Our Sculptors

John McDonald MRSS

My formative years (15-24) were spent in a working community of skilled Metalworkers. I am inspired by the seen and unseen forces of nature, responding intuitively to materials, processes and systems. My work is approachable inviting the viewer to come close , look and consider its forms and sculptural narrative.
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Installation / Land / Site-specific

Studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic 1975-8 BA (Hons). Sculpture at St Martain's School of Art 1978-9 then became sculptural assistant to Garth Evans. Exhibited nationally and internationally: Burghley Sculpture Garden 2017 18. Artworks Open 2018 Barbican Arts Trust London. Brink Marylebourne London 2017. The Open West 2015. Flux Rag Factory London 2015. Solo exhibitions: Air Gallery London 1982, Stockport Art Gallery 1976, North West Arts Centre 1975. I have undertaken a major residential placement at Leemetals Macclesfield 1980 to1982, recieving a major award from North West Arts. My work is in public and private collections. Commissions include: North West Arts, Marks and Spencers PLC. Stanhope Developments. Formerly Director of Three Dimensional Studies at Kingsway College Clarkenwell Centre for the Arts London EC1. For twenty eight years I taught full-time in schools, colleges and universities throughtout London. In 2011 I resumed my sculptural practice in Acme Studios Stockwell London and Publo Lopaz Malaga Spain.