Up in the Air Hi everyone, as summer finally fades I'd like to share autumn news of exhibitions and new sculpture. Recently installed and perfectly

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Up in the Air


Installation of ‘UANGEL‘, bronze-mesh sculpture

Hi everyone, as summer finally fades I'd like to share autumn news of exhibitions and new sculpture.

Recently installed and perfectly timed for the USA's recent political upheavals NYC now has a new ‘guardian angel‘!


Morning sunshine - ‘UANGEL‘

Installed in September on a Manhattan roof-top in Soho New York, ‘UANGEL‘ (193 x 230 x 20 cm) majestically embodies a delicate fusion of masculine and feminine combined.
In an emerging political age of ‘populism‘ and ‘post-truth‘ uncertainty, ‘UANGEL‘ symbolises alternative important creative cultural and non-religious spiritual values as well as providing an enigmatic presence at non-political (open-air roof-top) parties!

All at Sea

My latest commissioned large-scale sculpture is due to be installed in the newly designed reception area at ‘Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa‘, Dubai, UAE, before the year's end.
AIRWAVE2016 was commissioned by LW Design Group and designed in conjunction with Rachel Kidd at LW. Special thanks to United Wire Limited, Edinburgh, for providing custom-made stainless steel mesh for this project.*


David with Rachel Kidd, LW Design Group


‘AIRWAVE‘ 2016, painted stainless steel

Fabricated in white painted stainless steelmesh – etherial, translucent, precariously poised – ‘AIRWAVE2016 is a 6 metre height suspended sculptural composition. Rather than in water it floats in air.
It’s an exploding apparition where its anti-gravitational dynamic ultimately expresses a vision and notion of invisible forces which surround us, shaping and forcing us to go with the flow!

Still at Sea


Fine Art Sails at Cowes Week 2016

Still at sea, this time at Cowes Week: The British Olympic Sailing Team, ‘dressed up in artwork‘ again further promoting Michael Ross' vision and passion for sailing and art combined in another spectacular racing event on England's South coast this October. More info: *‘Fine Art Sails‘*, Facebook.


Michael Ross with ‘AN EYE FOR THE BUOYS‘, David's 9 metre Olympic racing sail design

At the Seaside


‘TUFOLD‘, 50 cm height


‘NONUD‘, 94cm height

On the Côte d'Azur to coincide with the Monaco Yacht Show many thanks to Oliver Hawkins of Marshall Murray Gallery and Club Vivanova who organised the 2016 Luxury Yacht Gourmet Experience, featuring a selection of my steelmesh and steelpanel sculptures exhibited on the yacht itself. Bradley Mitton from Vivanova arranged a series of lunches and cocktail parties during the show in the Port of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
See more images of the yachting event here and
further Vivanova event information and photographs


Stainless steel mirrored sculpture ‘EVE‘

Still at the seaside, Monaco's newest state-of-the-art private members' lifestyle club opened in September.
For the opening a selection of fine art including examples of my sculpture were presented by Oliver Hawkins as part of the inaugural celebrations.

Back to Earth


Alda Dizdari violin concert at ‘ART&MUSIC‘, France

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Mesh and panel sculpture ‘LUNA‘ and ‘ASTILLNUWD‘

Still in Southern France, for the main event of the autumn, Oliver Hawkins also invited me to show at a stunning French farmhouse and gardens just north of Monaco. The ‘ART&MUSIC‘ event presented sculpture both inside and throughout the generous gardens of this former monastery with Alda Dizdari in concert on violin.
More images ‘Art&Music‘
Or watch the video.


Sculpture ‘LUNA‘, ‘IZUS‘ and ‘VENUS 3‘ in easel / David Begbie and Oliver Hawkins


Abstract wiremesh sculpture ‘VEST‘, ‘VESTLE‘, ‘AWE‘ and ‘PALM‘ in easel

On Home Ground


‘ICON I‘ and David with Omar Hassan Painting

Other art galleries exhibiting my sculpture this autumn include ContiniArt UK who have a selection of artwork at their gallery in New Bond Street, London, and who will also be exhibiting my work at the forthcoming ‘ARTEFIERA‘ BOLOGNA, 27 – 30 Jan 2017, Italy.
This exhibition will feature three artists including myself – two sculptors and one painter: David Begbie, Helidon Xhixha and Omar Hassan.


‘TENSUS‘, 51cm height and French artist Keymi

Lilford Gallery in Canterbury again took part in this year's Canterbury Festival, also sponsoring the fantastic 'Orphan Colours' as well as exhibiting a selection of my recent sculpture.


Turner Contemporary, Margate

More great fun at the English seaside when McCabe Ford Williams co-sponsored the Turner Contemporary summer exhibition "Seeing Round Corners - The Art of the Circle” on Margate's seafront and we're delighted that our accountant is also sponsoring art events such as this one.

Foreign Ground


New steelmesh sculpture ‘SINEU‘ and ‘CYNEU‘ 2016, 74cm height

‘BIENNALE VEGHEL‘ 2016 is coming up very soon and many thanks to the Van Loon Galleries who will exhibit a selection of my new sculpture at this event. Taking place from 2nd to 18 December this major art event will be exhibiting more than 40 artists with recent works. All info on the Veghel Biennale Website. Moving from strength to strength this event follows on from the highly successful Vught Biennale summer event and is the latest in a series of events conceived and created by Joris van Loon who continues to champion contemporary painting, sculpture and glass with an International stable of artists.
Images of exhibited sculpture: ‘SINEU‘, ‘CYNEU‘, ‘BUDDHA HEAD‘, ‘BUDDHA Maquette‘, ‘TORSES‘ and ‘VENUS‘.


‘WONTU‘ double torso composition, 67cm height

Vecchiato Arte in Padova and Pietrasanta, Italy, has been very active throughout the autumn period, exhibiting a selection of my sculpture at ‘Arte Padova‘, and weekly live-streaming of ‘ART NOW‘ art discussions on Italian TV.
Many thanks to Cinzia Vecchiato and her team.


After exhibiting at ART.FAIR in Cologne and sculpture exhibition ‘Skulpturen und PlastikenContinuum Gallery are staging their latest autumn/winter exhibition ‘In the Heat of the Night‘ from 20 Nov 2016 to 26 Feb 2017 (by appointment only), in which my sculpture is also featured. Continuum Gallery images


Watch this Space


The Timeless Gallery Group currently exhibiting my sculpture in Marbella - Spain, Miami, Florida, Malmö and Trelleborg - Sweden, Gdynia and Bialystok - Poland and now Warsaw, will open a new exciting large gallery space in Porto Banús, Marbella, early 2017 and also have plans to open in London.


*Wiremesh provided by
United Wire, Edinburgh


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