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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.
Red kite bronze sculpture by Ama Menec
I am a wildlife artist and naturalist deeply concerned about the war on the wild we are experiencing here in the UK. My animal sculptures focus primarily on threatened UK species, but also celebrate our many successful re-introductions. I am a passionate supporter of re-wildling and look forward to the day when we can all live in thriving and diverse ecosystems.
 
I try to express not just the beauty of each species I sculpt, but also to demonstrate something unique about that animal which sets it apart from similar species. This can lead to some unusual poses, often drawing the eye to things rarely seen or never noticed.
 
My sculptures are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still. I work from life and from photographs, many kindly donated by friends who look out for and feed their local wildlife.
buzzard bronze sculpture by UK artist Ama Menec

My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone sculpture.  I am also influenced by early 20th century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but coupled with the colour only really possible with bronze or ceramic.

I am presently moving permanently into foundry bronze, so when my ceramic work is sold it will not be replaced. Certain
items are selling out fast, so let me know if a particular ceramic sculpture catches your eye, as it may not be around for long! 
 
I have half a dozen wildlife projects I’m working on presently, but if you run an animal rescue or conservation programme, and would like a life sized bronze sculpture for your organisation, please let me know. I’d love to talk with you!
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