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Ian Campbell-Briggs BA(Hons), MRBS, UA

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Sculptor Ian Campbell-Briggs BA(Hons), MRBS, UA
Ian Campbell-Briggs

About Ian Campbell-Briggs

He has exhibited in London, Bristol, Leicester, South Wales, Italy and France.
In his work he uses a number of materials, generally the starting point is clay, which is then cast into resin and occasionally bronze. His use of welded steel is becoming more prevalent, both with other materials and in its own right.
The work sometimes combines the figure with the abstract. The purely abstract explores enclosing space through planar construction or taking a line for a walk through space. All the sculptures are thematic investigating topics such as the mandorla, the passage through liminal spaces and the systematisation of knowledge.
In 2010 he was elected Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors MRBS.
Sculptor Ian Campbell-Briggs BA(Hons), MRBS, UA
Ian Campbell-Briggs MRBS

Exhibition History of Ian Campbell-Briggs


1987 The Castle Gallery Rochester
1988 Kent Reliance Gallery Chatham
1989 Cher`s Gallery Tobacco Wharf London
1990 Francis Iles Gallery Rochester
1991 Kent Institute of Art and Design Canterbury
"Landmark Sculpture Exhibition"
1991 Neville Gallery Canterbury
1991 The Knapp Gallery Regent`s Park London
1992 Space Frame Gallery Gillingham
1992 The Knapp Gallery Regent`s Park London
1993 Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Waterloo London
"Salon des Refuses"
1994 Drury Lane Gallery London
2009 Ignition Gallery Chatham Historic Dockyard
2010 The Bristol Gallery Harbourside Bristol
"To Be Confirmed Exhibition"
2010 UA Exhibition Sfizio Holborn London
2011 No.1 Smithery Gallery Chatham Historic Dockyard
"Art in the Dockyard"
2011 The Menier Gallery London
2011 Rhondda Heritage Park South Wales
"Inside Out Exhibition"
2011 Harold Martin Botanic Garden University of Leicester
"A Decade of Sculpture"
2011 — 2012 “Angels at Mottisfont Exhibition”, Mottisfont Abbey, National Trust, Nr. Romsey, Hampshire.
2012 — 2013 “Stargazing Exhibition”, Mottisfont Abbey, National Trust, Nr. Romsey, Hampshire.
2012 Kaleidoscope Gallery, “Free For All”, Sevenoaks.
2012 United Society of Artists “91st Annual Open Exhibition”, The Menier Gallery, London SE1.
2012 United Society of Artists “Summer Exhibition”, The Crypt Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.
2012 United Society of Artists “Winter Exhibition”, The Aubrey Gallery, Great Dunmow, Essex.
2013 “Pushing Boundaries”, The Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow, Essex.
2013 “Small Art Objects”, Vallauris and Côte d`Azur, France.
2013 “Something Special”, Blackall Studios, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS.
2013 “Surface Exhibition”, The Sculpture Garden, Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
2013 No.1 Smithery Gallery, Art in the Dockyard, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
2014 “Art for Business Exhibition”, Liberty Property Trust, Kings Hill, Kent.
2014 “In Beauty May I Walk Exhibition”, Doddington Hall&Gardens, Doddington, Lincolnshire.
2014 I Tre Arcangeli, “Il Sorriso Degli Angeli Exhibition”, Verona, Italy.
2014 The Sculpture Garden, Burghley House, “Elemental Exhibition”, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
2015 “The Sculpture Garden Exhibition 2015”, Birtley House, Bramley, Guildford.


1989 Kent Reliance Gallery Chatham
1993 Space Frame Gallery Gillingham
2002 St. Andrews Arts Centre Gravesend
2007 FUSE Festival Rochester Cathedral The Crypt and North
Quire Transept "Fallen"

Ian Campbell-Briggs MRBS

Biography / CV of Ian Campbell-Briggs

1984 BA (Hons) Degree West Surrey College of Art and Design
1991 Elected to membership of the Society of Graphic Fine
Art (SGFA) Retired
2010 Elected to Full Membership of the United Society of Artists
2010 Elected to Associate of the Royal British Society of
Sculptors (MRBS)
2011 Elected Committee Member of the United Society of

Artist Statement of Ian Campbell-Briggs

As a sculptor working in series, my work is thematic, investigated through metaphor, combining the figure with the abstract. Often the starting point for the work is the figure by way of analytical drawing in clay, which then inspires the complimentary formalised components.
The purely abstract work although dispensing with the figure is formally linked with the above described sculptures. Generally these are architectonic forms of welded steel. Linear in construction, and either taking a line for a walk through space or enclosing a space using planar construction.

Awards and Prizes of Ian Campbell-Briggs

1992 Gillingham Open
2011 Declared overall winner and “Artist of The Dockyard 2011” for the “Art in the Dockyard” exhibition, Chatham Historic Dockyard. The title and prize is sponsored by Winsor and Newton and GreatArt.
2011 Public Choice Winner The Menier Gallery

Public Works of Ian Campbell-Briggs

2012 Installed Triangulum, commissioned by the National Trust for Mottisfont Abbey.
2014 Installed Juno, the commissioned sculpture for Guildford Borough Council at G Live on 25 June.
2015 Installed Xylem, commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society for the Fresh Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show.
2015 Installed Wife-Mother-Carer, commissioned by Barchester Healthcare PLC for Friston House.

Qualifications / Education of Ian Campbell-Briggs


Publications / Media / Bibliography of Ian Campbell-Briggs

To Be Confirmed forward by Dr Dorothy Rowe Bristol University

A Decade of Sculpture forward by Professor Robert Burgess and Dr John Sydney Carter FRBS University of Leicester

Surface, Burghley Sculpture Garden forward by Michael Shaw PhD

Elemental, Burghley Sculpture Garden forward by Michael Shaw PhD

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, featured in Celebrate the Show

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal by Peter Parkinson, Crowood Press, Lacoonic Labyrinth, Eumenides II Medusa and Volundarhus featured

Teaching Experience

1992-2009 Tutor Kent Adult Education Service teaching Sculpture, Painting, Life Drawing and Portraiture
1995-1997 Access Tutor Kent Open College Network
2002-2003 Kent Open College Network Internal Moderator for North and Central Kent Regions

Influences / Inspiration of Ian Campbell-Briggs

There are many influences on my work from architectural forms, engineering, Classical Greek sculpture, the human figure to horses and flight.
Many artists inspire including the sculptors; Donatello, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Alberto Giacometti, Nuam Gabo, Lynn Chadwick Eduardo Chillida, Elizabeth Frink, Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon and David Mach.
Also painters such as; John Piper, Graham Sutherland, David Bomberg, Willem de Kooning and Anselm Kiefer.

Price Range of Work

Ian Campbell-Briggs's work has a price range from £667 to £33,334

Mediums utilised

Ian Campbell-Briggs's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ian Campbell-Briggs's work is found in the following categories on site:
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (9)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (8)
Human Figurative Sculptures (8)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (6)
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues (6)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (5)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (4)
Public Art Sculpture (4)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures (3)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture (3)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (3)
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Monumental Sculptures (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (2)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Angel Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary (2)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures
Hanging Suspended sculpture Statues tatuette
Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Public Park or Urban Landscape or Corporate sculpture / Fountain / Sratuary
Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside Sculptures Statues
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Architectural Sculptures
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures
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