May 2017 to May 2018
The Arkin Colony Hotel in Kyrenia, Cyprus have commissioned Maurice Blik to create a unique bronze relief panel, 6 metres tall, to be erected on the side of their new flagship head-offices being built next to the hotel.
The title of the work is 'For Love of Cyprus'. It conveys the turmoil and history of the region through a series of monumental figurative sculptures, culminating in a couple at the top of the panel intended to symbolize unity.
This will be the largest bronze sculpture to date undertaken by Maurice Blik.
Work on the sculpture is now under way and is expected to take around 12 months to complete.
It is hoped that the sculpture, once installed, will generate interaction with visitors and tourists to this stunning part of Cyprus.
Image: Bronze Maquette: 'For Love of Cyprus'.
May to August 2017
A 4.5 metre-long memorial commissioned by the British Evacuees Association is in the final stages of completion.
The sculpture by Maurice Blik has been cast in bronze at the Milwyn Foundry, Leatherhead, UK and is now awaiting its granite plinth, being constructed by Seven Seas Marble in Essex.
The completed sculpture depicting a long line of children holding hands, weighed down by their luggage and gas masks, will be installed at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, in July 2017.
Details of the official unveiling to follow.
Image: The artist in his studio adding the final details to the sculpture prior to casting.
A special edition of the Antiques Roadshow, looking at artefacts from the Holocaust and exploring the extraordinary stories behind them will air on Sun 15 Jan 2017 on BBC 1 at 8pm. It will include footage from interviews conducted by Natasha Kaplinsky of a number of British Holocaust survivors, including Maurice Blik and a selection of his bronze sculptures.
July 2016 to July 2017
Work on the long-awaited National Memorial to the evacuation of children from British cities during WW2 is now under way.
The Memorial, entitled 'Every Which Way' has been commissioned by the British Evacuees Association and will be sited at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.
The sculpture depicting 11 children holding hands is now well advanced and is due to be cast in early Spring 2017. The finished memorial will be 4.5 metres wide.
Image: 'Every Which Way' maquette (artist's model).
Bronze sculptures and a new series of 11 photographic limited edition Giclee prints.
Studio open from 10am - 5.30pm. Light refreshments will be served all day.All welcome.
Braxted Park Rd, Nr Great Braxted, Essex CO5 0QB
Image: 'Source' limited edition photographic print, signed and editioned by the artist. One of a series new prints inspired by found textures.
The 'Source' series of prints will also be exhibited at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea from 21-25 October 2015.
A short video showcasing some of Maurice Blik's key external sculptures in the UK has been produced by film maker Clive A Martin. The video captures four of Maurice Blik's most significant commissions to date: 'Renaissance'; 'Behold'; 'At First Light'; and 'Second Breath'. View Maurice Blik video.
Image: 'At First Light'. Photographed by Clive A Martin. Copyright Clive A Martin.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March to April 2015
A selection of figurative bronzes by Maurice Blik will be exhibited at Sculpt Gallery from March - April 2015, alongside bronzes by Naomi Blake FRBS and Simon Bacon.
The Art of Casting will focus on sculptural process and materials. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short video demonstrating the traditional 'lost wax' method of casting bronze, courtesey of Bronze Age Foundry, London.
For more information or to receive an invitation to the Private View please visit www.sculptgallery.com or email email@example.com.
Open for two weekends in September - an opportunity to glimpse the artist's studio and work in progress.
20th & 28th September, 10am - 5pm.
Braxted Park Rd, Nr Great Braxted, Essex, CO5 0QB
A commission for P&O entitled 'About Face', by Maurice Blik, is currently being installed in the courtyard of the Stable Studios at Regent's Quarter development, Kings Cross, London, by BAM Construction. The two-part bronze sculpture depicts a weathered male head looking up from the ground towards a gold-leafed portrait of a female on the opposite wall.
The ravaged male head symbolises the past heavy industry and physical labour of the area, whilst the serene, golden female head conveys aspiration and gazes towards the future.
The buildings will be occupied by MacMillan Publishing Company.
Exhibition Dates: 13 Oct - 17 Nov 2012
'Into the Light' is a retrospective, solo exhibition - the first comprehensive exhibition of sculpture by Maurice Blik for many years. The exhibition includes many of his bronzes from the '80s and '90s and showcases his transition to lighter bronze patinas in recent work.
For a copy of the catalogue and further details, please contact Sculpt Gallery www.sculptgallery.com or email e:firstname.lastname@example.org
April to August 2012
Three monumental sculptures by Maurice Blik are being exhibited in the gardens at Woburn Abbey in this year's Artbeat 2012 taking place from April 6 - August 31. They include 'Renaissance' - the original bronze of which is sited at East India Dock, London.
Woburn Artbeat is an annual project now entering its third year. It promotes high quality, original art with a prominent sculpture exhibition set in the secure 36 acre gardens at Woburn Abbey - belonging to The Duke and Duchess of Bedford.
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