Melanie Deegan

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About the Event
Sculptures of prancing horses, boxing hares, running hounds, dancing figures and more. A new collection of work inspired by travel and observation during the past year along with some popular designs.
Event Type
Exhibition
Disciplines
Sculpture/Carving
Telephone
07596 919787
Web
www.melaniedeegan.com
Opening Times
Sat 5thSun 6thMon 7thTue 8thWed 9thThu 10thFri 11thSat 12thSun 13th
10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00
Further Information

The ability to capture movement in any form of art has always interested me and this has been a strong influence in many of the sculptures I create. The challenge is not just to suggest the action of an animal or figure in motion but also to give them a sense of purpose, to try and understand how it feels to be there.

In 2008 I returned to sculpting full time having originally trained and worked as a woodcarver in the 1980ís before taking up a career as an analyst in the IT industry. My woodcarving experience covered a wide range of projects involving anything from restoration work and traditional furniture to carving wooden items for the National Trust. When I came back to sculpture again more recently this medium was not dynamic enough for the subjects that I aspired to capture.

The desire for a more flexible approach to sculpture that allowed ideas to flow more easily encouraged me to try other materials and techniques. Over the last few years I have been experimenting with a range of sculpting materials and this gradually led to the combination of materials that I now use.

I work predominantly with Jesmonite, an acrylic resin to which I add colours and different materials to give an interesting variety textures. Ideas for sculptures come from many sources and I often use a library of images to help provide inspiration and detail.

Most sculptures begin with a wire or steel armature, this is essentially the drawing process and allows the proportions, position and bone structure to be determined. Onto this the layers are built up almost as if adding muscles and soft tissue to the piece. The layers consist of resins and other materials; these will vary, as the sculpture develops to achieve different effects. This part of the procedure is not entirely precise and adds an interesting dimension to the creative process.

Venue Information

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Address
The Orangery, Nynehead Court Residential Home
Nynehead
Wellington
Somerset
TA21 0BN
For Venue Information
07596 919787
Region
Milverton
Disabled Access
Full Disabled Access
Toilets
Toilets with Disabled Facilities
Dogs
No Dogs
Refreshments
Tea/Coffee and cake
Directions (By Car)
From Wellington town centre, head towards M5 J26, turn left at 2nd roundabout and after one mile turn left.
Parking
On site

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Exhibition Annie Musgrove Painting/Drawing/Illustration 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Bern Sawle Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Installation/Conceptual, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Sculpture/Carving 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Caroline Lytton Jewellery 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Jim Munnion Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Melanie Deegan Sculpture/Carving 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Pamela Gilbert Jewellery 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Penny Mackreth Jewellery 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Rosey Reed Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Sue Heys Ceramics/Glass, Jewellery 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Exhibition Suzi Allen Photography/Film/New Media 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th