Approved: 16.08.2006

Danny Manning

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My interest in mosaic sculpture initially stems from my training in sculpture at Central St Martins and my postgraduate study in Poland. I have concentrated my efforts exploring various animal forms - mainly for the outdoors. Fish initially, now much larger animals, including dogs, lizards, crocodiles, zebras and lions. My main source of inspiration is now 18th century anatomical drawings,

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  • Location: Eastbourne, South East
 

Biography

Concepts My interest in mosaic sculpture initially stems from my training in sculpture at Central St Martins and my postgraduate study in Poland. I have concentrated my efforts exploring various animal forms - mainly for the outdoors. Fish initially, now much larger animals, including dogs, lizards, crocodiles, zebras and lions. My main source of inspiration is now 18th century anatomical drawings, Staffordshire animal figures and the drawings of Stubbs and the engravings of Hogarth. Influences The whole area of historical mosaic making from Roman to the modern work of Picasso and Nikki Saint Phalle. The sculpture of various English artists including Elizabeth Frink and drawings of animals by Stubbs. I am an avid collector of 18th century animal engravings. I consider myself a mosaic sculptor and thus I am influenced by many mosaic techniques and also formal/sculptural problems worked out via drawing and construction. Areas of work Primary education Secondary education Exhibiting Private commissions Residencies Workshops Collections Several Private Collectors, Worldwide

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1991 - BA Hons, First Class, Fine Art, Central St Martins, London 1991 - Postgraduate study, Warsaw Academy of Fine Art, Poland 1986 - Studied Painting and Drawing, part of degree programme, Cantebury College of Art and Design 1984 - Foundation Course, Medway College of Art and Design Solo exhibitions 2005 - Big Bugs, I O Gallery,, Brighton, East Sussex 2001 - Animal Crackers, mosaic animal sculpture, 10 Gallery, Brighton 2000 - Drawings, Anatomical Animals, Lewes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex 2000 - Mosaic Sculptural Figures, Brighton Designers and Makers, 10 Gallery, Brighton Group exhibitions 2008 - Sculpture Trail, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex 2008 - Sussex Downs College Open Exhibition (Eastbourne Festival), Sussex Downs College, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne 2007 - Captured - Cabinets of Curiosity and Contemporary Crafts, The Haven Gallery,, Boston, Lincs 2006 - Eastbourne Open Art Exhibition - Winner Sculpture category, Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne 2004 - Contemporary Connections, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Maidstone, Kent 2003 - Autumn Show, Paddon and Paddon, Eastbourne, East Sussex 2003 - 'Encounters' - Sussex Open, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex 2003 - London Cow Parade, various venues, London 2002 - Art for the Garden, Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Southampton 2000 - Hung, Drawn and Quartered, entry used to publicise event, on posters, invitation cards and Website, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex Workshops 2006 - Childrens Puppetry Workshops, Ditchling Museum, Ditchling, East Sussex Educational experience - primary 2006 - Insect project, Hankham Primary School , Stone Cross, Eastbourne 2005 - Big draw, Wetlands Trust, Arundel, West Sussex, Arundel, West Sussex Educational experience - tertiary 2006 - Adult Education Tutor, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, East Sussex