Bid for rare chance to tour Black Isle Bronze fine art foundry in Nairn

7th May 2019

BID NOW for your ‘Bronze Ticket’ ticket to join a rare tour  of Nairn's fine art foundry Black Isle Bronze 

Tickets are being offered via silent auction to raise funds for Nairn Book and Arts Festival.  A total of 20 tickets are available to the highest bidders, with the tour of the Nairn-based bronze foundry - Scotland’s largest - taking place on the evening of Friday 21st June 2019.

The deadline for bidding is 14th June.  *Email your bid amount to Festival Co-ordinator Elle Tyler at All bids will remian strictly confidential.

Alexander Stoddart’s monumental sculpture of the great Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti will be a highlight – after being completed at the foundry this summer, it travels to its final destination in Indiana in the US.   Stoddart is Sculptor in Ordinary to the Queen in Scotland, and this bronze is his largest work to date. Other foundry clients include contemporary artist Gavin Turk, sculptor Laurence Broderick, and artist Leonie Gibbs;  the foundry also recently delivered the iconic War Horse memorial, now installed at Ascot. 

This is a fantastic chance for people to get an inside view of the incredible projects which staff at Black Isle Bronze foundry work on day to day  -   awe inspiring art works headed for destinations all over the world – and to be given a first-hand account of how they are created.

We are very grateful to Black Isle Bronze for this opportunity, which will, we hope, raise much needed funding for our festival events in September. We have an ambitious and creative programme planned - all will be revealed on 11th  June... 

For more information about Black Isle Bronze foundry visit

Nairn Book and Arts Festival will take place from 10th – 15th September 2019. 

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