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Paul Day and Tony Dyson, Sculptor and Architect of the BoB Monument
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Paul Day and Tony Dyson, Sculptor and Architect of the BoB Monument has signed our Covers to raise funds for Battle of Britain Monument .
Biography of Paul Day and Tony Dyson, Sculptor and Architect of the BoB Monument
Having first studied art and Colchester and then Dartington art schools, Paul Day completed his training at Cheltenham in 1991. It was there that he turned his attention from painting to sculpture and where he first started to explore the representation of the future in architectural space using high relief, an art form that combines drawn composition and fully rounded sculpture.
Upon finishing his education, Day began working professionally at once, aided by a grant from the Price of Wales Business Trust. There followed a commission from the Gloucestershire authoress Jilly Cooper (who has also signed for us!) to make a large-scale relief sculpture for her home. This, coupled with a commercially successful show at the Cheltenham Museum Art Gallery, enabled Day to move to France and establish a base there with his wife and children.
Since his first solo show in Paris in 1995, Paul Day has undertaken many commissions and exhibitions in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Perhaps the most notable of these to date is the 25-metre long terracotta frieze recently commissioned by the Royal St.Hubert galleries. "Brussels: an urban comedy" depicts life in the capital city of Europe with acidity. The continuous image of juxtapositions and fusions, like a contemporary Bayeux Tapestry, has captured the spirit of the place and contains a language for the initiated that addresses many of the complexities in Brussels' recent past.
It is due to an exhibition at the Foundation "Sculpture at Goodwood" in 2001 that Paul Day was selected to complete in the competition for a monument to the Battle of Britain and for which he was chosen. This is his first public monument to be sited in the UK.
TONY DYSON: The Architect of the Battle of Britain Monument, Tony Dyson's design integrates the existing granite structure on the site with the sculpture to form an exciting new monument. He has been involved with many projects of this scale. Recent similar projects by Donald Insall Associates include the setting and design of the plinth for Philip Jackson's "In-Pensioner" statue at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which won a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Environment Award Commendation in 2001 and the setting for the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial, winner of a Civic Trust Award in 2002. With over forty years' experience in the care, repair and adaptation of Britain's historic buildings, as well as in the design of new buildings in sensitive areas, Donald Insall are uniquely qualified for the Monument project.
Visit www.sculpture.org.uk/artists/PaulDay to learn more.
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