wimbledon, Surrey
Dignon Gallery, Dundas St, Edinburgh
Dfn Gallery, Broadway, Manhatten, New York, USA
Edith Grove Gallery, Fulham London
ERCO Dover St. London, W1
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London
Guernsey International Sculpture Exhibition, Channel Islands
Hayís Gallery, London SE1
Hampton Court Flower Show, Hampton Court,Middx
Henley Festival, Towpath Gallery, Henley on Thames,Oxon.
Mall Galleries,The Mall, London.
Newby Hall Sculpture Park, Yorkshire.
Nymans Garden (National Trust) Sussex
OXO Tower, South Bank, London
Royal Horticultural Garden Wisley, Surrey
Royal British Society of Sculptors, Kensington, London

Biography / CV of Peter Newsome

Born on the 25.02.1943 in Isleworth in United Kingdom, went to Brunel University received a Batchelor of Technology Degree 2.1 Hons

Epsom/Sutton College Liberal Arts 1970 to date. Various part time and evening courses.

Artist Statement of Peter Newsome

Nearly all of my work is currently devoted to the expoloation of glass as a suclptural medium although I occasionally accept commissions in other media.

Where appropriate I employ adaptations of modern glass engineering techniques and methods used in the construction of shatterproof glass laminates. In this way I am able to create glass sculptures which do not reuire ancillary support and yet, as works of art, are robust and durable.

I am interested in light and ofrm and the ambiguities that transparent forms create within themselves and their surroundings. I also enjoy the challeng of working against the constrainst of an essentially lamella medium together with the freedom of scale that this approach makes available.

Awards and Prizes of Peter Newsome

Elected to membership of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists earlier this year and becomes one of the select handful of British sculptors entitled to use both the letters ARBS and RBA after their name.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Peter Newsome

Commissions and Notable Works

Recent commissions include five low relief glass panels for Royal Caribbeans "Oasis of the Seas" the worlds largest cruise ship. The commission used 0.5 tons of toughened and coloured glass.

1994 Five glass scupltures measuring 1.5metres for the South Bank prmises of the London Jeweller David Ashton

1996 Plant form Glass sculpture commissioned by Mrs M Mitchell for public exhibition in Withern garden

1997 Aspects of freedom glass sculpture purchased by Director of the Oxford College of Landscape Design

1998 Glass sculpture incorporating a fllor to ceiling CD rack for the musician Peter Gabriel

1999 Foyer Glass sculpture for the HQ of the Leasing Group

2000 Butler Trust/BG Group Award commissioned for presentation by Princess Ann

Qualifications / Education of Peter Newsome

Batchelor of Technology Degree

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Peter Newsome

Recently published book of his work entitled "Light and Form", published by

Work seen on TV-AM

Two six minute appearances for Discovery Channel describing sculptural techniques, screened in UK and Europe 1998.

Price Range of Work

Peter Newsome's work has a price range from £500 to £3,670

Mediums utilised

Peter Newsome's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Peter Newsome's work is found in the following categories on site:
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Mounted Heads, Masks, Wall Mounted Busts of Animals

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Peter Newsome's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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