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simon burns-cox



Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor working primarily in Stone and Marble. He is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors.

Simon particularly enjoys the discipline of Letting and has an admiration for Eric Gill’s stone lettering work, the acknowledged master of that craft. Simon loves working with marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. Simon wants people to handle his work, to look closely, and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.

Simon was born in 1962 in Sussex. He was educated at Clifton College Bristol and London University. He then trained as a Teacher but decided that school life was not for him so went into the business world eventually becoming Director of a Medical Advertising Agency in Gloucestershire.

It was at this point his life changed. Simon was taken seriously ill with a brain hemorrhage which left him unable to speak for two years. During this bleak period, however, he discovered the Art of Stone Carving which he found allowed him to express himself at this time and gave him much enjoyment.

When eventually Simon recovered, he decided to train formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years learning the skills and techniques of marble sculpture and carving from Italian craftsmen and artisans.

Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath for six years and then moved to Edinburgh where he is now based.

Simon sells his work and exhibits regularly in private galleries, public and solo exhibitions throughout the UK. His work can be seen in permanent exhibitions in Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral, and he currently has a three year exhibition at The Peoples Palace, Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, and The Riverside Museum ,Glasgow.

Simon also teaches Sculpture and Stone Letter Carving Courses for groups and individuals at his studio in Edinburgh.

CV below.....


France 2014 - portoro marble

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Untitled 1
Untitled 2
Untitled 3
Untitled 4
Untitled 5
Untitled 6
Untitled 7
Untitled 8
Untitled 9
Untitled 10

CURRICULUM VITAE

He holds several professional memberships which include the following:

Professional Member of the International Sculpture Centre in New York.

Member of The Bath Society of Artists and Simon was on the selection panel for Sculpture

The Letter Exchange Associate Member

The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts

The Scottish Society of Artists SSA

Member of Visual Arts Scotland VAS

Member of Creative Scotland

Member of Craft Scotland


Exhibitions and Galleries:

2017

The Victoria Art Gallery 112th Summer Exhibition and The Bath Society of Artists

Selected: Conversation

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow ‘FRANCE 1914’ Exhibition from 2017-18

2016

The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts 153rd Open Annual Exhibition Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

The Victoria Art Gallery Bath Summer Exhibition and The Bath Society of Artists

Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 will be exhibited in Glasgow for the next three years in aid of Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture was made to commemorate the ending of The First World War and will be displayed a the following locations:

March 2016 -2017 The Peoples Palace Glasgow

March 2017 -2018 The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow

March 1018 -2019 The Riverside Museum

 





2015

The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

2014

The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Going for Gold

2013

Stairs Castle Sranraer Scotland in aid of Combat Stress: War and Peace 2 sold at auction

2012

The Institute of Fine Arts Glasgow Open Exhibition Selected

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer in Sport Exhibition Selected

Aesthetic Creative Works Annual 2012 Selected

The Society of Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Henderson Art Shop Prize

St. Johns Church Edinburgh Permanent exhibition Untitled

2011

Wells Cathedral Permanent exhibition – A Second Home



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