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Simon Burns-Cox

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Sculptor Simon Burns-Cox
Simon Burns-Cox

About Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997 working primarily in Stone and Marble and he is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors in Edinburgh, Scotland. Simon was born in 1962 in Sussex. He trained formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to live in Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years learning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture from Italian craftsmen and artisans. Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath, England, for six years and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is now based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Simon also teaches Sculpture and Introductory Courses in Stone Letter Carving at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Sculptor Simon Burns-Cox
FRANCE 1914

Exhibition History of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox sells his work and exhibits regularly in private galleries, public and solo exhibitions throughout the UK. His work can be seen in permanent exhibitions in Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral, and St. Johns Edinburgh. He currently has a three year exhibition of his Sculpture `FRANCE 1914` at The People`s Palace Museum, Glasgow from 2016-17 which then moves onto The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow for the year 2017-8 and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow for the year 2018-19. The Sculpture was made in aid of Poppy Scotland to commemorate the ending of The First World War and will be auctioned at the end of the exhibition in aid of the charity. The Sculpture was designed to represent the last remaining tree on the battlefront and a symbol of hope.

War and Peace

Biography / CV of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997 working primarily in Stone and Marble and is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Simon was born in 1962 in Sussex and is married with one child. He was educated at Clifton College Bristol and London University. He then trained as a Science Teacher but decided that school life was not for him so went into the business world eventually becoming Director of a Medical Advertising Agency in Gloucestershire, England.

It was at this point his life changed. Aged 33, he was taken seriously ill with a brain haemorrhage which left him unable to speak for two years. During this bleak period, however, he discovered the art of Stone Carving which he found allowed him to express himself at this time and gave him much enjoyment.

When eventually he recovered after intensive speech therapy, he decided to train formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to live in Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years learning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture from Italian craftsmen and artisans.

Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath, England, for six years and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is now based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

A Second Home

Artist Statement of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox has been working primarily in Stone and Marble for a long time. He particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an abiding admiration for the work of Eric Gill, the acknowledged master of that craft.

Simon loves working with Marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. They are domestic in scale and personality, designed not to shock but to please. Simon wants people to handle them, to look closely, and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.

Over the years, Simon has donated some of his work to the charity, Combat Stress, which supports the mental health of war veterans. He has also worked with Poppy Scotland and designed the Sculpture `FRANCE 1914` for the commemoration of the end of the First World War in aid of the charity. The Sculpture represents the last remaining tree on the battlefront standing in a desolate landscape but a symbol of hope. It if made from Black and Gold Portoro Marble and can be seen at the following venues from March 2016 to 2019.

The People`s Palace, Glasgow
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Simon hopes that people who see this piece will remember those who have given their lives for this country and that they will leave a donation to Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture is for sale and will go to auction at the end of the exhibition to help the charity.

Awards and Prizes of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox regularly exhibits in Public and Solo Exhibitions throughout the UK. His work has been selected by the following:
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
The Peoples Palace Museum, Glasgow
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow
The Royal West of England Academy Bristol
The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts
The Society of Scottish Artists and The Henderson Art Shop Prize
The Bath Society of Artists, Bath
The Victoria Art Gallery Bath
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham
The Aesthetic Creative Works Annual 2012 Selected
Visual Arts Scotland

He holds several professional memberships which include the following:
Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen London
Member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts
Member of Member of The Society of Scottish Artists
Member of Visual Arts Scotland
Member of Creative Scotland
Member of Craft Scotland
Member of The Craft Council UK
Member of The Bath Society of Artists and Simon was on the selection panel for Sculpture
Associate Member of The Letter Exchange

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox has permanent exhibits at the following venues:
Bath Abbey, Bath
Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset
St. Johns Church, Edinburgh

Simon Burns-Cox has a three year Exhibition at The Peoples` Palace Museum, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow from 2016- 2019. The Sculpture `FRANCE 1914` has been made to commemorate the ending of The First World War in aid of Poppy Scotland and will be auctioned in 2019 in aid of the charity. The Sculpture was designed to represent the last tree on the battlefront and a symbol of hope.

Public Works of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox has made the Sculpture `FRANCE 1914` in aid of Poppy Scotland to commemorate the ending of The First World War. It is made of Black and Gold Portoro Marble and will be exhibited at the following venues:

The Peoples Palace Museum 2016-17
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow 2017-18
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow 2018-19

At the end of the exhibition, the Sculpture will be auctioned in aid of the charity.

Qualifications / Education of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon Burns-Cox was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and London University where he studied Environmental Science. After University, he trained as a Science Teacher gaining an MSc teaching qualification but decided that school life was not for him so went into the business world eventually becoming Director of a Medical Advertising Agency.

It was at this point his life changed. Aged 33, he was taken seriously ill with a brain haemorrhage which left him unable to speak for two years. During this bleak period, however, he discovered the art of Stone Carving which he found allowed him to express himself at this time and gave him much enjoyment.

When eventually he recovered after intensive speech therapy, he decided to train formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years leaning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture from Italian craftsmen and artisans.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Simon Burns-Cox

http://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/aboutus/documents/talks-and-sermons/

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/Moving war sculpture to go on display in Glasgow

Herald 240316

Evening Times 240316

www.scottish-parliament.uk news archive 2014 October

www.poppyscotland.org.uk/sculptures-reflecting-impact-of-war-on-display-at-scottish-parliament

Teaching Experience

Simon Burns-Cox is a trained science teacher with an MSc and PGCE.
He teaches Sculpture and Stone Letter Carving Courses for groups and individuals at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Influences / Inspiration of Simon Burns-Cox

Simon loves working with Marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. They are domestic in scale and personality, designed not to shock but to please. Simon wants people to handle them, to look closely, and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.

Simon particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an abiding admiration for the work of Eric Gill, the acknowledged master of that craft.

Price Range of Work

Simon Burns-Cox's work has a price range from £825 to £2,917
Prices range from £250 to £20,000 plus

Commissioning Work

This artist accepts commissions.
Simon Burns-Cox is available for all types of commission in stone, marble and other stone medium for home and business.

Mediums utilised

Simon Burns-Cox's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Simon Burns-Cox's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (16)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (14)
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary (6)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Carved or Carving sculpture (4)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (3)
Love / Affection Sculpture (3)
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines (3)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures (2)
Couples or Group Sculptures (2)
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes (2)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (2)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (2)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Calm Love and Affection Sculptures or Statues
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Sculptures of Sport in General
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Small bird Sculptures
Sadness Anxiety Remorse Grief Sculptures Statues
Sensual Sculptures or Statues
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures
Wild Bird Sculptures
Boats Ships Canoes Dinghies Sculptures Yachts Statues
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Square Rectangular Cube shaped Abstract sculpture statue
Tree Plant Shrub Bonsai sculpture statue statuette
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament
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