Louise Giblin

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Louise Giblin
Louise Giblin, July 2014.JPG
Louise Giblin, July 2014

Louise Giblin (born 1963) MA, MRBS, is a British body-cast sculptor.[1] She is noted in particular for her “Body-Casting Olympians” project.


Giblin trained under Antony Gormley and Peter Randall-Page at Brighton Polytechnic (1982–86) and at the Chelsea College of Arts (1989–93). From 1990 to 1994 she was on the Secondary Education Advisory Group within the Design Council, London. She was elected Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2010 and was elected a full Member in 2014.[citation needed]


In October 2015 Giblin was awarded a Lorenzo Il Magnifico international medal for Sculpture by the jury at Florence Biennale.[citation needed]

Giblin was selected as the visual artist to represent the UK at the G7 of Art, part of a larger G7 of Culture in Florence, Italy.[citation needed]

Olympians project[edit]

This project aimed to record the physiques of five British Olympians in 2011. Each subject body-cast also had a series of surface decorations pertinent to their lives. Part of the profits was donated to the Headfirst charity, which funds research into brain injuries. This project led Giblin to be called[by whom?] “one of the world’s leading body cast sculptors”.[2]

The body-casts weigh around 10 kg and must be worn for an hour whilst setting.[3]

The chosen subjects were:[citation needed]

Living Legends project[edit]

This work was produced for exhibition at Gallery Different in London November 2014. The exhibition private view was attended by Michael Portillo, Heather Mills, Duncan Goodhew and Reuben Richards.[citation needed]

War Veterans project[edit]

This is an exercise in "historical memory": casting the hands and body parts of British Military personnel who have served in the many wars post World War One. The subjects include the artist's brother, Brigadier John McIntosh, who served in Bosnia. The project is planned to be exhibited until November 2018, the centenary of the last day of World War One, having begun on the centenary of the start of the war.[4]

Other exhibitions[edit]

  • March 2011 RBA Mall Galleries, London
  • July 2011 Meta-Human, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London
  • July- September 2011 Art of Imagination, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
  • Nov 2011 Edinburgh International Art Fair
  • February–March 2012 RBA Mall Galleries, London
  • March 2012 Glasgow Art Fair
  • June 2012 British Olympic Foundation Event, Frant (Lord Colin Moynihan's estate)
  • July 2012 Sculpture and Sport - A Celebration for 2012, The Octagon, Bath
  • March 2013 RBA Mall Galleries, London
  • March–July 2013 Beth Tweddle MBE sculpture at Museum of Liverpool
  • October 2013 Lords Cricket Ground, London
  • March 2014 RBA Mall Galleries, London
  • September 2015 Aberdeen Art Fair
  • September 2015 Manchester Art Fair
  • November 2015 Edinburgh International Art Fair
  • April 2016 Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
  • August–September 2016 Edinburgh Festival, Urbane Art Gallery
  • September–October 2016 Cambridge Art Fair
  • November 2016 Edinburgh International Art Fair
  • January 2017 London Art Fair
  • April 2017 Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
  • April 2017 Taekwon-Do European Championships, Liverpool


  1. ^ Aspect County (journal), winter 2014 pp32,33
  2. ^ Art of England, November 2011
  3. ^ "Beth Tweddle sculpture presented to her in Liverpool". BBC. March 13, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Aspect County (journal) Winter 2014, pp 32,33