This will be the first time the sculptures by this internationally acclaimed artist will be available to view and purchase in Birmingham.
Laurence’s illustrious career has included solo exhibitions in Scotland, Jersey, Monte Carlo, Germany and Canada, and he has also exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Society of British Artists, The Contemporary Portrait Society, The Society of Wildlife Artists and The Royal West of England Academy. His portfolio of corporate commissions includes The International Tennis Federation, Powergen, The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Bell’s Whisky and of course The Birmingham Bullring Bull.
The 6 tonne bronze bull stands as a 2.2m high symbol of Bullring's importance to Birmingham. The twice life size sculpture - which takes the form of a massive bull turning in motion - greets visitors as they enter the main gateway to Bullring, just off Rotunda Square. Commissioned to herald Birmingham's regeneration, and to represent its history, the Bull has been adopted by the people of Birmingham as a 21st Century mascot. One of the largest bronze animal sculptures in the UK, the piece is modelled on the Hereford Bull, an animal with strong historical associations to Birmingham. A commemorative plaque was unveiled to celebrate Bullring's - and the bull's- first birthday. The plaque, located at the foot of the bull, reads "The bronze bull unveiled on the opening of Bullring on 4 September '03 was sculpted by Laurence Broderick. Commissioned to celebrate the past and future of Bullring and Birmingham, the bull has become the recognised symbol of the city and the adopted mascot of its citizens."
There are sculptures of the Birmingham Bullring Bull by Laurence Broderick available in three limited editions measuring 80cm (edition of 10), 46cm (edition of 25) and 30cm (edition of 25) in length. Each are cast in bronze and mounted on circular bronze plates which are engraved with ‘Laurence Broderick’, the name of the sculpture, the edition number and the stamp of the casting foundry and will be available at Reuben Colley Fine Arts from July 2010.
This exhibition will be sponsored by Brown Shipley Private Banking.The Birmingham Bull Sculpture