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Alan Dun BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Alan Dun BA (Hons)
Alan Dun

About Alan Dun

Alan Dun studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art in London and graduated with an honour`s degree in Sculpture in 1972. In the early years of his career he made figures for waxworks and took a number of private commissions, as well as assisting and enlarging work for established sculptors. In the early 1980’s he established an experimental design and build studio, bringing together cross disciplinary skills such as engineering, musical composition, computer programming, painting and of course, sculpture and modelling skills. From this studio Alan and his team were commissioned to make many exhibits for public institutions, museums, galleries, as well as private individuals from across the world. After 15 years of successfully running this business from a studio in London, Alan decided to leave London and go back to his previous sculptural interests. He now works from a studio just outside of Bath. His primary interest is in modelling and casting as the central process of making, but experience of running the design studio has given him tremendous depth of experience working in different medium and a huge versatility in how he tackles his sculpture. The flexibility of modelling and casting as a process is the springboard for his artwork and experimentation with sculptural form. He works on everything from the domestic scale, to the very large scale. His largest sculpture to date was a 25ft high silver backed gorilla.
Sculptor Alan Dun BA (Hons)
Alan Dun with `Race` at early stage

Exhibition History of Alan Dun

Recent exhibitions

2006 - Society of Portrait Sculptors Annual Exhibition, London
2007 - Academy of the South West Society Annual Exhibition, Exeter
2008 - Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition, Bristol
2009 - Society of Portrait Sculptors Annual Exhibition, London
2008 - Bath Abbey, Bath
2010 - Solo show, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Bath
2010 - Group show Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Bath
2010 - Group show, The Guildhall, Bath
2011 - Group show, British Paralympic Association, London
2012 - Touring group show, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2012 - Touring group show, OXO Gallery, London
2012 - Touring group show, Victoria Gallery, Bath
2012 - Touring group show, The Bristol Gallery, Bristol
2012 - Group show, Sculptor’s drawings, Pangolin Gallery, London
2014 - Group show, Cirencester
2014 - Group show, Middlewick House, Wiltshire

Other notable exhibitions:
1984 - Exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum, Robotics exhibition, London
1986 - Exhibited interactive sculpture at the Pompidou Centre, Paris
1987 - Exhibited interactive sculpture for Avignon festival, France
1992 - Exhibited sculpture for Robots 92’ Nagoya, Japan

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Alan Dun

1997 to 2014 - 15 private portrait commissions
2009 to 10 - Ivor Powell, MBE Bath. Small figure study in bronze for Bath University
2010 - portrait of 110 year old war veteran Harry Patch, now at Duke of Cornwall`s Light Infantry Museum
2011 - Sculpture and Sport: Bronze sculpture on the theme of cycling as part of an Olympic sculpture project, for Art at the Edge

Reviews of work by Alan Dun

- Book: `Immortals of British Sport: sporting history through sculpture`
- BBC Radio Jersey, and regional newspapers: Surville commemorative sculpture
- BBC online, ITV West News, and regional newspapers: Cirencester Public Art Trail

- BBC online, BBC radio, ITV news national and regional newspapers: Art at the Edge sports sculpture
- Telegraph: Royal Jubilee Lion

- BBC online, and regional papers: Emille Collins portrait
- BBC online, and regional newspapers: Art at the Edge sports sculpture

- BBC Radio and regional newspapers: Kennett and Avon bicentenary sculpture
- BBC News South West, and regional newpapers: Lions of Bath Public Art

- BBC News South West, and regional newspapers and BBC radio: Portrait of Harry Patch
- BBC News South West, ITV West and regional newpapers and BBC radio: King Bladud`s Pigs Public Art

Public Works of Alan Dun

2003 - Sculptural owl for show garden - Chelsea Flower Show
2004 - Sculptural tree for show garden - Chelsea Flower Show
2005 to 6 - 25ft sculpture of silverback gorilla, Wookey Hole
2007 to 8 - King Bladud’s Pigs public art trail, Bath: creation of original sculpture
2009 to 10 - Lions of Bath public art trail, Bath. Creation of original sculpture
2010 - Kennet and Avon 200, Bath. Public artwork: a sculptural sundial in cast iron for British Waterways and Bath and North East Somerset Council
2011- Emille Collins portrait, St Helier. Portrait in bronze for Town Hall, States of Jersey
2012 - Royal lion, London. Public artwork Diamond Jubilee street party for Piccadilly, London for the Queens Jubilee Trust
2012- Falling Leaves, Hampton Court. Relief sculpture for garden at Hampton Court Flower Show (Gold award) – Plumpton College
2012 - Amy Williams, MBE, Bath. Bronze figure sculpture for Bath and North East Somerset Council
2013 to 14 - Cirencester March hares festival, Public art trail, Cirencester. Creation of original sculptural hare
2014 - Memorial sculpture, Surville Cemetery, St Helier. Steel Aeolian harp : public artwork for States of Jersey

Qualifications / Education of Alan Dun

Art at Chelsea School of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art.

Price Range of Work

Alan Dun's work has a price range from £334 to £5,000
£300 for smaller pieces as editions in cold cast bronze to £30,000 for one off sculptural commission cast in bronze.

Mediums utilised

Alan Dun's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Alan Dun's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (4)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (2)
Small Animal Sculptures (2)
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary (2)
Art Inspired by Great Paintings (2)
Extinct Animals Sculptures (2)
Rhino and Rhinoceros Hippo and Hippopotamus sculpture statue statuette
Proud of Pride In Self Confidence sculpture statue statuette
Famous People Sculptures Statues
Cats Sculpture
Sculptures of Sport in General
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Champions Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Transport including Road / Rail / Air / Aircraft / Sea / Maritime
Human Figurative Sculptures
Mythical Sculptures
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Every day Objects ( Sculptures of inorganic things)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Domestic Animal Sculpture
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Small bird Sculptures
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Celebrity and Star Sculptures
Wild Bird Sculptures
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures
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