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War Veterans, Sport Stars & Celebrities Model for Top Body Cast Sculptor

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London exhibition inspired by WWI Centenary and Great British achievers supports charities World-leading body cast sculptor, Louise Giblin, is to unveil new work to remind us that WWI was not 'the war to end all wars'. Veterans of 10 different wars post-WWI were hand cast for Living Legends/Lest We Forget at Gallery DIFFERENT, Percy St, 7-15 November. Bronze plaques detailing experiences of current and retired members of the British Military will show alongside new sculptures produced by head casting Duncan Goodhew MBE, Michael Portillo, Olympian ex-BOA Chairman Lord Colin Moynihan and soul singer Reuben Richards; and body casting ski racer and anti-landmine campaigner Heather Mills and ITV's Dancing on Ice skater Daniel Whiston.

The artist, a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and sister to one of the veterans, explains: 'This is a two part show about extraordinary people. My sculptures are carved with people's passions or their achievements – while interviewing and researching, I was amazed by how modest these incredible people are.' Also to be exhibited in the show - body cast sculptures of Olympians produced for a London 2012 exhibition including Dame Kelly Holmes, Beth Tweddle MBE, Kriss Akabusi MBE, Sally Gunnell OBE and Paralympian Darren Leach. Each of the models receives one of the limited edition of their sculpture, with others of the edition being displayed for sale with a proportion dedicated to charity.

The Lest We Forget plaques support the Royal British Legion and Lords Taverners will benefit from Living Legend sales. Members of the public are welcome to visit the gallery throughout the exhibition.

There will be a special Commemoration opening 7-9pm on 11th November. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Louise Giblin studied BA Sculpture at Brighton under Antony Gormley,MA History and Theory of Modern Art at Chelsea College of Art. She lives and works in East Sussex and her work sells internationally:

Living Legends/Lest We Forget 7-15 Nov, Gallery DIFFERENT, 14 Percy St, London W1T 1DR

Exhibition Opening Times: 11am-5pm (late closing 11th & 13th). Closed Remembrance Sunday.


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