Olympic body cast sculptor, Louise Giblin to join artists at Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival

Friday 24th May 2013

Men’s First Team

Olympic body cast sculptor, Louise Giblin to join artists at Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival

Olympic body cast sculptor, Louise Giblin will join a number of local artists selling their unique works during the Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival from 27th May to 2nd June. On Friday 31st May, Kent Cricket will host Made in Kent at The Nevill alongside the Kent Cricket Shop, giving local artists and producers an opportunity to showcase their work.

Louise Giblin is an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and presented Beth Tweddle MBE with her body cast sculpture at the Museum of Liverpool in March; and Kent Paralympian Darren Leach, Sports Ambassador for the Royal London Society for the Blind, recently received his torso at a RLSB Sports Without Limits event. Editions of both of these sculptures are to be shown along with others at the Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival.

Louise, who lives and works near Tunbridge Wells is looking forward to it:

"This is the first time I’ve been asked to exhibit my body cast sportsmen and women at an actual sports fixture. I consider myself to be really lucky to live and work in this beautiful area and enjoy being part of a major local celebration."

Olympian Series II- Beth Tweddle MBE was first exhibited alongside body cast sculptures of Dame Kelly Holmes, Kriss Akabusi MBE, Sally Gunnell OBE and Paralympian Darren Leach in Body Casting Olympians in London, 2012. The Olympian Series toured, including visiting the British Olympic Association Chairman’s Summer Balls. Sales of the Olympian series sculptures helped to raise money for Headfirst, the brain injury charity.

Beth says: “I got involved with the project, as it was something completely different… I think the end result is brilliant. I love the fact that Louise has been able to incorporate different aspects of my career, with the main theme being London."

Louise is now working on Living Legends 2014, for which she has cast Michael Portillo, Heather Mills and Lord Colin Moynihan, Chairman of the British Olympic Association during London 2012 Games.

As well as at the Cricket Festival, during May-June 2013, Louise’s sculpture will be at Olympians & Meta-Humans, Spa Galleries, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells 4-10 June and Saffron Gallery, Battle.

More of Louise Giblin’s work can be viewed on her website: www.louisegiblin.co.uk