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Louise Giblin (1963-) lives and works on the East Sussex/Kent border, UK.
She is an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Louise studied Fine Art/Sculpture B.A. and the History and Theory of Modern Art M.A at Brighton Polytechnic and Chelsea College. Her tutors were Antony Gormley (creator of ‘Angel of the North’), Peter Randall-Page and Edward Allington.
As a world leading body cast sculptor, her subject matter is portraiture and the human form. Sensual, striking sculpture is produced in clay with detailed, fragmented and abstracted imagery applied to the surface, then cast in bronze, translucent resin or cold cast metals. Ideas are developed from research, observation sketches and digital imagery. Models have included top sports people, politicians, musicians, dancers, businessmen and pregnant women.
Louise’s sculpture and drawings have been exhibited in London, across the UK, the United States and Hong Kong.
Body Casting Olympians
In 2012 Louise launched her Olympian Series, five top athletes body cast sculptures at Body Casting Olympians Mall Galleries, London and two British Olympic Foundation Balls.
Her aim was to focus on physical power and personal triumph. Those included were 2012 Olympic Bronze medal winner, former World Champion, Dancing on Ice contestant and Britain’s most successful ever gymnast, Beth Tweddle MBE (above right), Dame Kelly Holmes, Sally Gunnell OBE, Kriss Akabusi MBE, and Paralympian quadruple medallist swimmer Darren Leach. Sales of these sculptures supported Headfirst charity championed by popular entertainer Cheryl Baker (right).
Olympian Series II - Beth Tweddle MBE will be on display at The Museum of Liverpool during spring 2013 following the presentation of one of the limited edition to the athlete.
Living Legends 2014
Louise is now working for her 2014 exhibition, Living Legends. Casting for this commenced with ex-Cabinet Minister, broadcaster Michael Portillo, Paralympic skiing hopeful and philanthropist, Heather Mills and Lord Colin Moynihan, Chairman of the British Olympic Association during the London 2012 Games. This series will support charities chosen by the models.