DescriptionThe sense of movement and dynamics within sculpture provides it with life and vitality and whilst remaining true to the use of simple, raw materials, my aim is to capture this. The contrasting and concurrent methods I am using provide different challenges due to the nature of the materials and their own restrictions. I am exploring the use of layers, light reflection with hard or textured edges to create a sense of fluidity.
My 'Blown Away' series, highlighted by 'You blew Me Away' is in response to the strong emotions that affect us all at key points in our lives, the physical impact they have on our bodies and the influence external or environmental forces whilst in this state. I am currently constructing a further three within this series, 'Resilience' focusing our own unexpected strength in difficult times enabling us to remain constant and true, 'From me to You' showing the deep and direct connection between our inner selves and finally 'Information overload' conveying the effects of the constant bombardment of information in our daily lives.
You blew me away
Latest piece in the "Blown Away" series - Resilience, a sculpture of our time where we remain strong when our worlds around us are blown away
Mild Steel Scrap Metal 170cm x 850cm x 50cm - enquire
The bronze dance figures express organic forms as tensile elements and are inspired by the dynamic forms of contemporary dancers. By using flexible, sinuous materials to create the original model, the dancers raw and exposed movement is conveyed and by leaving out a lot of mass within the sculpture and exposing wires outside of the main form, a vision of movement is created - where the limb may have been or the extremes of a dancer’s movement contained within that pose.
Enquiries welcome regarding all sculptures shown with regard to availability of individual pieces or limited editions. I also work on a commission basis and regularly exhibit in the South West.
Bronzes - Barcelona Tango - Limited Edition of 9 - 85cm x 65cm x 25cm
Commissions - We three - Dance trio, all three moving independently
Aluminium wire and epoxy resin 350cm x 200cm x 200cm
LATEST EXHIBITIONS FOR PENNY HARDY:
Penny Hardy - Sculplture at Doddington Hall
Doddington Hall and Gardens
8/2/2014 to 9/7/2014
10 am to 5.00 pm
The second Sculpture at Doddington Exhibition, following on from the great success of the inaugural exhibition of 2012. The 2014 exhibition will include the works of over 70 National and International sculptors, shown throughout the beautiful gardens of Doddington Hall.
Penny Hardy - West Lavington Manor
West Lavington Manor
05/06/2014 to 22/06/2014
10am - 5.00pm
Friends of the Garden, a group of art loving gardeners have organised a major exhibition of sculpture at West Lavington Manor in Wiltshire. 20 Sculptors will be exhibiting throughout these beautifully kept gardens
Penny Hardy - Kingham Lodge
17/05/2014 to 25/05/2014
10.30 am 5.00 pm
Extensive range of sculptors exhibiting, returning to this beautiful setting for sculptures as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks 2014.
Penny Hardy - Sculpture Ardington
03/05/2014 to 11/05/2014
10 am to 5 pm daily
50 Sculptors exhibiting 200 artworks in 50 acres of beautiful parkland at Ardington Court, as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks
Penny Hardy - PLYMOUTH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
10/01/2014 to 14/02/2014
10am - 5.30pm Tues-Fri
10am - 5.00pm Saturday
Plymouth Society of Artists Biennial exhibition, works by selected artists from across the South West. The group was founded in 1944 and all 45 members will be exhibiting work.
Penny Hardy - HIGHCROSS HOUSE, Dartington, South Devon TQ9 6ED
8th March 2013 to 2nd June 2013 - 10 am - 5 pm
A chance to see the original Blown Away Sculpture and brand new ones on the series displayed in the grounds of the National Trust High Cross House on the Dartington Estate, near Totnes, South Devon. There will also be an interior exhibition of the 21 Group Landscape painters.
1st - 31st May 2012
DELAMORE HOUSE, Cornwood, South Devon PL21 9QT
10.30 am - 4.30pm daily
5th - 13th May 2012
KINGHAM LODGE, Kingham, Oxon, OX7 6YL
10.00 am - 7.00pm daily
16th June - 7th July 2012
GLOSS GALLERY, 1 Barnfield Terrace, Exeter EX1 1QT
Mon - Thurs 10.00 am - 5.30 pm
Fri - Sat 10.00 am - 6.pm
16th June - 28th August 2012
SEALE HAYNE ARTS COMPLEX, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ
14th - 29th July 2012
TREBERFYDD HOUSE, Llangasty, Powys, Brecon LD3 7PX
Flameworks Art Co operative
2011 Art2Go Flameworks @ Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Turrill Sculpture Garden, Oxford
Oxford City Artweek - Summertown
Little Wittenham Sculpture Trail, Oxford Artweeks
2011 Delamore House Summer Exhibition
Binham Grange, Somerset
O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford Artweeks
Delamore House Summer Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy of Art, Autumn Show
Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth College of Art
Website Penny Hardy