Sculptural Portfolio by Andy Laffan.


The Lewisian complex or Lewisian gneiss is a suite of Precambrian metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the northwestern part of Scotland, forming part of the Hebridean Terrane. These rocks are of Archaean and Paleoproterozoic age, ranging from 3.0–1.7 Ga. They form the basement on which the Torridonian and Moine Supergroup sediments were deposited. The Lewisian consists mainly of granitic gneisses with a minor amount of supracrustal rocks. Rocks of the Lewisian complex were caught up in the Caledonian orogeny, appearing in the hanging walls of many of the thrust faults formed during the late stages of this tectonic event.



Jan 2009 - 2013
Worcestershire Contemporary Art
Founder member and Chairman of this local networking group of artists. Raising over £23,000 from local support groups and Arts Council funding.

Curated and Co-curated exhibitions including:

W-CA Contemporary Landscape Photography
So Near So Far
W-CA Contemporary Art Prize 2013
Worcester Open 2013
Unification 2011
Re Considered 2011
All is Not Lost 2010
Human All Too Human 2010
Worcester Open 2010
MECA Malvern Exhibition of Contemporary Art 2009.



May 2013
New Sculpture
W-CA/Division of Labour
Malvern, Worcestershire

July 2009
MECA (Malvern Exhibition of Contemporary Art)
Malvern, Worcestershire
Organiser, curator and exhibitor

July/Aug 2009
The Gallery at Bevere
Sculpture in the Garden event

Dec 2008
The Pitt Gallery
Group show from W-CA members

October 2008
Hammer on Chisel Collection
Part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival
The Coach House Theatre
Malvern, Worcestershire

May 2008
The Craft and Design Experience
16th - 18th May
Henley on Thames

March 2008
The Fold Art Festival
Bransford near Malvern

February 2008
Hammer on Chisel
One man show at The Sir Barry Jackson Room
Malvern, Worcestershire

September 2006
VMA Open Studios
Stockport as part of Heritage Open Days celebrating the Mill as a Grade II listed building & celebrating its use as an Artistic Quarter.

May 2006
Spring Show
Stockport VMA

October 2005
Autumn Open Studios & Art for Peace Exhibition
Stockport VMA


Hammer on Chisel is the sculptural practice of Andy Laffan

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