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September 23, 2011

Christophe Gordon-Brown

Born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1952, Christophe Gordon-Brown came to England when he was ten and attended school in South and North Wales. He then moved to Cambridge, where he completed his A levels at the Cambridgeshire College of Arts & Technology. Long fascinated by forms and stones, Gordon-Brown then contemplated training as a sculptor, but decided to opt for a more secure future and trained as a goldsmith. Following his studies at Loughborough College of Art and Design, he went travelling and spent a year working on boats on the Amazon and in hotels and restaurants in Columbia and Peru. Back in England, Gordon-Brown set up a workshop in Loughborough. In 1985, he decided to return to Cambridge and worked as a jewellery designer on Magdalene Street. Ten years later, Gordon-Brown moved to his own premises on Grantchester Street in Newnham.

Shortly after a burglary at his workshop, Gordon-Brown had a chance conversation with an elderly lady who commissioned him to produce an original sculpture. He accepted the challenge and has produced more than seventy sculptures since. The devastating burglary aside, Gordon-Brown has not looked back and has recently won a major competition for a large-scale sculpture for Robinson College, Cambridge.

Further to his work as a goldsmith and sculptor, Christophe also regularly teaches spoon-making in Ireland and runs sculpture workshops alongside an ‘open-access’ use of his studio in Cambridge. He is also an accomplished poet. Christophe Gordon-Brown lives in Cambridge.

August 16, 2011

Selected Artists Private View

Come along to the private view for i2Art Gallery’s Selected Artists exhibition this Saturday, 2-4pm, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s in our new courtyard space. The exhibition includes work by Alan Foxley, Anji Jackson-Main, Anna Tun, Irena Willmott, Justin Hawkes, Mel Fraser, Michael Westbrook and Christophe Gordon-Brown.

We also have a body of work by Helena Reut on show, so please feel free to come and have a look.

May 19, 2011

Christophe Gordon-Brown

Hello WordPress! Sorry it’s been a while, there have been no posts for a while as we were very busy with the Private View for LandMarks, which was a great success, thanks to all for coming!

Today we are featuring one of the artists from LandMarks on our blog, Christophe Gordon-Brown

Born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1952, Christophe Gordon-Brown came to England when he was ten. First at home in Lichfield, he subsequently attended school in South and North Wales. He then moved to Cambridge, where he completed his A levels at CCAT, the Cambridgeshire College of Arts & Technology.

Long fascinated by forms and stones, Gordon-Brown then contemplated training as a sculptor, but decided to opt for a more secure future and trained as a goldsmith. Following his studies at Loughborough College of Art and Design, he went travelling and spent a year working on boats on the Amazon and in hotels and restaurants in Columbia and Peru.

Back in England, Gordon-Brown set up a workshop in Loughborough. In 1985, he decided to return to Cambridge and worked as a jewellery designer on Magdalene Street. Ten years later, Gordon-Brown moved to his own premises on Grantchester Street in Newnham. Shortly after, a burglary at his workshop robbed him of all his stock, gold and stones, but as luck would have it, he had a chance conversation with an elderly lady who commissioned him to produce an original sculpture. Gordon-Brown accepted the challenge and has produced more than seventy sculptures since.

Ever larger in size, he occasionally uses the pavement in front of his studio and a neighbour’s garden as additional work space, but also has access to a large studio in Fulbourn. The devastating burglary aside, Gordon-Brown has not looked back and has recently won a major competition for a large-scale sculpture for Robinson College, Cambridge.

Further to his work as a goldsmith and sculptor, Gordon-Brown also regularly teaches spoon-making in Ireland and runs sculpture workshops alongside an ‘open-access’ use of his studio in Cambridge. He is also an accomplished poet.

Christophe Gordon-Brown lives in Cambridge.

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May 3, 2011

‘LandMarks’

What an exciting Tuesday here in the i2Art gallery. We are currently preparing for our upcoming exhibition, LandMarks, and work is already beginning to go on display. The exhibition starts this Saturday, 7th May, with the private view which is held from 2-4pm, everybody is welcome to come down and enjoy the new selection of work with a glass of wine! Artists exhibiting their work in the exhibition include Gill Townsend, Isobel Stemp, Nick Andrew, Rose Scott, Elizabeth Jardine, Christophe Gordon-Brown and Tony Worobiec.