Guy Portelli Exhibition
31 October – 28 November 9 am – 12 midday Monday to Friday and by appointment. Guy’s iconic sculptures will be supported by photography by Charles Everest and paintings by Chris Myers RI RBA on the pop icon theme.
Guy Portelli took his Pop Icon project to the BBC TV Dragons’ Den in a bid to raise the money and profile of a collection he had been working on for 34 years. The project captured the imagination of the ‘Dragons’ as well as the viewers. Guy Portelli said, “I walked away with the support of three Dragons and more money than I originally asked for, which was really helpful.”
The artist’s project grew in concept and ambition, and became the biggest exhibition on the theme of the Pop Icon ever staged in the UK.
Guy is now bringing a selection of his sculptures to CICCIC for probably the most exciting show ever staged in Taunton.
Come along and meet pop icons such as John Lennon, Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix, The Spice Girls, Led Zeppelin and more.
Guy’s sculptures will be supported by 2D work by a number of his friends.
Guy will give a talk about his work from 11 am Friday 1st November and will run a mosaic workshop from 11 am Thursday 28th November from 11-3pm.
Who’s it For
We have all of us, young and old, lived through the age of the pop icon. Guy Portelli’s sculptures will, therefore, appeal to all sections of society.
“The Heart Throb is the pulse that connects all of us, across religious divides and continents; it is a unifying element that opens our eyes and ears to other cultures and their aspirations. It is a musical journey we all can share.”
In a surreal scenario, music legends such as John Lennon, The Who, Bono, Elton John and The Spice Girls will co-exist in one room in Taunton for a month – it doesn’t get any better than that!