James Doran-Webb Holds First Driftwood Sculpture Exhibit in Cebu

World-renowned sculptor and artist James Doran-Webb has partnered with SM Seaside City Cebu to come up with something really exciting. To give Cebuanos a glimpse of London’s famous Chelsea Flower Show, James Doran-Webb will be showcasing his work in an exhibit at SM Seaside City Cebu. Running from February 26 to March 18, the exhibit will feature James Doran-Webb’s famous driftwood animal sculptures.

After the exhibit in Cebu, the pieces will be flown to the United Kingdom for an exhibition at the famous Chelsea Flower Show, a flower and gardens show in Chelsea, London.

Let’s take a look at Doran-Webb’s famous pieces as well as some scenes from the exhibit opening at SM Seaside City Cebu.

A Taste of the Chelsea Flower Show

From February 26, 2017 to March 18, 2017, artist James Doran-Webb’s famous wood sculptures will be displayed at the Skypark (Seaside Saloon Bar and Grill by The Social) of SM Seaside City Cebu. The exhibit is a taste of a bigger exhibit which will be held at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

A Taste of the Chelsea Flower Show at SM Seaside City Cebu

During an intimate event attended by family members, special guests, and members of the local media, James Doran-Webb officially opened his amazing exhibit.

James Doran-Webb talking to members of the media about his work

James Doran-Webb receives a bouquet of flowers during the opening of his exhibit

James Doran-Webb

James Doran-Webb is a Cebu-based artist and craftsman. He owns a studio in Mandaue City where he and his team create his stunning animal sculptures made from drift and waste wood. A proud Cebuano, James has lived in Cebu for around 30 years. It is here where he was able to hone his skills and perfect his special talent in wood sculpture. To date, James Doran-Webb is considered one of Cebu’s most talented sculptures. His works have appeared in various cities and estates all over the world including Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.

James with his famous driftwood sculptures

A dedicated environmentalist, James Doran-Webb is also on a quest to fill the denuded hills of Cebu with indigenous and often endangered hardwood trees.

James poses in front of his work with his wife and daughter

If you’re a fan of his work, you should also check out his coffee table book called ANIMALIER. The coffee table book, which features his portfolio of his amazing body of work, is sold at PhP 1,800 per copy.

His Sculptures

James Doran-Webb specializes in animal wood sculptures. One of his prominent works was the Pegasus sculpture which was featured during the soft opening of SM Seaside City Cebu. For this exhibit, 5 different animal sculptures will be put on display.


Running Horses



Fighting Rabbits

Watchful deers

The exhibit becomes even lovelier at night with the colorful dancing fountain as well as the water feature that the artist himself created just for the exhibit.

VIDEO of James Doran-Webb’s Driftwood Sculpture Exhibit at SM Seaside City Cebu.

If you liked what you saw, head on to SM Seaside City Cebu before it’s too late. Remember, the exhibit will only run for 20 days. See you there!

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