AMPNEY PARK, AMPNEY CRUCIS, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
David Bond and Tessa Hardy by kind permission of Angela Scott and Simon Carnachan at Home at Ampney Park, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire hosted “Africa Expression” the full collection of works by acclaimed African Wildlife sculptor Bruce Little and selected works of English Sporting Sculptress Caroline Wallace.
THE MALL GALLERIES LONDON
The ‘Mall Galleries’ is a Modern art space that promotes work by living artists in 3 interlinked galleries.
It is situated on the Mall in the heart of London and provides the perfect, versatile and stimulating, venue to exhibit Bruce’s latest work.
For the past year Bruce has been working at his Grahamstown studio on a new conceptual direction for his sculpture. His new work has become stylistically more contemporary as he explores the relationship between man and the wilderness. He has also started to use figurative pieces to portray this relationship.
While he is best known for his beautifully observed sculptures of wild animals he has always harboured the ambition to portray the human figure in his sculpture. This collection contains a few figurative pieces and a great number of new animalian sculpture.
CORK STREET GALLERY
The excellent response to his first exhibition prompted Bruce Little to return to Cork Street with a new selection of bronzes in June 2008.
CAMBRIDGE HOUSE EXHIBITION
Cambridge House, a private manor in the south of England, proved to be the perfect venue to exhibit Bruce’s latest body of work to a very exclusive list of the U.K.’s art connoisseurs. The exhibition was quite informal and allowed time for art collectors to discuss various aspects of Bruce’s work.
CORK STREET GALLERY
In May 2006 Bruce held his first international exhibition at the Cork Street Gallery in London. The gallery is situated in Mayfair, the heart of London’s Art Dealing Centre. It exhibits both established and emerging artists and has an excellent reputation amongst Britain’s Art Collectors.
The exhibition was opened by John Doyen who described Bruce’s wild african bronzes as providing people in the western world with a direct connection with the spirit of their ancestors. He liked the impressionistic textures in the work and the strong form of many of the pieces.
At this, his first solo show, Bruce also exhibited some fine examples of his photographic work. The images complement the sculpture and set the mood of the whole exhibition space. Bruce’s bronze sculpture was received enthusiastically at his first London exhibition and established him as a collectable African artist.
In September 2006 Bruce exhibited at Alliance Francais in Johannesbug. The exhibition was cosponsored by Alliance Francais. During the evening a demonstration bronze casting of one of Bruce Little’s sculptures was presented by Warren from Sculpture Casting Services.