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WHO WE ARE

Shipshape Arts are an artistic creation company based in Nottingham, UK. 
From our conveniently located workshop in the centre of the country, we design and build sculpture, installation art and visual merchandising for a diverse range of clients, from traditional art galleries to major department stores and music festivals.


Shipshape Arts encompasses several divisions, according to the specialism required, though the same core team exists in each:

Bespoke Sculpture

Shipshape Arts itself has become renowned in particular for our large scale public art sculptures, some over 10 metres in height, that we have experience in moving and installing all over the UK. 

Shipshape Arts create centrepiece sculptures ranging from the playful to the thought provoking, whether for major events, visual merchandising, public art or private parties.

Whether outdoor or indoor, long-term or short, on land or water, of natural materials or man-made ones, we deliver on time and on budget.

Both the creative and the destructive are embraced by the Pirates. This  crew of Shipshape Artists likes to go out with a bang, often as part of a grand complexly choreographed spectacle. As well as pyrotechnics, fireworks and flame-throwers, we have also incorporated video mapping and various ground-breaking lighting effects into our sculptural centrepieces and sculpted bonfires.

People sometimes ask us if we’re sad to see our hard work go up in flames. Quite the opposite: On a long enough time-scale, all art is transient. And everyone loves a good fire!


Make your wedding or private function unique with one of our smaller sculptures. Whether you prefer to hire an existing sculpture or to commission your own, a sculptural centrepiece can provide a great photo backdrop or, if you are feeling adventurous, a burning finale to the evening.

Have a look at our existing sculptures. Stuck for ideas? We have a list of suggestions to help you tailor your design to meet your unique taste and budget. Already decided? Great! Get in touch to have your own bespoke creation realised for your big day. 

3D Computer Animated Design

Do you have an idea you need help visualising?
Or a proposal you need detailed images to present?
Or a design you need to manipulate in 3D space?
Or a building or woodwork project you need accurate dimensions for?

We have a skilled team of designers that can work to your specification, or realise a project from scratch. Our CAD engineers are expert at creating 3D models, whether you require a finalised design, a range of options to explore, or a feasibility study.

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CLIENTS

Our clients originate from a mix of sectors from cultural events, community art and galleries to public art and more recently film. Our core skills, knowledge and experience enable us to provide a high quality service to a wide variety of clients who want to create something that is inventive, effective and beautiful.

IN THE PRESS

As well as turning heads in fields and streets, our sculptures have featured in many local and national publications: 
  • The Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Metro 
  • The New York Times
  • BBC News In Pictures
  • Landscape Installation Art, a book by Cathy Zhang
  • London SouthBank Summer Program 2011, 12 & 13
  • The Gazette, John Lewis Magazine
  • The Festival Annual 2010 
  • and several smaller local publications & papers

ON SCREEN

As well as several nominations for awards, the Shipshape team and our sculpture has graced the screens of millions:
  • Burn Burn Burn (Movie, 2015)
  • Ford Advertisement (Real World Challenges, 2012)
  • BBC News
  • Shipping Wars Documentary
  • Countryside 999 Documentary
  • ITV's This Morning
  • Today at Hampton Court Flower Festival

CONTACT US

office@shipshapearts.com
(+44) 7814 328 297
(+44) 115 998 6141

We are based in Nottingham, but have had commisions installed all over the UK and abroad as far as Shanghai, China
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