Sculptor born in London. He began as a potter, studying under the Malaysian potter Poh Chap Yeap and selling his own work, 1976–78, in London and Europe. Sabin subsequently studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art, 1979–83, returning to teach, 1997–2006. He made his first installation in 1990 for the Chisenhale Gallery, London. His work in the public realm includes several commissions in which he was lead artist: History Wall, Whitstable, Kent (part of the Horsebridge Development, 2001–03); Square Bridge, Round Bridge and Viewing Platform, Ravensbury Park, Merton, London (part of the Wandle Trail art programme, 2002–05); and The Calibrated Ramp, part of the ‘Art changes Bracknell’ programme, for Bracknell, Berkshire (2003–06). Between 2006 and 2010 he was working on The Coldstones Cut at Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales, which won the PMSA Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in 2011. His Painting and Sculpture, 2013, was commissioned to mark the former site of Chelsea College of Art in Manresa Road, Chelsea, now Henry Moore Court. Sabin has exhibited widely, both in solo and group exhibitions. He lives and works with his wife, the sculptor Laura Ford, and their three children.
Terry Cavanagh November 2022
Andrew Sabin, 2016 (photo: © A.K. Purkiss)