'The Dance' - Exhibition Extended, 15th June 2015

Posted 15/06/15
'The Dance' 'The Dance'

Due to the great response to this exhibition, Canberra Centre have announced the exhibition will be extended to the end of the year. It has been great to see all the photos taken on Instagram as well as the very kind messages too!

 

 

 

Visionaries, Success Stories, Bahrain

Posted 01/06/15
Visionaries, Success Stories

It has been a privilege speaking alongside Haute Couture designer Maggie Norris and the architect Carlos Zapata and meeting the many young and talented people who attended. Bahrain is an exciting and forward-thinking country, proactively developing new opportunities while respecting there heritage and traditions. However, as the culture still favours conventional academic professions over artistic and entrepreneurial endeavours, the Visionary initiatives is providing valuable mentorship and business opportunities to young Barhainis who wish to pursue careers in the creative fields. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of so many young creatives who are already success stories in their own right.

 

 

 

Benjamin Shine - Creative Conversation at Canberra Centre

Posted 25/05/15
Creative Conversation Creative Conversation

I am looking forward to another creative conversation at the Canberra Centre this Friday, talking about the installation, its fabrication as well as other works completed to date. For more information and to reserve places please email rsvp@canberracentre.com.au

 

 

 

Tulle Installation 'The Dance' at the Canberra Centre, Australia

Posted 20/05/15
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My latest exhibition, The Dance, opens at Canberra Centre, Australia today. The exhibition marks the first in a new initiative to showcase international artists through large-scale and site-specific exhibitions within Canberra Centre's award-winning complex. The exhibition explores the classic subject of dance as a powerful yet brief creative force, charged with passion and energy bursting from the source as if manifesting momentarily. The installation is constructed from over 2000 metres of suspended tulle, back-lit to reveal the faces and figures, created by pleating and hand-sewing the tulle into form. The exhibition runs until August 2015. For more information please visit canberracentre.com.au

 

 

 

'Entwined' Wedding Ribbon Sculpture & Installation

Posted 20/02/15
'Entwined' Wedding Ribbon Sculpture & Installation

Created for our wedding, 'Entwined' celebrates our journey together and the idea of two souls taking physical form, falling in love and sharing every twist and turn along the way. The sculpture and installation takes the form of two ribbons, floating from the air as they loop and converge to define each profile. The ribbons continue meandering around trees and over branches, flowing into the forest where they entwine to form the wedding arch. The piece was designed to be seen as guests arrived, while also providing a practical guide to the ceremony area, 150 metres away in the forest. In total, over 4 kilometres of handwork was required in bending and compressing the mesh to create the ribbons.

 

 

 

Guest Speaker at Visionaries, Success Stories, Bahrain

Posted 15/01/15
Visionaries, Success Stories, Bahrain

I am honoured to be invited to speak at the annual Visionaries: Success Stories event in Bahrain on June 1st. This brilliant initiative aims to inspire, mentor and provide valuable opportunities for young creatives and entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

Tulle Flows Helps Raise Funds for Fight Aids, Monaco

Posted 01/12/14
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Congratulations to Fight Aids who have celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a gala auction, hosted by HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco. My Tulle Flow 'Clarity' has helped raise funds for this very worthy cause.

 

 

 

'Toggle' Helps Raise Funds for the NSPCC 'Paddington Trail'

Posted 05/11/14
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I was delighted to be invited to design a Paddington Bear sculpture for the NSPCC charity exhibition and even happier to be granted special permission by the Paddington Bear Estate to create this unique shape for the series. Taking inspiration from Paddington's wooden fasteners on his famous duffle coat, 'Toggle' will be exhibited alongside other designs by some of the world's most recognised names including Sandra Bulluck, Nicole Kidman, Zaha Hadid and David Beckham. Toggle will be exhibited outside London's Museum of Childhood. For more information please visit VisitLondon.com

 

 

 

Alternative Light Exhibition, Monaco

Posted 14/10/14
Alternative Light

A series of new tulle works will be exhibited at this year's exhibition in Monaco, alongside works by an illustrious group of multi-disciplinary creatives including Zaha Hadid, Pharrel William and Carlos Zapata.

 

 

 

Art Below Exhibition at The West Bank Gallery, London

Posted 10/06/14
Rekindle

Two tulle works will be exhibited at The Art Below exhibition at London's West Bank Gallery, 137 Westbourne Grove, from 21st June to 4th July. For more information please visit ArtBelow.org.uk

 

 

 

Fox News America presents Benjamin Shine

Posted 12/05/14

Thank you to Fox News for this fantastic presentation of my tulle work. New tulle works are currently in progress and discussions underway regarding some exciting brand collaborations.

More news of these and other projects will be updated here and via the newsletter which can be subscribed to here.

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New Tulle Works at Opera Gallery

Posted 03/04/14
Rekindle

New tulle works are now exhibited at both Opera Gallery Monaco and Opera Gallery London.

 

 

 

The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, New York

Posted 01/04/14
The Faberge Big Egg Hunt The Faberge Big Egg Hunt

I'm very honoured that my All-Ways New York egg sculpture has been selected to promote The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, which is taking place in New York over Easter. The exhibition features over 250 egg sculptures by leading artists including Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel and Tracey Emin. The eggs will be hidden throughout the city before being auctioned to raise funds for Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

Constructed from 52 New York street signs, All-Ways New York pays homage to the many varied streets and locations that underpin the diversity of this inspiring city. My egg will also feature on T-shirts and other Big Egg Hunt products, which will be on sale for a limited time through Saks Fifth Avenue and online. The proceeds from these sales will also go to the two charities involved. For more information please visit www.TheBigEggHunt.org

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Rekindle Update

Posted 19/02/14
Rekindle

I have been delighted and overwhelmed by the incredible response to my Rekindle prototype.

This interest, along with the thousands of emails which continue to be received, clearly demonstrate a genuine demand for the product - which is superb!

I am now talking with several reputable brands who have expressed interest in developing it further with me, so news of any progress will be updated on this website and via the newsletter which can be subscribed to here.

Please note, Rekindle is not currently available so orders cannot be taken at this time.

Again, thank you for your interest and very kind messages!

 

 

 

Slow Motion / Exhibition at Grace Belgravia

Posted 03/10/13
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Benjamin's latest series of tulle work, Slow Motion, is now showing at London's Grace Belgravia, 11C West Halkin Street from 3rd-17th October. In addition, several of Benjamin’s well-known portraits are also included in the exhibition. For more information or to arrange a private viewing please get in contact.

 

 

 

Oceanographic Museum Exhibition, Monaco

Posted 27/09/13
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Benjamin's new tulle portrait of Princess Charlene has been unveiled at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Benjamin's portrait forms part of a unique group of works by multi-disciplinary artists and musicians including Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr. The exhibition runs from 25th September-13th October.

 

 

 

Sir Peter Blake Tulle Portrait

Posted 27/09/13
Sir Peter Blake

Benjamin latest tulle portrait of legendary explorer and sailor Sir Peter Blake has been commissioned by Emirates Team New Zealand. The piece is currently exhibited at the team's headquarter at the America's Cup Race in San Francisco.

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Slow Motion / Monaco Gallery of Modern Art

Posted 22/08/13
Slow Motion

Benjamin's latest series of tulle work, Slow Motion, will be exhibited at The Monaco Gallery of Modern Art from 11th - 27th September. These abstract 'flows' aim to take their compositional cues from the fabric itself to reveal the inherent qualities of motion, fragility and transience.

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Forthcoming Exhibition, Grace Belgravia

Posted 22/08/13
Grace

Benjamin has been invited to exhibit at the beautiful Grace Belgravia members club in London coinciding with The Frieze Art Fair. His portrait of Elizabeth Taylor is currently situated in the main lounge and will soon be joined by other portraits as well as his latest series, Slow Motion. The exhibition will take place in the atrium gallery, from 3rd-25th October. Benjamin will also be giving talks on certain days. If you would like to visit the exhibition please contact studio@benjaminshine.com for further information.

 

 

 

New Zealand America's Cup

Posted 22/08/13
New Zealand America's Cup

Commissioned for the New Zealand Americas Cup, Benjamin has created 3 portraits of the key figures behind Emirates Team New Zealand. Constructed from the original sailboat fabric in the team's signature colours and woven through suspended mesh panels, the works have been exhibited throughout the tournament.

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Givenchy Collaboration

Posted 26/03/13
Givenchy Collaboration

Benjamin Shine has collaborated with Givenchy on a unique series of garments, which bring together the worlds of art, sportswear and Haute Couture. Reinterpreting Givenchy's religious iconography prints from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, Benjamin Shine's hand-made technique pushes the idea of Givenchy's signature printed sweatshirts and t-shirts to an ultimate form of expression. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be made-to-order from Givenchy's Haute Couture salons.

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