Viv Astling

Viv Astling RBSA


Hokusai at Hoptonwood

Viv is a sculptor in stone mostly using materials from English quarries.

Working with the Shapeshifters Sculpture Group at Dudley College, his current themes are waves, natural forms and narrative sculpture.

Hokusai’s Kanagawa Wave has been an inspiration. He has a large body of work based on natural forms, particularly from  landscape. Some sculptures are a collection of forms and verge on the abstract. He has worked on sculptures representing narrative such as a piece of music.  

He has completed three public art commissions including a work commemorating the RAF Boy Entrants at the National Memorial Arboretum.

He is active in promoting arts with the White Cone Museum of Glass and is Hon Secretary of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

2005   OBE for services to the West Midlands
2011    West Midlands Arts Champion
2018    Finalist for the West Midlands Individual Museum Champion.


Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Shapeshifters Sculpture Group
Surrey Sculptors’ Society





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