Project Description

Artist Profile

Vivien Mallock

artist and sculptor

Diana Pattenden

Artist Profile

Vivien Mallock

sculptor and artist

Devon and Dorset Regiment Memorial

Devon and Dorset Regiment Memorial

About the memorial

The Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Memorial, cast by Talos Art Foundry and installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, depicts soldiers from The Somme in WW1, at Kohima WW2 and in Northern Ireland.

On Sunday 17 September 2017, The Duke of Kent unveiled the statues honouring the three former Devon and Dorset Army regiments at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

In 1958, the two county regiments were amalgamated, which then merged with other units to form The Rifles in 2007. Col. Robert Steptoe, who served with the Devon and Dorsets, said the statues were an “enduring emblem of a regiment that sadly doesn’t exist anymore“.

The making of the memorial

About Vivien

Working principally in bronze, Vivien Mallock is as much at home with small pieces, representing animals or birds, as she is with larger-than-life public sculptures.

Her series of life-size and miniature modern dancers have captured the imagination of a wide variety of clients at home and abroad. Similarly, her large memorials to the Royal Tank Regiment in Whitehall Court, London, and to the aviation pioneer Samuel Franklin Cody in Farnborough, are testament to her mastery of her chosen medium.

She is much in demand for portraiture commissions, where her ability to capture the personality behind the facial expression is remarkable. Similarly, she has developed the ability to suggest movement in what is basically a static medium.

Based in Hampshire, her studio is next door to the Talos Art Foundry, where her work is moulded and cast.

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