Artist's statement ~ Adrian Gray
Adrian Gray is the pioneer of stonebalancing art. His work is predominantly sculpture and photography based on the natural world of balance. He creates balancing sculptures using weathered stone, photographing them in natural locations to capture their transient beauty.
Adrian also creates balanced sculptures as private commissions for the garden, home or workplace. He films the initial balance and then fixes the sculpture in its new location.
To show live examples of his work he performs stonebalancing demonstrations where he creates new sculptures on site.
In the past 14 years Adrian's work has evolved to include new ideas and themes, but the predominant feature remains the beauty and seemingly impossible nature of balance.
Exhibitions and Events
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 and 2016 – Adrian exhibited at his own tradestand
- On form 14 – exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor, Buckinghamshire, summer 2014
- Bang Wallop gallery, Salcombe, 31 July – 26 August 2014
- Chaumont International Garden Festival June – Nov 2014
- RHS 2014 Chelsea Flower Show – sculpture in the 'First Touch' show garden by designer Patrick Collins. Now on permanent exhibition at St George's Hospital, London
- Leica Gallery, Raffles Hotel, Singapore – Equipoise exhibition Nov 2012
- Art Trove gallery, Singapore Oct 2012
- Hartlepool one-man show Sept 2012
- Quartz Sculpture Festival 2011 – Queens College, exhibiting his sculptures in the grounds of the college.
- Apostrophe 2011 – Artist-in-residence for a week at this busy restaurant in Baker Street, London.
- Spring Tide Festival 2011
- Glastonbury 2007 – A special invitation to demonstrate in the Avalon area during this internationally acclaimed festival.
- Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Malt House Gallery 2010, 2011
- Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Axevale Show 2010
- Dorset Arts Week 2010
- Artsfest 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2011
- River Cottage Fair 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 – a regular guest at this annual fair, creating new stonebalancing sculptures and exhibiting prints.
- Henley Art Festival 2008 – Exhibiting sculptures and photographs throughout this prestigious five-day event.
- Guerrilla Art - Frieze 2006, 2007
- The One Show, BBC1, November 2015 – Adrian appears in the studio and in a film covering the creation of his largest-ever work, 'Trust in Nature', on Bodmin Moor
- August 2015 – Adrian creates a series of stonebalancing sculptures on the Isle of Man for a promotion by the island's tourist board. Photography by Mikael Buck.
- Grand Designs, Channel 4, September 2014 – Adrian creates a large stonebalancing sculpture for the garden of a new clifftop house in Wales
- Country Tracks 2011 – Alongside presenter Jodie Kidd, Adrian discusses his work and how to create a stonebalancing sculpture.
- BBC Coast 2010 – Featured in the award-winning programme on location at the beaches where Adrian creates his sculptures. Seen by an audience of millions, this exposure was the catalyst for national acclaim.
- BBC Inside Out
- Blue Peter
- NDR – Germany Sonntag 2009 – A German programme examining various subjects around Europe, with a report on Adrian's work along the Dorset coast.
- KOP TV commercial
- BBC Escape to the Country
- Daily Telegraph
- Daily Mail [Oct 2011, Sept 2010]
- The Independent
- Wessex Muse
- The Surfer's Path
- Dorset Magazine
- Kindred Spirit
- Coast Magazine
- Spirit and Destiny
- New Landscape
- Footprint guide to Dorset