2017 was an exciting and successful year for local and international sculptor Louise Giblin, who started her professional career in 2009 with an exhibition on The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells.
Louise, who is predominantly known for life casting – covering Olympians, famous people, war veterans and private clients with plaster – was selected as the sole artist to represent the UK in the G7 of Art, Italy, which took place from March-April 2017. Also in April, she represented the UK in the International Artist Grand Prize in Art Revolution Taipei, Asia’s largest art fair and her sculpture, ‘iLondon’, was selected as a finalist.
In October Louise achieved her career highlight to date when she was awarded the Lorenzo Il Magnifico Gold, 1st place for Sculpture by the International Jury at the Florence Biennale XI.
So what does 2018 have in store for Louise, who studied Art and Design Foundation at Portsmouth, three years’ 3D Design and BA Honours Sculpture at Brighton, where her tutors were Antony Gormley and Peter-Randall-Page, and a further four years Master of Arts in History and Theory of Contemporary Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London?
In April Louise will travel to New York where she has been invited to the ATIM International Award for Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art and Design New York, as well as working on some new pieces, including larger scale sculptures specifically for gardens, with plans for a retrospective exhibition in Tunbridge Wells later in 2018.
Louise’s work can be viewed locally at Saffron Gallery, East Grinstead (www.saffrongallery.co.uk) or via private appointment at her Wadhurst studio.
• For more details, visit www.louisegiblin.co.uk or call 01892 784620.