September 2010 will see the one-year anniversary of the installation of Simon Gudgeon’s Serenity in Hyde Park. Serenity is the first piece of public sculpture to be placed in the park for over 50 years and has formed an integral part of the hugely successful £2-million fundraising campaign to build the new Look Out Education Centre.
Halcyon Gallery will outline The Serenity Story, alongside a display of Simon Gudgeon’s new work; Crane, Swan and a 1-metre-high Reflection.
We will also present an overview of Gudgeon’s work which will appear in three U.S. museums this September. At The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Wyoming, on display will be Serenity, Reflection, Swan and Bobwhite Quail in the exhibition Western Visions. Western Visions offers for sale around 1,000 works of art by 150 top artists. Gudgeon has been selected as one of the two featured artists for 2010 and will lead an annotated walk through the galleries.
Art and the Animal is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA). This 50th-anniversary exhibition will contain around 150 works of art. Premiering at the San Diego Natural History Museum, it will then go on an extensive national tour. SAA members compete to have their work included selected by a jury. Here, Gudgeon will showcase Pelicans.
Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin has organised Birds in Art annually, seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subjects. It is an annual juried exhibition that showcases a variety of artistic styles created by artists the world over. In this exhibition, Gudgeon will feature a 1-metre Serenity.