Hoare, Toddy

My sculpture is mainly figurative and my subject matter tends to be theological & scriptural. I take commissions, enjoy the 1 to 1 of doing portrait busts, but much of my work gets done during quiet days and retreats. I trained with John Mills and at City & Guilds of London School of Art, and further honed relief modelling skills as studio assistant to Cecil Thomas, who did the 1953 coinage.

I was part time assistant to 3 other London sculptors and spent some time in a Yorkshire foundry casting sculpture before being freelance for a few years, as work dried up with the mid ’70s recession. As an ordained parish priest, sculpture became very much part of my ministry, best described as Sermons in Bronze or Theology in 3D, and during sabbatical study periods I obtained various Arts Council grants for large projects like The Stations of the Cross on permanent display with another set of panels, The Call of the Disciples, at Burton Agnes Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Having retired to Oxford from native North Yorkshire I am back to full time sculpture and looking for new outlets, having already had a few independent exhibitions in some of the Oxford churches, and Broad Canvas. I use Fiorini and Lockbund foundries, and LS Casting, and some bronzes are scattered around various galleries.

Upcoming Exhibitions and Submissions 

RBA open exhibition
Mall Galleries London, 22nd March to 1st April 2017

Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition
Menier Gallery, Southwark, SE1, 7th to 11th March 2017..

Previous Exhibitions – 2016

Merton College, Oxford
4 of 8 relief panels of the Stations of the Nativity and a bronze study of a Nursing Mother for the series.

Time, Tide, Toddlers & Tombs, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
An exhibition of Drawing, sketches, watercolours, ideas and relief sculpture relating to the theme of the wide title and drawing on theology.

RBA open exhibition
Mall Galleries London.

Magdalen College School Arts Festival
Sculpture exhibition in the school grounds including A Forest of Heads comprising some 15 heads done over the years.

Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition
The annual AFAS exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

Toddy can be contacted via www.axisweb.org/p/toddyhoare

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