Professional To Legend: Henry Moore with Richard Calvocoressi
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by Antique Bronze
2w ago
In this episode, host Lucy Branch sits down with acclaimed art historian and curator, Richard Calvocoressi. Richard has held prestigious roles at institutions like Tate, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and The Henry Moore Foundation, where he served as Director. He shares insights into the important work of the Henry Moore Foundation, which aims to conserve, display, and promote the legacy of the renowned British sculptor Henry Moore. Richard discusses the Foundation's efforts to keep Moore's art and influence visible globally through exhibitions, loans, academic research, and mor ..read more
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Art and Craft in London's Lost Department Stores with Tessa Boase
Sculpture Vulture
by Antique Bronze
2w ago
London's Edwardian Department Stores are filled with sculpture, craft and design. Today, Lucy Branch and Tessa Boase, discuss their shared love of this subject and the decline of these titans of retail. If you'd like a copy of Tessa's book - London's Lost Department Stores: A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams can be bought here. You can find the accompanying blogpost and images to the interview at www.sculpturevulture.co.uk Please support the show by buying me a coffee at buymeacoffee.com/lucybranch Or, you can purchase one of Lucy Branch's non-fiction books Bronze Behaving Badly or Wax On W ..read more
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London's Lost Department Stores with Tessa Boase
Sculpture Vulture
by Antique Bronze
1M ago
London's Edwardian Department Stores are filled with sculpture, craft and design. Today, Lucy Branch and Tessa Boase, discuss their shared love of this subject and the decline of these titans of retail. If you'd like a copy of Tessa's book - London's Lost Department Stores: A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams can be bought here. You can find the accompanying blogpost and images to the interview at www.sculpturevulture.co.uk Please support the show by buying me a coffee at buymeacoffee.com/lucybranch Or, you can purchase one of Lucy Branch's non-fiction books Bronze Behaving Badly or Wax On W ..read more
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Roy Noakes' Creative Journey, Legacy Challenges and Dynamic Abstract Sculpture
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by Antique Bronze
1M ago
In this episode, Lucy Branch, delves into the life and legacy of sculptor, Roy Noakes, whose journey from a humble East End background to a profound artist is as inspiring as it is instructive. Our guest, Biddy Noakes, shares her personal and intimate perspective on Roy's evolution as an artist, from his early days as an apprentice carver to his deep exploration of form and light, from traditional carving to innovative sculptural expressions. Our discussion also touches on a universal challenge that many artists and their families face: managing an artist's legacy. Biddy opens up about her cur ..read more
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Gatekeepers, Having A Big Family and Figurative Sculpture with Nicola Godden
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
Today, Lucy Branch, talks to, Nicola Godden, who is a figurative sculptor. Although the majority of her work Is for private owners, she has created well known and well loved monuments including Icarus for London 2012 Olympic Village, Sir Peter Scott sculpture for London Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in barnes and Hammersmith Man on the Hammersmith fly over among others.  Join us and BE INSPIRED BY SCULPTURE.  You can find images of Nicola Godden's work and a transcription of the interview at  Sculpture Vulture Blog - SCULPTURE VULTURE Please support the show, please consider purc ..read more
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Medieval guilds, To Thine Own Self Be True and Public Sculpture with Mark Richards
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
Today, Lucy Branch talks to Mark Richards whose list of public monuments is vast including, The Matthew Flinders Monument in Euston Station, The Vernon monument, Portsmouth, The Roger Casement Statue in Ireland, The Big Tom McBride Sculpture in Co Monaghan among many others. We discuss the role of medieval guilds in his career choice, his moral compass when it comes to serving communities and what it takes to create such a vast body of work.   Join us and BE INSPIRED BY SCULPTURE.  You can find images of Mark Richard's work and a transcription of the interview at  Sculpture Vult ..read more
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Protective Coatings For Bronze And Bronze Maintenance Frequency
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
Today, Lucy Branch, discusses Protective Coatings for Bronze, in this practical conservation episode. It's the No 1 question we get asked at Antique Bronze along with, How Frequently Should We Maintain Our Bronze Sculpture? Both questions have lots of factors to consider and, there's no easy answer.  Join us and BE INSPIRED BY SCULPTURE.  You can find images of the sculptors that have been interviewed this season at the Sculpture Vulture Blog - SCULPTURE VULTURE Please support the show by purchasing, Bronze Behaving Badly, in paperback, ebook or hardback, about the foundations of pre ..read more
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The Sculptor Within, Self-Doubt and Portrait Sculpture with Christine Charlesworth
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
Today, Lucy Branch talks to Christine Charlesworth who specializes in figurative and portrait sculptures. She's an Elected member of the Society of Women Artists, and The Royal British Society of Sculptors. She was one of the Official Artists with BT from 2010 leading up to and including 2012 Olympics. In 2021 alone, she has completed public commissions for Greta Thurnberg for Winchester University, Dame Ethel Smyth, the English composer and member of the women's suffrage movement for Woking and, Emily Wilding Davison, in Epsom - the activist and suffragette.  Join us and BE INSPIRED BY S ..read more
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Gaining Traction, Finding Your Niche and Equestrian Sculpture with Charlie Langton
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
Today on the podcast, Lucy Branch, talks to Charlie Langton who is one of the most sought-after equine artists of our time. His sculptures revels in the difference in attitude, character and physicality that sets champion racehorses apart. He has undertaken major commissions of famous racehorses including his over-life-size bronze tribute to four-time Gold Cup Winner, Yeats, in the parade ring at Ascot Racecourse. His interview is particularly interesting because his area of work is so niche, anyone who thinks that they couldn’t possibly build a business by focusing on just one thing will be p ..read more
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Themes in Public Sculpture in 2021
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by Antique Bronze
1y ago
In today's episode, a VERY special guest and I, discuss themes in sculpture that have arisen for us in 2021. We have our say on the 'retain and explain' policy for historic monuments and discuss the need for standards around commissioning public sculpture. We talk about the do's and don'ts of signing away your copyright and when to be ballsy about business contracts - all this with a glass of gin in hand, at least for Lucy Branch.  ..read more
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