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Exhibition, Fri 8 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017, free entry


Marcus Levine

Marcus Levine


St Peters House,
1 Forster Square,

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“Kala Sangam launch an exhibition of nail sculptures by renowned artist Marcus Levine.”

Marcus Levine premieres his intricate nail sculptures at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford.
To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, Kala Sangam is launching an exhibition of artist Marcus Levine’s finest nail sculptures, to fit alongside his Hockney piece in Little Germany.
Marcus Levine, sculptor in the human physique, introduces an entirely unique approach to sculpture. This highly skilled and multifaceted artist meticulously translates his ideas onto large white wooden panels by hammering nails, at times using over 200,000 nails at varying heights and distances, to create tone and texture. All pieces are done free hand without any tracing on to the board.

Marcus has appeared on the BBC’s The One Show, BBC Look North, ITV’s Calendar News, W Radio Columbia, Hello Magazine, to name but some of the media coverage of his work. You can watch video coverage on his YouTube channel levineArt. He has several monumental sculptures commissioned and on display. Two can be found in Bradford’s Cartwright Hall and another at the University of Bradford, the third, the worlds first and largest coloured nail sculpture can be found in Little Germany Bradford.

Marcus Levine studied at Jacob Kramer Art College alongside Damien Hirst. Previous alumni include David Hockney and both Hirst and Hockney have been an inspiration to Levine. Since completing his first ‘nail sculpture’ in autumn 2004, Levine believes he has perfected his technique, pushing the boundaries with each new work and creating increasingly dynamic interpretations of subjects utilising an incredibly difficult medium.

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Dates Times
Fri 8 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017 09:00 to 17:00
Join us on Friday 8th September for our exhibition launch at 7pm at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, the launch is FREE entry but booking is required. Experience the work on your next visit to Kala Sangam - Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm, running from Friday 8th September to Sat 21st October 2017.


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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Road:
From M62, take Junction 26 and join the M606, continue on M606 to the A6177 junction, take the A6177 (Bradford Ring Road, signposted Harrogate/Leeds) and follow for approx 1 mile, passing the ASDA Superstore on the left. At the roundabout, take first exit onto A650 Wakefield Road following signs for City Centre. Continue for 1.6m going straight on at the roundabouts towards the City Centre. Go past the Leisure Exchange/Express by Holiday Inn on your left and straight through lights onto Shipley Airedale Road, then almost immediately take the first left into Peckover Street. At the end of Peckover Street turn left down Church Bank. Kala Sangam is through the arch to your right.

Due to limited car parking spaces, the car park at St Peter's House is for disabled car parking / unloading equipment only. Alternative parking is available on street (metered) or at the nearby Leisure Exchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Forster Sq station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality