Arthur Fleischmann Museum 10th Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday 16th November 2012 a workshop for children from the Mother Alexia School was held on the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Arthur Fleischmann Museum in Bratislava.

Fleischmann and the Fishermen Exhibition Bristol

The exhibition "Fleischmann and the Fishermen" will open at the new Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol on 9th November 2005 and will run for one year. Dr Peter Hyross, Director of the Mestske Muzeum, Bratislava, will be the guest of honour at the opening on 1st November 2005. The exhibition focuses on Fleischmann's religious art and features busts of popes Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II, all sculpted from life. For the first time works from Fleischmann's early career will be on show in this country. Six ceramic sculptures have been generously loaned by the Mestske Muzeum, Bratislava for this event. Here is the Press Release. Opening times 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday. The full list of exhibits can be found on the FineArtFacts web site here. Instructions for getting to the Grant Bradley Gallery

Fleischmann Festival 2004 - An Amazing Event

The Arthur Fleischmann Festival took place in Vienna and Bratislava over the weekend of 5th June 2004. After the unveiling of the commemorative plaque by Dr Reinhold Hohengartner in honour of Arthur Fleischmann in Vienna, His Excellency John Macgregor hosted a reception at the British Residence. Dr Philip Ward-Jacklson gave a detailed lecture examining the phenomenon of decorative arts in Viennese and London Council architecture in the period 1930-1960. On 6th June the gala evening took place - hosted by the Mayor of Bratislava in the Mirror Hall at the Primacial Palace. Hiroko Sue performed with Jordana Palovicova, Ivan Palovic and Daniella Blesacova. We will post a more comprehensive report soon. In the meantime, here is the text from the lecture given by Dr Philip Ward-Jackson and here is an album of photos taken at the concert.

Bali Book Contract Signed

On 29th March 2004 Dominique Fleischmann signed the contract with Frans and Truus Jansen of Pichures Publishers for the publishing of a book based on Arthur Fleischmann's original manuscript entitled "Bali Through A Sculptor's Eyes".

We are also delighted to announce that the main text of the book will be written by Paul de Bont who is a scolar of Balinese culture and history. It is particularly appropriate that the foreword will be written by Professor Marie Bashir, the present Governor of New Souyth Wales, as Arthur wrote the first chapters of his manuscript during his stay in Sydney NSW in the 1940's. We hope to Launch the book in December 2005 ... so please watch this space ...

Vienna Bratislava Festival - June 2004

The Arthur Fleischmann Festival is going ahead! The events start on 5th June 2004 with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in honour of Arthur Fleischmann in Vienna. On 6th June there will be a gala evening in Bratislava hosted by the Mayor of Bratislava in the Mirror Hall at the Primacial Palace. More...

Vienna Commemorative Plaque Plans Progressing

In July 2003 the Austrian Cultural Forum Bratislava announced that permission has been obtained to erect a commemorative plaque in Vienna to honour Arthur Fleischmann. The plaque will be placed on the building in Favoritenstrasse where Fleischmann lived and worked between 1933 and 1938.

Japanese Concert at Fleischmann Studio

On 24th June 2003 the Japanese master musician Hiroko Sue performed a concert on the Koto to an audience of invited guests at the Studio of Arthur Fleischmann in London. The Koto is a traditional Japanese folk instrument like a harp with 13 strings laid horizontal on the ground. Hiroko was accompanied by Michael Coxall on the Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). In the finale, Sue performed a new piece composed by her that was inspired by the Fleischmann Water Sculpture "Orbits". A short video of the concert can be downloaded here.

It is a strange coincidence that Fleischmann was inspired himself to create the sculpture "Orbits" after visiting Japan in 1970.

The Artrhur Fleischmann Foundation will be working to raise funds so that Hiroko can perform the concert again at the Arthur Fleischmann Museum in Bratislava - either later this year or in the spring of 2004.

Theft of Fleischmann Sculpture from Leamington Spa

Have you any information regarding the theft before Christmas of "Miranda" from Leamington Spa in England? The sculpture was created by Arthur Fleischmann in 1951 for the Festival of Britain.

It is a bronze sculpture, about 8 feet long. The sculpture comprises a mermaid, Miranda, who is reclining on a turtle and supporting three fish, all of them spout water.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CCO Humphriss, Warwickshire Police, Southern Area Crime Desk on 44 (0) 1926 415642 quoting crime reference number SI-17676-2001.

Opening of the Arthur Fleischmann Museum, Bratislava

On 26th November 2002 the Arthur Fleischmann Museum was opened under the patronage of President Schuster at 6 Biela Ulice in the historical centre of Bratislava. The inauguration was accompanied by the unveiling of a plaque on the facade of the property, by a spectacular exhibition of Water Sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann that was hosted by the City Gallery of Bratislava at the nearby Mirbach Palace and the launching of a biography of Arthur Fleischmann written by Dr Marion Pauer. The project was in preparation for four years and is the result of collaboration between the Mestske Museum, Bratislava and the Arthur Fleischmann Foundation.

The Arthur Fleischmann Foundation would like to extend their gratitude to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Henkel Slovakia and Tesco for their assistance in realising this project. We hope they will continue to support the on-going activities at the museum.

We are grateful to Sally Titterington for producing the following four video clips of the opening celebrations.

Tour of the Museum
Bratislava Winter Ambience