News & Events - March 2010



Sioban has been short listed by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, who will be commissioning one of three sculptors to produce a bronze entitled 'The London Apprentice' for the new concourse at Cannon Street Station.

Cannon Street Station was the original site for the old livery hall of the worshipful company until 1863 when it was demolished to make way for the station.

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers are devoted to actively promoting learning and craftsmanship within the working environment.

It is hoped that the figure of the 'London Apprentice' will be representative of the ideals and aims of the Worshipful Company, whilst expressing the 'apprentice' in contemporary terms.

The three short listed sculptors will submit maquettes and proposals in June, after which the commission will be awarded.

Pangolin Editions, one of Britain's leading sculpture foundries, is working with the Company to enable the commission, and will be casting the chosen sculpture.

The finished bronze will be unveiled to mark the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers on 10th April 2011.


A commission for new Marie Curie Hospice, Springburn, Glasgow

Sioban has won a commission to design and produce a sculpture for Glasgow.

Following the completion of the new Hospice in Springburn for Marie Curie Cancer Care, five artists were short listed from an open competition. They were asked to put forward proposals for a wall mounted sculpture to adorn the main entrance to the building.

The aim of Sioban's proposal is to create a focus, a first encounter that reflects the people and the work that is done by the Hospice.

THE SPRINGBURN HENS - a flurry of white birds taking flight up the side of the building - will be lifesize and full of movement. They will draw your eyes ... and your mind upwards ...

Reflecting the nature of palliative care, the birds will be made of many hand prints cast from Hospice users and staff, made into bronze, and interconnected by merely a touch of a wing here or a glance of a beak there.

The commission has been made possible by Tesco, who are funding the sculpture project in its entirety.

REAL 2010

19-21 March 2010

Private View 18th March 6.30-8.30pm

The Real Art Show is the first show organised by 'Go Figurative' which, since 2008 has been connecting figurative art and artists with collectors. Sioban will be showing work alongside a selection of Artists from all over the world.

REAL 2010 will be an opportunity to experience a wide range of contemporary figurative art from artists working in a variety of media. All art on show can be viewed in the Real Preview Gallery

The use of The Heatherley School of Fine Art as an exhibition space is exciting. Just off the Kings Road in Chelsea, nestling amongst the Auction Houses and Interior design Studios, this private and exclusively figurative school is the perfect environment for the high standard of work that has been curated for this show.

Download a Real catalogue and have a look!

The Real Art Show is organised and curated by co-founders of Go Figurative, Sally Perry and Janine Collins.

Heatherley's, Chelsea, London SW10 ORN
The show is open daily from 11am until 6pm