Louise Giblin (1963-) grew up on the Isle of Wight and now lives and works on the East Sussex/Kent border, UK. In 2010 she was selected to join 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 of Art and Design. Her tutors were Antony Gormley (creator of ‘Angel of the North’) and Peter Randall-Page.
As a world leading body cast sculptor, her subject matter is portraiture and the human form. 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. Those included were 2012 Olympic Bronze medal winner, former World Champion, Dancing on Ice winner and Britain’s most successful gymnast, Beth Tweddle MBE (right), Dame Kelly Holmes, Sally Gunnell OBE, Kriss Akabusi MBE, and Paralympian quadruple medallist swimmer Darren Leach. Sales of these sculptures supported Headfirst charity.
The torso sculpture, Olympian Series II - Beth Tweddle MBE, was on display at The Museum of Liverpool March-July spring 2013 following the presentation of one of the limited edition to the athlete at a Press Conference attended by national newspapers and TV companies.
Living Legends 2014
Louise is currently working on her 2014 exhibition, Living Legends. Casting for this commenced with ex-Cabinet Minister, broadcaster Michael Portillo, animal rights and social activist, philanthropist, Heather Mills and Lord Colin Moynihan, Chairman of the British Olympic Association for London 2012 Games. This work will be first displayed in November 2014 alongside cast work collaboration with serving and ex-military personnel at Gallery Different, Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London.