NEWSLETTER


2019


This year, I thought I would revise my website  into what I suppose modern parlance would call a blog, making it more informal and sharing my thoughts on art and other things with you. As I  mentioned on the homepage, I believe all forms of art should speak for themselves, and I detest the the wordy and frequently unintelligible  effusions that so often accompany the visual arts these days. However, there are some helpful  things that can be said which can be informative, both with regards to how an artwork has come about and its raison d'être


I have also added two extra links from this page. The first deals with general and varied reflections under the title of Views from a French Lavatory, which I hope to continue  from time to time.

The second link is to some of my poems. I have produced these for as long as I have painted and sculpted. Many of them reflect similar concerns; some are direct reflections of sculpture I have produced; and others are a reflection of my life as a farmer.

One of the attractions of commission work for me is  that it develops into a conversation  between artist and client.  The nature of a blog is, as I understand it, that it also carries the possibility of  becoming a conversation. Therefore, if you have any comments you would like to make, do email me at info@rodneymunday-sculptor.co.uk and I will  reply.




Forthcoming Exhibition

65th Salon International de Pont de Cheruy, 13th - 28th April.


2018

Arctic Tern

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Commissioned by Inchcape Shipping as a commemorative retirement gift  for a presentation in Copenhagen

2017

Saint Andrew, the Fisher of Men
  Saint Andrew's Minster Church, Plymouth



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Information about this fascinating project can be seen on http://artattheminster.org/. Rodney's intentions and more images of the completed work can be seen by clicking on the image above. Additional coverage can be found in an article in the Plymouth Herald.

Richard Hale

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A bust of Richard Hale, who founded a grammar school in Hertford now named after him, was unveiled in December 2016 to commemorate the school's quatercentenary this year, in advance of a service held in St. Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the event.



Exhibitions in Lyon and Zillisheim
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In December, Rodney won Le Grand Prix de Sculpture at Art-inter's Grand Prix International des Créateurs du Siecle, at the Palais de Bondy in Lyon.

In October he was chosen as invité d'honneur at the Salon International des Arts at Zillisheim in Alsace (http://salon-zillisheim.fr)

In April, at the Salon d'Art du Colombier, St. Arnoult-en-Yvelines, Rodney was awarded the medal for the sculpture most popular with children.

He also exhibited at Regarde sur l'oeil at Oust (Ariege) in July, and at Le Tour d'Art at Trie-sur-Baïse (Haut Pyrenées) in August.



2016

Exhibition in Foix.

Rodney was invited to exhibit at the Galerie du Lycée Gabriel Fauré in Foix, Ariege,  from September to December. The gallery, sited within the beautiful surroundings of the lycée, is linked with Les Abattoirs, the Museum of Modern Art in Toulouse. The vernissage  took place on the 26th September, shared with the well known British painter David Saunders.

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Lycée Gabriel Fauré


2015

St. Edmund in Cambridge
A third bronze casting of St. Edmund of Abingdon was installed in December at St. Edmund's College Cambridge in front of the chapel, within a fine new architectural refurbishment.

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  2014


The Gift

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Rodney with  Angela Fisher (left) and other members of the sculpture committee after the unveiling of The Gift at St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
                                            
This public commission  involved life-sized sculpture for hospitals in West Sussex to promote and celebrate organ donation. The works at St. Richard's Hospital in Chichester and at Worthing Hospital were unveiled in April 2014.

Alfred Russel Wallace

A 2.4m high exterior wall relief of the renowned naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was unveiled in October 2014 in Hertford, the town where Wallace attended the Grammar School. Dr. George Beccaloni from the Natural History Museum who is chairman of the Wallace Fund, performed the unveiling.

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Rodney with Dr. George Beccaloni at the unveiling.

Rodney has been presented with a copy of Avi Sirlin's fascinating new novel about Wallace, The Evolutionist by the publisher Aurora Metro Books. His review of the book can be seen here.


GALLERY CURRENTLY EXHIBITING WORK

We are running an increasing number of painting holidays in the Pyrenees from our house there, which won ITV's May the Best House Win - Vive la France,  screened on 4th October 2012, which is also let for gite rental.


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