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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry Ltd

Foundry set up in Limehouse Basin in London’s East End in 1989 by New Zealand-born sculptor Mark Kennedy. Originally intending to cast only his own sculptures, he began taking on work from other sculptors, gradually building up a large client list, so that by 2002 he was employing about 30 people. The foundry specialises in lost wax casting of bronze and other non-ferrous metals. Public sculptures include Lawrence Holofcener’s Allies, 1995, Old Bond Street, London; Nicola Hicks’s Bettle, 2000, Anchor Square, Bristol; Les Johnson’s London Dockers, 2009, Royal Victoria Dock, East London; Tim Shaw’s The Drummer, 2011, Truro, Cornwall; Douglas Jenning’s Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji DFC, 2014, Gravesend, Kent; Allan Sly’s Sir Alec Bedser, 2015, Woking, Surrey; and Hazel Reeves’s Sir Nigel Gresley, 2016, King’s Cross Station, London, and ‘Rise Up Women’ (Emmeline Pankhurst), 2018, Manchester. Other clients include Jane Ackroyd, Maurice Blik, Paul Day, Sean Hedges-Quinn, Sean Henry, Michael Sandle and André Wallace.

Sources: Bronze Age London website; NPG British bronze sculpture founders.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022