A popular Chichester artist is showcasing a new sculpture at a lockdown exhibition in a city gallery this month.
On March 24, while at work in his studio Vincent Gray received a Government advice text saying ‘Stay at Home’ and for the past four and a half months Vincent has been working from home.
Tom Moore is the first of numerous maquettes created during lockdown paying tribute and as a direct response to Sir Tom’s epic walk.
Other works in development are gallery pieces and commission requisites. The sculpture shows Sir Tom on his walk surrounded by NHS staff.
Vincent said: “Closer inspection reveals the staff comprise of two males and two females each from different ethnicminority groups reflecting the National Health Service (NHS) set of core values including respect and dignity, compassion, and inclusion.
LGBT+ represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender with the + representing inclusivity of all identities regardless of how a person defines themselves.”
Vincent is represented in England, Scotland and Sweden. He has been a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors since 2000.
Works in the Post area include:
- John Keats – Eastgate Square, Chichester.
- Maurice Patten – Litten Memorial Gardens, Chichester
- Nelson and Murray – Scheduled to be unveiled in Chichester on Trafalgar Day
- Leonard Bernstein – St Richards Hospital, Chichester
Vincent was also nominated to create design for monumental figure of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and he was selected by BlakeFest to create agateway sculpture for Bognor Regis.
Knockout Lockdown art exhibition will be held between August 11 – 23 at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester.