Sunday, 16 October 2016

Brian Mercer exhibition

The private view for the bronze show was jam packed the other evening. Thank you everyone for supporting me and the other artists Mary Bourne and Richard Jackson, it is a real privilege to be showing alongside them. The whole show looks very fine indeed with 3 very contrasting artists. I had very positive feed back for these 2
       Kintinkiri (h16cm)
 Picell (h34cm)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

EWAAC exhibition

I am delighted that my sculpture 'Cene' has been selected for the EWAAC exhibition at La Galleria, Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY with the show opening on Tuesday 18th until Saturday 22nd October. Please pop in if you are in the area

Sunday, 2 October 2016

still sawdust and more serenades

I have been at the plinths for what seems an eternity. West Ham have been singing 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' on a loop, it was there every time I turned off the chain saw. It was quite tuneful.

 shaping up

 with absolutely no help from my apprentice

 but my good chum Jenny opened the crate of bronzes when they came.
The show opens shortly! 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

serenades and sawdust

While working on the plinths I have been serenaded by West Ham football supporters who are now in the new stadium close by in the Olympic Park. 
 I am ankle deep in sawdust where I have swept it to one side.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

eucalyptus plinths

Prepping up for the show at the Royal British Society of Sculptors coming soon, I took delivery of 4 very large, very heavy fresh cut eucalyptus logs which weigh a ton! Many thanks to Charles and his team who delivered them to me -they were relieved that they did not have to haul them upstairs. I think they eat a lot of spinach
I am not sure how I shall get them down to the RBS......
Tomorrow I spend some time cleaning them up to create plinths to support the bronzes.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


Brancaster Chronicles in my studio, my current work and John Pollards paintings were under scrutiny in this series of artist discussions. See the films, read the transcripts, join the discussion online at


Friday, 29 July 2016

yet more bronze

The bronze course at Morley College is running again, a highlight for me to be able to work alongside the incredible Terry Jones and great students as usual. I look forward to seeing the results tomorrow. 

 the pour

 cooling off