Join SPG Club and collect contemporary sculpture for your home at an affordable monthly cost. We have 35 places in our inaugural sculpture club and one can be yours if you join the club! The first series of sculptures will be commissioned from Andy Holden and Holly Hendry, two internationally renowned sculptors who will be making new domestically-scaled work specifically conceived to be displayed within your home.
SPG Club is run by Sculpture Placement Group – a not-for-profit arts organisation based in Glasgow. The project is funded by the Henry Moore Foundation and Creative Scotland and is aimed at making collecting sculpture more affordable whilst ensuring artists get paid.
About our first commissioned artist…
Andy Holden is an artist who’s work includes sculpture, large installations, painting, pop music, performance, animation and multi-screen-videos. His first major exhibition was Art Now: Andy Holden (2010) at TATE Britain, in which he exhibited Pyramid Piece, an enormous knitted rock based on a chunk of pyramid that he stole from the Great Pyramid of Giza as a boy.
From 2011-2017 Holden worked on Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, a hour-long animated film which explored the idea that the world was now best understood as a cartoon, and therefor to understand how the world works we should examine the way physics and logic work in early animations. The film was first shown at Glasgow International and later toured to Ukraine, Canada, America, Germany, Malta, Dubai, Denmark and Tate Britain, and was included in the Future Generation Art Prize at the Venice Biennale in 2017.
Holden’s recent work Natural Selection, commissioned by Artangel, was made in collaboration with his father Peter Holden and used a detailed exploration of birds nests and eggs to explore questions of nature and nurture, and mankind’s changing relation to the natural word. The work toured to Leeds art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Bristol Museum and four venues in Scotland before being acquired by the Tate of the permanent collection. Holden has recently been selected for the British Art Show 9 which will open in Wolverhampton in 2021.
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