Past Bespoke Commissions
(up to 2011)

Here are  just some of the bespoke commissions I have had the pleasure and privilege to create in the past, they include pieces for schools, solicitors, a hairdresser, council, private gardens and even a care home, like the one for Hawkinge House, in the first example below. 

If you'd like to discuss an idea, do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you. To see more current bespoke commissions, click here.

Hawkinge House

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Ariel View of Hawkinge.
The Day of Installation.
Base Planting Plan.
The Sculpture Being Delivered.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
The Sculpture.
Sculpture - Detail.
3D Basic Computer Image.
Initial Sketch Idea.
Ariel View of Hawkinge.
The Day of Installation.
Base Planting Plan.
The Sculpture Being Delivered.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
The Sculpture.
Sculpture - Detail.
3D Basic Computer Image.
Initial Sketch Idea.
Hawkinge House Care Home | Entrance Sculpture | 2011

 

The brief was to take inspiration from The Battle of Britain.  

I took this theme and added the love of coming home. The sculpture features two homeward bound bombers in a loop the loop. The vapour trails of the planes have an aerial view of the fields of Hawkinge etched into them.

 

Hawkinge aerial view drawings: Rob Turner

Thomas Aveling School

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Entrance Sculpture.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
Photography Workshop.
Photography Workshop.
Drawing Workshop.
Entrance Sculpture.
Entrance Sculpture.
Studio.
Entrance Sculpture.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
3D Rendered Computer Image.
Photography Workshop.
Photography Workshop.
Drawing Workshop.
Entrance Sculpture.
Entrance Sculpture.
Studio.

Thomas Aveling School | Entrance Sculpture | 2010

 

During a  week-long workshop with a select group of pupils, they created images and designs that I used to design the entrance sculpture for the school.  It was an amazing project with some wonderfully talented and engaged young people.

 

Photographer  and workshop partner: Simon Pruciak

Computer 3D images: Jolanta Jasiulionyte

 

Hair Professional

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Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.

 

 

Hair Professional | Wall Sculpture | 2008

Working with the interior designer, we gained approval from the Designs Guild to use the wallpaper used in the redesign of the salon, as the motif for her artworks. 

 

With the wall sculptures are positive and negative cut-outs of the same image.  They were positioned on opposite walls and could be seen in all of the mirrors running along the walls of the salon.

Denniss Matthews Solicitors

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Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Bench and planter.
Wall Sculpture.
Corner Bench.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Bench and Plants.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Bench and planter.
Wall Sculpture.
Corner Bench.
Wall Sculpture.
Wall Sculpture.
Bench and Plants.
Wall Sculpture.

 

 

Denniss Matthews Solicitors | Wall Sculpture | 2008

Wall sculpture, corner bench, planting, lights and screen painting.

I designed many elements to transform a small courtyard at the company’s London offices into a usable and enjoyable area for staff, optimising the small space available.

Well that was quite a view when I came in this morning.  Absolutely brilliant.  

It looks even better than your photos of it in your studio.

Thank you very much

Oliver Denniss | Denniss Matthews Solicitors

Well that was quite a view when I came in this morning.  Absolutely brilliant.  

It looks even better than your photos of it in your studio.

Thank you very much

Oliver Denniss | Denniss Matthews Solicitors

Nucleus Art Centre

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Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Sculpture with Lighting
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 3 - Nucleus Art Centre Wayfinder Signage.
Stage 3 - Nucleus Art Centre Wayfinder Signage.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Entrance Sculpture with Lighting.
Stage 2 - Sculpture with Lighting
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 1 - What's on Info & Signage.
Stage 3 - Nucleus Art Centre Wayfinder Signage.
Stage 3 - Nucleus Art Centre Wayfinder Signage.

Nucleus Art Centre | Street Signage | Entrance Sculpture | Centre Signage | 2007

 

  

A three phased roll out of design and installation to suit the clients budget.  

The project ran over a 3 year period and finished with wayfinder signage.

The sculptures main crescent form was used for the logo design for Nucleus Art Centre which also represented a sweep of an artists brush.

e2v

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Maquette.
Sculpture Fabrication.
Positioning the Globe.
On Site.
On Site.
Maquette.
Maquette.
Maquette.
Sculpture Fabrication.
Positioning the Globe.
On Site.
On Site.
Maquette.
Maquette.

 

e2v | Entrance Sculpture | 2007

 

Created in celebration of their 60 year anniversary and leading to the newly redesigned entrance to the Global Headquarters of e2v (formerly Marconi), the design incorporates the wording - 60 Years of Bright Ideas

Thomas Deacon Academy

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Delivery.
After Installation.
Maquette 1.
On Site.
Installation.
Delivery.
After Installation.
Maquette 1.
On Site.
Installation.

Thomas Deacon Academy | Entrance Sculpture | 2008

Inspired by the Academy's core subjects, their desire for creativity and the architectural theme.  

 

Architects: Foster and Partners

 

Diamond Light Source

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Installed.
The Official Unveiling.
Final Clean.
Cutting to Length.
The Sculptures Main Body.
Water Jet Cutting.
The Sculpure.
Installed.
The Official Unveiling.
Final Clean.
Cutting to Length.
The Sculptures Main Body.
Water Jet Cutting.
The Sculpure.

 

 

Diamond Light Source | Atrium Sculpture | Commemorative Plaque | 2007

 

 

Unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen for the official opening ceremony of the synchrotron Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

 

The sculpture takes elements and details from the building's unique architectural design.

 

The sculpture that Paula delivered is stunning, inspirational and relevant.  We are delighted with the way the piece reflects the architecture and the science delivered by Diamond.  It is the result of a close partnership between the artists and the organisation.  Best described as series of super microscopes, Diamond hosts cutting-edge research stations, supporting the life, physical and environmental sciences. This is just one example of how through art, Diamond wants to highlight the work of the synchrotron, so that the public get to know more about the science that we do in a creative and accessible way.

Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke | Head of Communications 

Rochester Visitor Centre

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2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
Sculpture Body.
Sculpture Body
Sculpture Parts.
2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
2012 Olympic Countdown Sculpture
Sculpture Body.
Sculpture Body
Sculpture Parts.

Rochester Visitor Centre |  Olympic Countdown Sculpture | 2007

Commissioned by Medway Council's 2012 Team, the sculpture counted down the days to to the London 2012 Olympic Games.  It was then programmed to count in minutes, so became a clock.

 

Initially located at the rear of the Rochester High Street Visitor Centre, then relocated to the Black Lion Leisure Centre in Gillingham.

The image of the sculpture was used as the logo design for the 2012 Team within the Council.

Whittaker Family Sculpture

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Whittaker Family Sculpture |  2012

Place Me Like A Seal Over Your Heart - A sculpture inspired by the love, bond and faith within this families life. This piece is situated in the garden of their family home.

 

Lettercarving: Pip Hall

As Salaam

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As salaam Sculpture
Sandstone sphere about to be cut in half
As salaam Sculpture
As salaam Sculpture
Sandstone sphere about to be cut in half
As salaam Sculpture

 

As Salaam | Garden Sculpture | 2010 

Peace be Upon You - A Garden sculpture inspired by the love and beauty of language and faith.  

 

Calligraphy: Nick Stewart

Orbit

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Assembly Orbit and Kismet
Assembly Orbit and Kismet

 

 

Orbit | Entrance Sculpture | 2005

Sculpture made to grace the entrance into a beautiful countryside property.

Barn Sculpture

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Barn Sculpture
Barn Sculpture
Barn Sculpture
Barn Sculpture

Barn Sculpture | 1995

A garden sculpture, made from a collection of metal found in the old barn, which the client converted to be their family home in 1977. 

Awards & Trophies

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MBR - medal
Medway Boat Race Mens Trophy
Medway Boat Race Mens Trophy
Medway Boat Race Trophy - Ladies JPG.JPG
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medal
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medals
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medals before ribbons
MBR - medal
Medway Boat Race Mens Trophy
Medway Boat Race Mens Trophy
Medway Boat Race Trophy - Ladies JPG.JPG
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medal
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medals
Modern Pentathlon World Cup - Medals before ribbons

Medway Business Awards | 2007 | Medway Boat Race Trophies | 2007

I collaborated with Wendy Dawes to produce the medals and awards for this event in 2007. I also created the Medway Boat Race trophies and medals for several years.