Saturday, 13 October 2012

Art: Axis @ 21 - Chris Dunseath

As part of our 21st birthday celebrations, Axis has caught up with members who have benefited from opportunities provided by our site.


Chris Dunseath, a Hinton St George-based sculptor, has reaped the benefits that Axisweb offers to its members. His work employs sculptural forms to explore the ideas and concepts of theoretical physics.

‘I received an Axisweb enquiry in January 2012 from a collector who had seen my work in an exhibition at the New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. She wanted to purchase a limited edition print titled ‘Spreading Oak’. I sold her the print in February and posted it to an address in the UK.’

‘The collector seemed to be using the Axis service as a way to make contact with me as the print she bought was not included in my Axis images. We were both pleased with the outcome.’

‘I was contacted by curators from the Start Gallery, London in 2009/10. They had seen my work on Axis and were planning an exhibition of artists whose work had a strong connection with science.’

Following considerable correspondence and a studio visit, several sculptures were selected for an exhibition titled ‘Beyond Ourselves’ at the Lace Market Gallery, Nottingham in 2010 and The Royal Society, London from April to June 2011. www.beyondourselves.eu This is an example of Axis providing a valuable service to curators who are looking for particular types of work.

This article was produced for axisweb.org.



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