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British Contemporary Artist Selected to Create Live Sculpture Commission at Expo 2020

The Royal Society of Sculptors and the Department for International Trade, have announced that Nicola Anthony is the UK artist selected for the Live Sculpture Commission for the cultural programme of the UK at Expo 2020 Dubai taking place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. Under the commissioning theme, ‘See Things Differently’, Anthony will produce new work inside the Es Devlin designed UK Pavilion over ten days in November, presenting visitors a front...

UK Artist Unveils ‘Equinox’ at Sustainability Pavilion in Dubai

Equinox, an animated sculpture by famed British artist Mat Collishaw, and commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai, is unveiled at Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, which provides a remarkable showcase for the 3D artwork that utilizes zoetrope technology, an early form of animation, to create an enthralling optical illusion. The centrepiece is a huge lotus flower, featuring a circle of insects, spinning on its vertical axis. Its petals act as ‘shutters’ – animating the insects within...

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