NIC FIDDIAN-GREEN

HORSE AT WATER
INSTALLED IN HONG KONG

Following on from Nic’s success at the “Art of the Horse” show in Shanghai we are delighted to announce the successful installation of his 16 feet high “Horse at Water “ at the landscaped garden Via Fiori at TaiKoo Place in central Hong Kong.

Inspired by the horses of the Han Dynasty, the 16-feet-tall sculpture rests on the surface of a water pool, giving the illusion of the horse serenely drinking. The distinct cracks on the bronze surface portray a fractured form, emphasizing elements of time and history. Commissioned by Swire properties, the sculpture also symbolises good and long-lasting fortune to residents and office workers in the neighborhood.

“We’ve been talking to Nic for some time about creating something special for TaiKoo Place and he has come up with something which is beautiful and I think natural in the location,” Martin Cubbon, Swire Properties’ Chief Executive, said. “The timing of the arrival of his creation makes it a great early Christmas present for the community around TaiKoo Place, and I’m sure ‘Horse at Water’ will become a talking point for residents, tenants and visitors to the area. Nic’s brilliant new sculpture reflects our long-term commitment to enriching the community by showcasing inspiring artworks at our properties.”

“It is a great honour for me to have been commissioned by Swire Properties to build a public monument for Hong Kong,I first saw images of the Horses of the Han and Tang Dynasties when I was a young student in London. Some thirty years later, inspired by the line, the grace and beauty of these ancient Chinese sculptures, I was invited to create my first interpretation for this site at TaiKoo Place to stand as a permanent reminder of the fragile past, an inspiration in the present, and a hopeful belief in the future for all those who may encounter this horse - the most noble of all animals - on their journey to and from their work.” Nic Fiddian Green 2014

Smaller studies for this stunning new work will be available in bronze and plaster from the gallery in 2015

NIC FIDDIAN GREEN in Shanghai

We are delighted to announce that Nic Fiddian Green’s sculpture “Still Water” Has been selected to be one of the objects in the forthcoming sale of important and rare pieces of art with an equestrian theme being hosted by Christies in Shang hai and Hong Kong.

The exhibition contains spectacular sculpture and painting from across the ages, starting with rare pieces of ancient Chinese Jade and Ming porcelain. The show includes works by painters of the genre such as Munnings and Herring. Sculptors well know to Sladmore collectors Bonheur, Degas and Marini, and modern masterworks by Botero and Turnbull. Nic is one of a few selected contemporary artists.

Please click below to view the whole catalogue, and if you are in Shanghai or Hong Kong, the dates of the shows are detailed below.

Shanghai
1st Floor, Ampire Building
No.97 Yuanmingyuan Road
Shanghai 200002
Tuesday 21 October – Tuesday 4 November 2014
10.00am – 5.30pm (closed on Sundays)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Friday 21 – Tuesday 25 November 2014
Friday - Saturday, 10.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday - Tuesday, 10.30am – 6.30pm

One Man and His Horse

Masterpiece Fair - Stand D7 - 26th June - 2nd July 2014

This year we have recreated Nic's wonderful studio on our stand. Nic himself was working on the stand every day creating masterpieces before our very eyes.

Masterpiece London, now in its fifth year, returns as the main event at the heart of London's summer art season - taking place once again on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The fair presents a unique opportunity to collect across multiple categories and different eras. We had two stands this year. One showing the best of our 20th century bronzes, including varied collections of feline and equestrian sculptures, the other stand was devoted to the work of Nic Fiddian Green, we re-created his hill top studio at the fair and he was be on the stand working throughout. With a wide selection of artworks on display, the best bars and restaurants in London and a simply stunning environment, we would really recommend scheduling a visit for next year.

'THE NIGHT STREETS OF THE OLD CITY'
FOR THE 5TH MARRAKECH BIENNALE

'Night Streets in Marrakech' - 28 February - 30 May 2014
Running at the same time as the 5th Marrakech Biennale

Nic showed his drawings of night time in Marrakech for the first time at an exhibition that ran parallel with the Marrakech Biennale in February 2014.

"Drawing is the source of all inspiration for me. It is the beginning and the end of all my work, I draw before I begin new work in clay and I draw at the end when the sculpture is complete, it is my thinking space."

The exhibition also included a family workshop involving two of Nic's children, Sam and Marigold Fiddian-Green, both of whom already are showing that they have inherited their father's exceptional artistic abilities. This is the first time Nic and his family have collaborated together and as Nic states, "I hope it will be the first of many!"

Fiddian-Green's 'Night Streets in Marrakech' ran from the 28 February until 30 May 2014 and was held at the Garden Gallery, Jnane Tamsna Hotel where Nic stayed whilst in Marrakech.

Meryanne Loum-Martin of the Garden Gallery said "I am honoured and excited that Nic has chosen my new gallery to host his first exhibition of drawings abroad. I am thrilled that it can happen in parallel to the fascinating Biennale that Vanessa Branson has founded in our dear city of Marrakech."

BBC Country File January 12th 2014

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Available to watch again until January 19th on the BBC iPlayer website here. Clip available here.

"Nic Fiddian Green is famous for his large sculptures of horses' heads, including one which sits in front of London's Marble Arch. Nic invites Helen Skelton to his studio on the Wintershall estate in Surrey to see how he creates these huge works of art. She sees how he models plaster cast heads inspired by live horses in the estate's stable yard. Then Nic shows Helen the bronze casting process, firing up a mobile kiln out in Wintershall's woods."

Hedge Magazine November 2013

City Magazine - Brazil 2013

view it online here

Nic Fiddian Green interview on DW 4th October 2013

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Nic Fiddian Green on the cover of the FT Weekend 15th June 2013

Nic Fiddian-Green

Bronzes, Carvings, and Drawings

June 6th to July 26th

Nic Fiddian Green's exhibition is now closed. His monumental "Head of Christ" and smaller studies for the piece were on show at our gallery in 57 Jermyn Street.

New equine carvings, bronzes and drawings were on display at the 32 Bruton place gallery. Monumental outdoor sculpture is still on display on the Economist Plaza, St James, and Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair. In addition there are spectacular large sculptures on show at Royal Ascot and Goodwood.

For availability and price information or to organise a site visit to discuss placing and installation please contact the gallery on 0207 499 0365 or sales@sladmore.com.



Southwark Cathedral

Major New Sculpture on display - 12 February - 30 March

Nic Fiddian-Green was commissioned to create a new sculpture, 'Christ Rests in Peace', for the front of the High Altar at Southwark Cathedral, London. The work, which was on display from 12 February to 30 March 2013, will be the focus for contemplation for those who visit the Cathedral during Lent and Holy Week.

Nic Fiddian-Green, one of Britain's most accomplished and innovative equine sculptors is well known for his beguiling monumental horse's heads that are displayed in high profile places, such as the 33' head that stands at Marble Arch. 'Christ Rests in Peace' will likewise be equally impressive and striking. It is an 8' head of Jesus cast in lead and brought to life with Nic's ability to create character and form through his meticulous methods of colouration. The crown of thorns, 18" high will be finished in gold leaf and the whole head will be beautifully lit from beneath radiating a magnificent aura.

Speaking of this work Nic Fiddian-Green said: 'I have been working on the subject of the face of Christ for over 20 years 'with no place in mind', so when I was invited to install a work at Southwark, I realised it was all out of my hands. It is a great privilege and opportunity to reveal this work in a sacred and spiritual place. I am so honoured that this work is at the very centre of our capital and will be seen by the Cathedral's many visitors."

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, comments: 'We are delighted to have 'Christ Rests in Peace' in Southwark Cathedral throughout Lent. For so many Christians singing the hymn 'The head that once was crowned with thorns is a regular reminder of the reality of the crucifixion. Nic Fiddian-Green's representation of the head of Jesus crowned with thorns is powerful not just because of its sheer size but also because when you look beyond the thorns you see the humanity in the face of Christ'.



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