Brendan Jamison name

 

 

 

 

CURATED PROJECTS

 

"it's such a pleasure to welcome a real sculptor who has a deft, playful touch, as well as an over-active imagination." Brian McAvera

   SCULPTURE magazine, July/August 2009, published by The International Sculpture Center, New Jersey, USA

 


COMMISSIONS DOCUMENTATION

 

2012: 10 DOWNING STREET, LONDON

 

NUMBER 10 (2012) Brendan Jamison, carved sugar cubes,

44.5 x 26 x 14 cms This sculpture is on display in the

Front Hall at 10 Downing Street, February - September 2012

Exhibition curated by Janice Blackburn. Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

Exhibition curator Janice Blackburn with Brendan Jamison as they walk inside

to install the carved sugar sculpture in the Front Hall of Number 10 on

10 February 2012. Exhibition continues until September 2012.

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

 

NUMBER 10 (2012) Brendan Jamison

carved sugar cubes, 44.5 x 26 x 14 cms

Photography: Tony Corey for Jamison Sculpture Studio

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

NUMBER 10 (2012) Brendan Jamison,

carved sugar cubes, 44.5 x 26 x 14 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

 

2012: ISABELLA'S TOWER

Ardglass, Northern Ireland

ISABELLA'S TOWER [Small] (2012) Brendan Jamison

Carved sugar cubes, 19.5 x 9 x 9 cms

Displayed in a glass dome: 27.5 x 15 x 15 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

Isabella's Tower. Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

 

ABOUT ISABELLA'S TOWER

Perched on top of a hill at the highest point in the County Down town of Ardglass, Isabella's Tower is a two storey construction, rising 8 metres high (27 feet) and 5.5 metres wide (18 feet). The first level is octagonal with one door and one window. A staircase leads to the upper floor which is circular with four windows.

On 1st March 1851, the local newspaper, the 'Down Recorder', states that upon digging the foundations for this ornamental tower, a cinerary urn containing calcined human bones was discovered, the dating of which is in the Bronze Age. This prehistoric burial ground was found on the summit of the conical hill known locally as the 'Ward'. This hill, which is evidently artificial and resembles the tumuli known in different parts of Dorsetshire in England leaves no doubt that this mound was raised as a monument to a warrior, bard or chief.

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1210 King John of England marches through Lecale with his army, stopping at Jordan de Sackville's castle, thought to be where Isabella's Tower stands today.

1851 Aubrey William Beauclerk (1801-1854) builds the tower for his

sickly daughter, Isabella, who was suffering from tuberculosis.

According to records, the retreat served its purpose as Isabella

survived, later marrying George Palatiano, a sergeant-major from

Corfu, in 1867.

1885 Isabella's Tower is leased to the Admiralty and used as a

Coastguard station.

1908 The estate is sold off to various individual proprietors.

1978 The tower is given Grade B1 listed building status.

1999 Isabella's Tower is bought by Sean Caughey.

 

 

 

 

ISABELLA'S TOWER [Small] (2012) Brendan Jamison

Carved sugar cubes, 19.5 x 9 x 9 cms

Displayed in a glass dome: 27.5 x 15 x 15 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

ISABELLA'S TOWER [Small] (2012) Brendan Jamison

Carved sugar cubes, 19.5 x 9 x 9 cms

Displayed in a glass dome: 27.5 x 15 x 15 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

Aerial view of ISABELLA'S TOWER [Small] (2012) Brendan Jamison

Carved sugar cubes, 19.5 x 9 x 9 cms

Displayed in a glass dome: 27.5 x 15 x 15 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

 

ISABELLA'S TOWER [Small] (2012) Brendan Jamison

Carved sugar cubes, 19.5 x 9 x 9 cms

Displayed in a glass dome: 27.5 x 15 x 15 cms

Image © Brendan Jamison 2012

 

 

2011: BBC ONE Northern Ireland

OUT OF THE BLUE, live television broadcast

Brendan Jamison was invited onto BBC One arts programme 'Out of the Blue' on Monday 7

November 2011 to create a carved sugar cube sculpture of the front facade of Belfast City Hall

for a BBC 'Children in Need' charity auction. Built in the Baroque Revival style, the city hall

was completed in 1906.

BELFAST CITY HALL (2011) Brendan Jamison, carved sugar cubes,

30 x 54 x 3 cms, displayed within a specially-constructed oak coffee table.,

Commissioned by BBC One Northern Ireland.

Detail of BELFAST CITY HALL (2011) Brendan Jamison, carved sugar cubes,

30 x 54 x 3 cms, displayed within a specially-constructed oak coffee table.,

Commissioned by BBC One Northern Ireland.

 

 

2011: ART ON THE SEAFRONT

Queen's Parade, Bangor, N. Ireland

 

'Art on the Seafront' 2011 features a series of 20 large-scale billboard images documenting the entire construction process of Brendan Jamison's sugar cube sculpture of Bangor Castle

Town Hall. The 100 metre long stretch of photographs rejuvenates Bangor Town Centre's

empty space at Queen's Parade redevelopment site. A time-lapse video installation of the

construction is also on display at 124 High Street in a vacant shop. Deputy Mayor of North

Down Alan Leslie launched the exhibition on Tuesday 6 September at Queen's Parade

redevelopment site. Billboard images by Multi-media Production Officer Gary McCormick.

The Art on the Seafront project, now in its 9th year, was initiated by North Down Borough

Council’s Art Section. Each year Art on the Seafront utilises diverse external locations including vacant shop fronts, billboards, adshel bus shelters and advertising mesh to bring visual art out of the gallery space and into the public realm, giving people who may not normally attend exhibitions an opportunity to view visual art. The projects revitalises vacant spaces and derelict buildings in Bangor Town centre.

 

 

Invited guests gather for the speech to launch the event on Tuesday 6 September 2011

at 11am on Queen's Parade, Bangor, N. Ireland

Curator of 'Art on the Seafront' Gail Prentice, sculptor Brendan Jamison and Multi-Media Officer Gary McCormick

at the launch on 6 September 2011 at 11am on Queen's Parade, Bangor, N. Ireland

Sculptor Brendan Jamison with Curator of 'Art on the Seafront' Gail Prentice at the launch on 6 September 2011

at 11am on Queen's Parade, Bangor, N. Ireland

 

Curator of 'Art on the Seafront' Gail Prentice, Deputy Mayor of North Down Alan Leslie and sculptor Brendan Jamison at the launch

on 6 September 2011 at 11am on Queen's Parade, Bangor, N. Ireland

 

Video projection at 124 High Street, Bangor. A time-lapse video documenting the sugar cube construction of

Bangor Castle Town Hall.

 

For further information on Art on the Seafront please click here

 

 

2011: BANGOR CASTLE TOWN HALL

North Down Museum, N. Ireland

 

Commissioned by North Down Borough Council, Jamison's sugar cube sculpture of Bangor Castle Town Hall was on display in the North Down Museum from 14 August to 14 September 2011 before moving to its permanent home in the Town Hall reception. Designed by architect William Burn, the original Elizabethan-revival mansion was built in 1852 as a family home for Robert Edward Ward. The year is signified in Jamison's model through the hands in the clock tower pointing to 'eight minutes to seven' which, in the 24 hour clock, is 18:52.

 

 

 

BANGOR CASTLE TOWN HALL (2011) Brendan Jamison, carved sugar cubes, 55 x 113 x 100 cms, displayed in

a clear plastic display case on a beech wood base and pedestal,

commissioned by North Down Borough Council, Northern Ireland.

Image © Brendan Jamison

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

Image © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

BANGOR CASTLE TOWN HALL (2011) Brendan Jamison, carved sugar cubes,

55 x 113 x 100 cms, displayed in a clear plastic display case on a beech wood base and pedestal,

commissioned by North Down Borough Council, Northern Ireland.

Images © Gary McCormick for North Down Borough Council

 

Detail of clock tower in BANGOR CASTLE TOWN HALL (2011) Brendan Jamison,

carved sugar cubes, 55 x 113 x 100 cms, displayed in a clear plastic display case on a beech

wood base and pedestal, commissioned by North Down Borough Council, Northern Ireland.

Image © Brendan Jamison

 

 

2010: NEO BANKSIDE & TATE MODERN (London)

 

Commissioned by Native Land & Grosvenor for the 2010 London Festival of Architecture, Jamison's sugar cube sculptures of NEO Bankside and Tate Modern were displayed at the NEO Bankside Pavilion on the Southbank, London. NEO Bankside is designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The original bankside power station was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. It was transfomed into Tate Modern by Herzog and DeMeuron and opened to the public in 2000.

 

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

Nicholas Gray (Native Land) with Criag McWilliam (Grosvenor) and Sculptor Brendan Jamison

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

Nicholas Gray (Native Land) with Criag McWilliam (Grosvenor)

Photography © Ash Knotek, commissioned by CAMRON on behalf of NEO Bankside

TATE MODERN & NEO BANKSIDE (2010) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100 architectural models,

carved sugar cubes & loose sugar crystals, 100 x 347.5 x 180 cms,

sculptures commissioned by Native Land & Grosvenor

for the London Festival of Architecture, NEO Bankside Pavilion,

Southbank, 2nd - 4th July 2010

        

At Turbine Hall entrance to Tate Modern, NEO Bankside Pavilion for the LFA 2010

Photography © Brendan Jamison

Outdoor signage for LFA 2010 at the NEO Bankside Pavilion at the sloping Turbine Hall entrance to Tate Modern.

 

   

Photographer: © Donal McCann (Photography commissioned by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland)

STUDIO IMAGE: TATE MODERN (2010) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100 architectural model, carved sugar cubes,

100 x 347.5 x 180 cms, sculpture commissioned by Native Land & Grosvenor for the 

London Festival of Architecture, NEO Bankside Pavilion, Southbank, 2nd - 4th July 2010.

 

 

  2008: SUGAR WALK (N. Ireland)

   ARCHITECTURAL MODEL COMMISSION, SCALE 1:100

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes , 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar and cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sugar Walk

SUGAR WALK (2008) Brendan Jamison, scale 1:100, sugar cubes, 60 x 65 x 35 cms,
commissioned by Bradkeel Developments for CBRE site at Great Patrick Street, Belfast

 

 

 

 

 

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All images © Brendan Jamison 2000-2015, with the exception of those attributed to © Ash Knotek & © Donal McCann

 

 

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