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Olympian Body Casts and Nuclear Physicist at ROA Gallery

Louise Giblin ARBS and her body cast sculptures at ROA Gallery.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom


I came across amazing body cast sculptures of Louise Giblin ARBS at the Collective of Women Artists exhibition preview at the Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery in London.

Her works represent a unique combination of skill, innovation, striking detail and creative approach to depicting her subjects.  Some of her famous sitters include Olympic heroes Kriss Akabusi MBE, Sally Gunnell OBE and Paralympian Darren Leach, who’s limited edition casts in bronze, copper and aluminium are currently displayed at the Collective of Women Artists show.   Exhibition dates are 5 – 15 March 2013.  The ROA Gallery is inside the Royal Opera Arcade, just off Pall Mall.


Body cast sculptures by Louise Giblin ARBS at the ROA Gallery.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom


Another surprise of the exhibition preview was the chef, called Sarah-Jane Victoria Brookes.  Sarah-Jane from Mayfair was serving us cooked snacks with style, appropriate for an elite art event.   The funny bit came when I learnt about her background as a nuclear physicist.



Nuclear Physics PhD and amazing chef Sarah-Jane Brookes at the ROA Gallery.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom


As conversation went on we left the gallery and stepped outside.  There is Ducketts book store in the Royal Opera Arcade next door to the ROA Gallery.  I noticed “Death of a Dissident:  The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB” book by Alexander Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko in its window.

Amazingly, Sarah-Jane happened to be at the same hospital as Alexander Litvinenko at the time of his poisoning, just two wards away from him.  She had a surgery for appendicitis at the time.  There was an old lady in the ward, separating her from Litvinenko.  The old lady died and they brought a coffin for her.  But they must have confused the rooms and the coffin ended up in Sarah-Jane’s ward.  She still has a very special memory of that incident and a story to tell.

View my photos of Louise Giblin ARBS at the Collective of Women Artists exhibition preview on DEMOTIX.


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