Dido Crosby

Dido Crosby is a sculptor living and working in London, taking commissions in bronze, cast iron, ceramics and wood. After a zoology degree at Oxford University, a welding diploma at Poplar and a second BA in Sculpture at Central St Martin’s, Crosby is pursuing a lifetime’s interest in animals with a fascination for form and function, and making things. 

Crosby has a series of life-sized cast iron pieces at Acton Court, a Tudour banqueting hall in Iron Acton, a larger than life-sized bronze horse over looking Loch Fyne at Dunderave Castle in Scotland and a bronze gazelle in a sculpture park in Liguria, Italy. Other pieces in public collections include a pair of Indian Runner Ducks bought by Prudential, a skeleton reconstruction and life-sized sculpture of a manatee in a natural history museum in Puerto Rico and a carved wooden dragon’s head in a garden for visually impaired children in Bristol.

Crosby’s work is exhibited at Jagged Art in Marylebone, London, The Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and Big/Small, Casual in New York. 

1991-96 BA Fine Art, Sculpture, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design

1981-84 BA(Hons) Zoology, St Hilda’s College, Oxford 

1973-80 Bedales School, Petersfield, Hants

1961 Born 9th December, London

2016 ‘Metalic’ Burghley Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire

2015 ‘Elemental’ Sculpture Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

2015 Royal Acedmy Summer Exhibition, London

2015 Henley Festival,  Henley

2015 Mythic Sculpture at Stone Lane Gardens and Aboretum, Chagford, Devon

2014 The Horse in Art, Mall Galleries, London

2014 The Sculpture Park, Churt, Surrey

2014 The Great British Sculpture Show, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

2014 Summer Sculpture, Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

2014 Lucy Campbell in Chelsea, London

2013 ‘Winter Show’ jaggedart, Maryllebone, London

2012 ‘Voyage North’ The Eagle Gallery, Farringdon, London

2012 ‘A Change of Seasons’, jaggedart, Marylebone, London

2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2011 Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 

2011 Opening Exhibition, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon 

2011 ‘Sculpture at Lord’s Wood’ Messum’s, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

2010 ‘5th Show’ Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2009 ‘The Dog Show’, Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire 

2009 ‘Dog Show’ The Globe Theatre, Bankside, London 

2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 

2009 Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

2009 ‘Beast’, jaggedart, Marylebone, London

2007 Campden Gallery, High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 

2007 ‘Art et Jardin’, Langham Fine Art, Hillwatering, Langham, Suffolk

2007 ‘The Far Horizon’, jaggedart, Marylebone, London

2004 and 5 Csaky Art, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London

2004 ‘New Grafton Gallery in the Country’, West Sussex

2003 ‘Zodiac’, with Csaky Art, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London

2002 ‘Menagerie’ with Csaky Art Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London

2000 ‘Harbour Point 2000’, Rye Harbour, East Sussex

1996 – 1999 Christmas, Spring and Summer Shows, Gallery Duncan Terrace, London

1992 Windows Gallery, Central St Martin’s, Charing Cross Road, London

1991 ‘12 Artists’, The Eagle Gallery, London

1990 Whitechapel Open, London

1989 – 1990 Ann Stokes, Christmas Shows, Hampstead, London

Sheep Heads, 2016, the River Room, the Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Old English Billygoat, 2012, Thenford Arbouretum, South Northamptonshire

White Gazelle, 2010 winner of the Bernard Noble Sculpture Prize, Colletta, Italy

Dunderave Horse, 2005, bronze, Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland

Pair of Barn Owls, 2005, bronze, Acton Court, Iron Acton, Bristol

Iron Heifer and Iron Sow and Piglets, 2002, cast iron, Acton Court, Iron Acton, Bristol

Mary, Mother of the World, roundel, 2000, Jesmonite, glass fibre, acrylic and gold leaf, 

St Mary’s Primary School, Enfold Street, London

Indonesian Cow, 1999, Jesmonite glass fibre, The Conquest Hospital, Hastings, Sussex

Four Falcon Finials and a pair of Acanthus Leaf Balls, 1996, stone, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark, London

Dragon Head and Tail, 1996, carved reclaimed teak and marbles, in a garden for visually impaired children, the Woodside Family Centre, Kingswood, Bristol

Beef Heifer, 1995, GRP and gold leaf, Tseh O’Hora, Kiltimheh, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Standing Stag, 1994, bronze, in the foyer of the Gloucester Hotel, London 

Athene Owls, 1994, two pairs in brass, The Barbican Centre, London 

Steel Eagle, 1993, on The Eagle Public House, Farringdon Road, London

Manatee, 1992, skeleton reconstruction and sculpture, Fidelcomiso de Conservacion de Puerto Rico, Faro, Fejardo, Puerto Rico

Four Dogs Heads water spouts, 1992, bronze, on a fountain, Plaza Centre, Rotterdam