ROWAN GILLESPIE - LOOKING FOR ORION

By
Roger Kohn
Rowan Gillespie - Looking for Orion

A fascinating glimpse into the world of renowned Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie, whose stature in the international art scene has grown immensely in recent years.


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160 pages
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305x235 mm
ISBN:
9781847170767
Category Art

A fascinating glimpse into the world of renowned Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie, whose stature in the international art scene has grown immensely in recent years.



The deeply emotional Famine sculpture at Custom House Quay, alongside the River Liffey in Dublin is perhaps Rowan’s best known piece. Migrants, (or Famine part 2) which depicts a group of figures arriving on the other side of the Atlantic, has just been unveiled to critical acclaim. It forms the centrepiece of the prestigious Ireland Park on Toronto’s waterfront.



A highly illustrated, sensitively designed large format book. It provides an insight to the creative process as well as an alluring catalogue of Rowan’s work. Includes a detailed biography of the artist and discusses his idiosyncratic bronze-casting techniques in depth.



Published to coincide with the unveiling of Rowan’s most recent piece, Proclamation, opposite Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol.

Born in York in 1951, Roger Kohn studied with Rowan Gillespie at York School of Art in 1969. After earning a first class honours degree from Chelsea School of Art, he boarded a tramp steamer to South America. He was arrested and interrogated on three occasions for insurgency and abuse of the Argentine authorities. He declined an offer from MI6 to return to Argentina and travelled the world instead, visiting more than 60 countries and building an extensive photographic library. He now runs a design and publishing business in Berkshire, where he lives with wife Karen, daughter Katie and Aku the parrot. Roger’s first one-man show was held at the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, in 2003.

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