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Sculptor David Annand
David Annand

About David Annand

David Annand`s work has rapturous joy and life, which shines through in all his work and is one of the reasons he is in such demand for portraits, commemorative sculptures in public places. Nearly all his time is taken up in public and private commissions all over the country.

Exhibition History of David Annand

David Annand`s Exhibitions
1986 - Scottish Development Agency Dundee Technology
1987 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1988 - Glasgow Garden Festival "Man Feeding Seagulls" now at Peterhead harbour
1990 - Open Eye Exhibition Edinburgh.

Biography / CV of David Annand

David Annand`s Biography
`Nae Day Sae Dark` in Perth High Street is one of Annand`s best known pieces. This powerful testimony to the work of the poet William Soutar shows the potential of his technical and aesthetic experience. It answers the demanding criteria of public-art, thus combining heavy engineering, street furniture, local history, poetry, even irony and despair. As a composition it is as tight as the poem itself and equally accessible; important factors in both their philosophies.
"My work has grown out of a tradition of figurative representation exploiting the plasticity of clay. It deals with vitality, balance, gravity and irony. It is very important that my work should remain accessible to everyone i.e. realistic human or animal subjects, observed and modelled with discipline, set in a slightly incongruous composition, using the site as a plinth and often involving an abstract element in the composition. Think of a Richard Thompson song. It can be sentimental or traditional but then it is spiked with a guitar solo that is so abstract it is at the very edge of the genre. I wish I could achieve this in my sculpture. Everything is abstract. Looking back at my sculpture you`d think I am obsessed with giving gravity a hard time and taking my materials to the limit. It`s easy enough to make life-like sculptures, but, by nudging them off balance, in an awkward place - it makes them vulnerable, precarious; they get an urgency to be alive.".

Awards and Prizes of David Annand

David Annand`s Awards
1987 - Sir Otto Beit Medal - Royal Society of British Sculptors for `Deer Leap`
1989 - Winner of the Peth High Street Sculpture Competition Perth Partnership
1989 - Winner Almswall Raod Sculpture Competition Irvine Development Corporation
1995 - Winner of the competition to design a sculpture for the Ashworth Roundabout
1995 - Winner of the competition to design a sculpture for Lord Street, Wreham
1996 - Winner Strathcarron Hospice composition unveiled by Princess Anne
1997 - Winner Birley Street Blackpool Public Sculpture Competition
1998 - Winner of public art commission in Basingstoke
1998 - Winner of public art commission of Nokia in Franborough
1998 - Winner pf public art commission in Fraserburgh
1998 - Winner Dunbar Swimming Pool Sculpture competion
1999 - Winner of the Maidstone commission of Whatmans Field DNA arbour of double helices
2000 - Winner of the Bache Roundabout commission Chester
2002 - Winner of the project to create a memorial to the poet Robert Fergusson.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by David Annand

David Annand`s Commissions

1991 - Tugnet Ice House commission "Osprey and Salmon"
1990 - "Architecture Bitch" bought for Edinburgh City Art Centre
1992 - Broughty Ferry Library commission
1994 - Two large private commissions "Two Leaping Roe Buck" "Royal Stag" "Osprey" and more
1995 - Avonside Homes East Kilbride commission Two Men Conversation Piece
1997 - British High commission Hong Kong - Three Cranes in Flight
2001 - Completed major commissions for BT Brentwood and Maidstone
2002 - Major commissions for Dundee Fleet Hampshire.

Qualifications / Education of David Annand

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Mediums utilised

David Annand's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David Annand's work is found in the following categories on site:
Public Art Sculpture (5)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (3)
Figurative Public Art Sculptures (3)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Monumental Sculptures
Stylized People Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Architectural Sculptures
Literary and Musical Characters Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Gymnast or Gymnastic sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary
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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
Customer comment on 'Beautiful Coins - Commissioned' by Shaun Gagg
The sculptures arrived in the meantime and on weekend I brought them home to my private house/garden. They arrived in a perfect condition and when I have opened them I was speechless Shaun, they look great. I got the picture from you where I could see them before but in reality they look much more better !!! JJJ I am really happy thank you so much that you made them for me. They will get a perfect place in my garden I will send you pictures than ! Once again m... [Read more]
Andrea D, St Ruprecht, Austria.