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Ama Menec - Sculpture

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Selected exhibitions include:

2017 Exhibitions
Torbay Guild of Artists 50th Affordable Art Exhibition, Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, The King's Dr, Torquay TQ2 5JE.
12th to 23rd April, 11am to 5pm.
Ashcombe Affordable Art Show, Ashcombe Tower, Ashcombe near Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0PY. 30th June to 2nd July.

2016 Exhibitions
Royal Scottish Academy Open, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tim Andrews Gallery, Darby House, Woodbury, Exeter, Devon

Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
South West Academy, Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon
​Devon Open Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park, Totnes, Devon
EWAAC, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London

2015 Exhibitions
Sculpture in the Vineyard, Bothy Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Royal Academy Summer Open,  Burlington House, London 
Devon Open Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park, Totnes, Devon
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sculptures featured in 'Contemporary Wildlife Art' published by Schiffer Publications
  http://www.schifferbooks.com/contemporary-wildlife-art-5727.html
 
2014 Exhibitions
RHS Rosemoor Sculpture Exhibition, Devon
One woman show 'Wild and Arcane' at the Turrill Sculpture Gardens,  Oxford
Bronze Raptors at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Sculpture at Kingham Lodge, Kingham, Oxfordshire
Wildlife Art Society International exhibition, Nature In Art, Gloucestershire
Devon Open Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park, Totnes, Devon


2013 Exhibitions
Delamore Arts, Delamore House, Cornwood, Devon
Affordable Garden Art Exhibition, Showborough House, Gloucestershire
Elegance and Form, Wyndcliffe Gardens, Monmouthshire
RHS Rosemoor Winter Sculpture Exhibition, Devon
 
2012 Exhibitions
Delamore Arts, Delamore House, Cornwood, Devon
Affordable Garden Art Exhibition, Showborough House, Gloucestershire
Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Stone Farm, Chagford, Devon
Artspaces, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
RHS Rosemoor Winter Sculpture Exhibition, Devon
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

2011 Exhibitions 
Bristol Festival of Nature, The Waterfront, Bristol
Sculpture in the Sanctuary, Normanton, Nottinghamshire
The Great Create, Greenway National Trust, Galmpton, Devon
Mythic Garden, Chagford, Devon
Landmark Art Fair, Teddington, Middlesex
 
2010 Exhibitions 
Artspace, Barn Galleries,  Henley-On-Thames
Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Chagford, Devon.
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Henley Festival, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Landmark Art Fair, Teddington, Middlesex
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor
 
2009 Exhibitions
Mythic Sculpture garden Show, Chagford, Devon.
Art, Craft and Design Experience, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
 
2008 Exhibitions
Archaeology 08, British Museum, London
Borde Hill Garden Sculpture Trail, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
The Great Create, Greenway National Trust, Galmpton, Devon
Henley Festival, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

2007 Exhibitions
Ceramics South East, Aylesford, Kent
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Hampton Court, Surrey
Yvonne Arnaud Arts Centre Guildford, Surrey
Grand Designs Live, NEC, Birmingham
Art, Craft and Design Show, Millennium Grandstand, Newmarket
 
2006 Exhibitions
Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey
50 European Ceramicists, Cassius Clay Gallery, Bonholm, Denmark
 
Awards

One of 20 artists selected to promote the visual arts from the region from Devon Artsculture
One of 6 Devon artists to receive bursaries for emerging artists for Devon Open Studios 2013
  www.devonlife.co.uk/out-about/events/helpful_holidays_announce_sponsorship_of_devon_open_studios_1_2333382 
Wildlife Art Society International exhibition at Nature In Art, won best sculpture in show 2014 for Bronze Female Red Kite 
http://www.twasi.com/award_winners_2014.html
The Tate St Ives Award for Female Buzzard sculpture at the Royal Scottish Academy 2015.
South West Academy Brownstone Gallery Prize 2016 for bronze Female Red Kite 
Grand Prize winner for the East West Art Award Competition 2016
 
Bibliography

Western Morning News weekend feature September 2007
Featured Artist, Wild Devon Magazine, April 2009
Devon Lives BBC radio interview April 2009
Garden Sculpture in Devon Life Magazine May 2011 and February 2014  w
ww.devonlife.co.uk/people/arts_2_24559/winter_sculpture_exhibition_1_3231337
Devon Open Studios Bursary winners, Devon Life Magazine, September 2013
Oxford Times 'Exhibition of animals facing serious threats' Review of my 'Wild and Arcane' exhibition 1st April 2014
Sculptures featured in 'Wildlife Art Today' by Cindy Ann Coldiron 2015
 
Regular stockists include
The Bowie Gallery, 54B High Srtreet, Totnes, Devon www.artspaces.co.uk
The Brownston Gallery, 36 Church Street, Modbury, Devon   www.thebrownstongallery.co.uk
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon www.crafts.org.uk
N.T. Sextons Cottage, Widecombe, Devon www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-church-house
 

If you own a gallery and would like to stock my sculptures please email me

My sculptures are in collections across the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Switserland, Austria, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia.
Bronze Gallery
My bronzes are cast using the ancient lost wax casting process and are finished and patinated by Castle Fine Arts Foundry in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK. Some of the finest craftsmen in the country are used to make my bronzes, and I work closely with the foundry to make sure my birds of prey look like they could take to the air at any moment. If you buy a bronze directly from me, you will be invited to come and see the patination of your sculpture, before you take it away from the foundry.

My Female Buzzard was a big hit at the Royal Academy Summer Open Exhibition in 2015 and I was delighted to be able to bring a bit of West Country wildness to the heart of London. In 2016 I won the Brownston Gallery prize for my Female Red Kite and the EWAAC Grand Prize for the Female Buzzard bronze. These two prizes have paid for the casting of the first two small Badger bronzes available now, cast in January 2017. 

I have half a dozen more projects on the go presently, so please check my website soon for more wildlife bronzes, or contact me and I'll add you to my regional mailout list.
  1. Hypnia wall hanging foundry bronze by Ama Menec 1 of 25.
    Hypnia £2500
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    Female Buzzard £7500
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    Female Buzzard £7500
  4. Red Kite, Red Kite sculpture, red kite bronze, wildlife bronze, wildlife sculpture, British wildlife, British bronze, Ama Menec sculpture
    Female Red Kite £7500
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    Female Red kite £7500
  6. swift, swift sculpture, British bronzes, swift bronze, wall hanging bronze, wall hanging sculpture, wildlife art, wildlife sculpture, Ama Menec bronze, Ama Menec sculpture.
    Swift bronze £980
  7. Badger, brock, badger sculpture, badger bronze, British bronze, contemporary bronze.
    'Persecuted' £1100 Ltd Ed 2 of 50
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    'Persecuted' Ltd Ed 2 of 50 £1100
  9. Barn Owl, barn owl sculpture, work in progress, barn owl bronze, British barn owl, Ama Menec sculpture.
    Mantling Barn Owl. Coming soon
  10. badger sculpture, badger bronze, badger trophic cascade, British bronze, wildlife bronze
    'Persecuted' back view 2 of 50
  11. kingfisher sculpture, kingfisher, work in progress, threat display, Ama Menec.
    Kingfisher in threat display. Coming soon.
  12. Barn Owl, barn owl sculpture, work in progress, barn owl bronze, British barn owl, Ama Menec sculpture.
    Mantling Barn Owl. Coming soon
  13. fox, maquette, bronze, bronze fox, UK bronze, british bronze, contemporary bronze, wildlife bronze,
    Fox maquette due summer 2017
  14. badger, plastoline, bronze, life sized, life sized bronze badger, british bronze, contemporary bronze, wildlife art, wildlife bronze, nature,
    Life Sized Badger available end of 2017
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    Top view of life sized badger sculpture
  1. Little Brock's patination.
    Filmed on my phone camera in early January, this short clip shows how painstaking but noisy it is to colour-in or ‘patinate’ a bronze sculpture. This badger, being very small, is particularly difficult for Phil to patinate as it is fiddly. The metal has to be kept hot at all times, which is why the gas torch is on full blast. As this was filmed during the foundry teams tea break, the usual background hammering, grinding and sandblasting and the drone of the compressors are thankfully absent! It takes several hours to patinate a bronze of any size this well, using a series of layers of metal salts on to hot bronze. Once cooled the piece is sprayed with lacquer to protect the patinated surface, and then waxed to protect the patina indoors or outdoors.
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