Take a look at the view

Press Release: 28/12/2005

Don't miss the last few days of Rob Truscott's exhibition in the view, Winchester's visual arts space in Bridge Street. His exhibition called 'Exodus' will be running from 13 December 2005 until 13 January 2006. Passers by can see work created and installed into the shop window.

The 'Exodus' is a synthesis of his degree show work from Winchester School of Art.

Most of his sculptures are modelled from life, in materials ranging from plaster to wax, then cast into bronze editions for sale.

Since graduating he has produced much of his work in St. Petersburg and the environs of the Repin Academy of Arts. The five Prisoners of War that make up the exhibition centrepiece were conceived while he was in Russia.

Rob Truscott said of his work, "The encirclement and destruction of the German Army on the River Volga represented a huge turn around in the fortunes of the Allied cause. Around 91,000 men were taken prisoner, less than 5000 ever returned to Germany many years after war's end. I have always been fascinated by the ironies and the scale of human tragedy existing in this most relentless and tragic of campaigns."

For more information about Rob's work you can visit his website at: www.robtruscott.co.uk  

the view is managed and funded by Winchester City Council's Arts Development Service with the help of artist and teacher Ali Eales, and is for the display of new work created by students and early career artists and craft makers. If you would like more information about showing work there or about any of the artists involved, please contact Niki Renshaw on 01962 848 303.