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William Braithwaite

Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors

Braithwaite holds a BA in Sculpture and Environmental Art from The Glasgow School of Art. Has won multiple awards for his work: RSS Gilbert Bayes Award 2018, Creative Edinburgh award 2019 and Richard Coley Award 2020. He is interested in objects which engage the viewer in a bodily way, these are large-scale works which are complex in design from the built up repetitions. The work is made from recycled concrete and is left with the bland natural colour of the material. This helps draw the attention to the form itself, influence from brutalist and minimal architecture can be seen but demonstrate form over function which art can consider.

 

Concrete, steel and copper

Concretion VI

Braithwaite is interested in objects which engage the viewer in a bodily way, these are large-scale works which are complex in design from the build-up of repetitions. The work is made from recycled concrete and is left with the bland, natural colour of the material. This helps to draw attention to the form itself: the influences of brutalist and minimal architecture can be seen but demonstrate form over function, something that art can consider when without architectural limitations.

Concrete and steel

Concretion IV

Concrete and steel

Concretion II

Concrete and steel

Concretion VII

Concrete and steel

Concretion III

Artist CV

Artists C.V William Braithwaite

Education

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The Glasgow School of Art,
Sculpture and Environmental Art,
BA (honours)
2014-2017

Leeds Arts University,
Foundation Diploma in Art and design,
2013-2014

 

Select Exhibitions
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January 2020

SSA + VAS OPEN

Royal Scottish Academy
Edinburgh

 

December 2019

Gilbert Bayes Award Show
Royal Society of Sculptors

 

January 2019

ALIGHT 
Visual Art Scotland

December 2018

121st SSA Annual show
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

September 2018

Air Open
Air Art Gallery, Manchester

August 2018

Current
The Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, Fife

July 2018

Composition
Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield

June 2018

Satellite,
Hosted by Visual Art Scotland
Summerhall, Edinburgh

April 2018

RSA New Contemporary’s 2018
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

January 2018

‘OPEN’
The Society of Scottish Artists
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

November 2017

MATERILAISM
The Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

June 2017

Glasgow School Of Art Degree Show 2017
Glasgow School Of Art

January 2017

Young Contemporys from GSA,
The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow