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Local sculptor scoops top prize

Sculptor Louise Giblin gets award
Louise Giblin

Tunbridge Wells sculptor Louise Giblin has won a gold medal at an international exhibition of contemporary art in Italy, the Florence Biennale.

More than 1,300 works by 462 artists from 70 countries were included in the exhibition, which ran from 6-15 October.

Ms Gliblin - who studied at Brighton polytechnic - body casts war veterans, sports stars and celebrities.

I was fortunate enough to have been awarded a sculpture medal at the 2015 Biennale... I was so pleased with that that I had not expected any greater prize. There were 460 talented professional artists from around 150 countries and over 80 were sculptors, many of whom I greatly admire.

Louise GiblinSculptor
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