Allan Sly RA Cert., FRBS

E-mail: allanslysculptor@gmail.com

 

 

Biography

 

Born in Windsor, Berkshire, U.K. in 1951.

Studied Sculpture at the City & Guilds of London Art School from 1971 - 74, followed by postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Art, London, from 1974 - 77.

Awards include: The Beckwith Scholarship, British Institution Award, the Royal Academy of Arts Silver and Bronze medals for sculpture and the Elizabeth T Greenshields Memorial Foundation Award for figurative sculpture.

Elected a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1992 and is presently Senior Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art.

 

 

Teaching

 

 

1998-Present         Senior Lecturer Wimbledon College of Art.

 

1984-97     Head of Sculpture, City & Guilds of London Art School.

 

1990-93     Elected council member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and

appointed to the Education Sub Committee.

 

1978-83     Part time lecturer, City & Guilds of London Art School

Diploma Course, Fine Art Sculpture.

 

1977-83     Part time lecturer, Hounslow Borough College, Sculpture/Carving

 

1977-78     Part time lecturer, City & Guilds of London Art School

Foundation Course Sculpture.

 

 

Related Experience

 

1966 - 71 Stone, marble and granite carving, stonemasons, Berkshire.
1975 - 76 Detailed modelling for ceramic industry, Staffordshire.

 

 

1984 - 2006 Commissions include:

 

Designs for new two pound coins for the Royal Mint.

Large scale carving for video production.

Life-size figurative carving in ice for advertising.

Consultant for heroic figurative enlargement of sculpture sited in Turkey

Architectural modelling for stately home, Ireland.

Prototype modelling for industrial design.

Modelling and set design for films at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.

 

 

Selected Mixed Exhibitions

 

 

2003      Sculpture at Renishaw, an exhibition of work for Sir Reresby and Lady Sitwell.

 

2001      Alan Klukow, Fine Art. Paintings and Sculpture.

 

1999      Invited artists, Sculpture collection, Brentford Dock. London.

 

1998      International sculpture exhibition, Guernsey.

 

1997      Michael House, Marks & Spencer PLC, London.

 

1994      Lamont Gallery, London.

 

1993      Exchange Court, Broadgate, London.

 

1993      Chelsea Harbour Sculpture, London.

 

1992      Forge Gallery, Surrey.

 

1991      Margam Sculpture Park, South Wales.

 

1988      20th Century British Art, London.

 

1988      Church Street Gallery, Gloucester.

 

1987      Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

 

1986      Bucknall Fine Art, Solihull, West Midlands.

 

1980      Fieldbourne Gallery, London.

 

1978      Ashbarn Gallery, Hampshire.

             (Also in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.)

 

1977      Touchstone Gallery, New York.

             (Also in 1978, 1979 and 1980.)

 

1975      International Exhibition, New York.

 

1974      Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

             (Also in 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1988.)

 

1972      The Royal Exchange, London.

 

 

 

Selected Public Commissions

 

 

2005       “Masquerade” 5 metre high stainless steel sculpture commissioned by The    

Electric Theatre Guildford, unveiled September 2005

 

2004/6    ‘The Heroes of Science’ Three life-size figures of Watson, Crick and Franklin

and the DNA structure celebrating the discovery of DNA and the Genetic Code.

 

2003       Submission of designs for a new two pound coin for the Royal Mint.

 

2002      ‘Andrew Carnegie’ Life size bronze sculpture for Carnegie Abbey Golf Lodge,

Rhode Island, America.  Commissioned by Peter de Savary

 

2001      ‘The Surrey Scholar’ 11’ high sculpture for Guildford High Street, commissioned

 by The University of Surrey, unveiled by HRH the Duke of Kent, May 2002

 

2000      ‘The Presentation’ Two 7’high figures for Personal Assurance PLC Milton 

Keynes Unveiled in April 2001

 

2000      ‘Newmarket Stallion’ a collaboration with Marcia Astor to produce a 15’ high

Equestrian sculpture for the July roundabout Newmarket.  Unveiled October 2000.

 

1999               ‘The Pearl Diver’ 11’ High sculpture for the cruise ship the ‘Aurora’, P&O   

Cruises Limited.  Introduced to HRH The Princess Royal. April 2000.

 

1998       ‘The Spirit of Cricket’, 10’ high sculpture Commissioned by Boots Properties      

PLC, for Priory Meadow, Hastings. Unveiled by HM Queen June 1997

 

1995     ‘The Runaway Rotovator’,  7’ High figure commissioned by the Harlow Arts    

Trust permanently sited outside the offices of Pitney Bowes in Harlow

 

1994      ‘Will Kemp’, Life-size sculpture commissioned by JD Wetherspoon PLC, Ilford. 

Sited in Edinburgh

 

1993      ‘The Messenger’, 14’ high sculpture commissioned for St Mary’s Hospital, 

Paddington, London.

 

1990      The Window Cleaner’, 10’ high sculpture commissioned for Capital House,

Edgware Road, London.

 

1988    ‘Family Image’,  A group of four life-size figures commissioned by Wates

Building Group.  Unveiled by the Under-Secretary of State at the department of the environment.

 

 

 

Collections

 

Works in private collections in America, Britain, Germany, Holland and Italy.

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