Approved: 04.08.2009

Adrian Pritchard

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

Approved: 04.08.2009

Considering the constant defining force of gravity, it is a spectacular assumption on behalf of matter, both animate and inanimate, that it should seek to establish itself upwards. And yet we all understand that in time both mountain and mite are dragged back down. It is this cycle of growth and decay that interests me. I make work that attempts to redefine our relationship with matter by using gravity,

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  • Location: Manchester, London, North West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Workshops, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Project management
  • Categories: Installation, Live Art, Painting, Participatory, Research, Sculpture
  • Tags: precipitate, poured, fluid, kinetic, science, sciart, conceptual, generative, hypnotic, sensory
 

Biography

Considering the constant defining force of gravity, it is a spectacular assumption on behalf of matter, both animate and inanimate, that it should seek to establish itself upwards. And yet we all understand that in time both mountain and mite are dragged back down. It is this cycle of growth and decay that interests me. I make work that attempts to redefine our relationship with matter by using gravity, the very force that universally dictates form. By working with the tensions between friction and fluidity, the dynamic and the static, the imposed geometry of the support/venue and the inherent viscosity of commercial substances, I explore the on-going visual aesthetic. Just as a research scientist sets up the parameters of an experiment, I set up the ground upon which the interaction of self-regarding man and nature can take place, and the resulting work moves from matter to metaphor.

CV & Education

  Born Garstang Lancashire, England

Education

1998-2001           Slade School of Fine Art UCL London MFA Fine Art

1995-1998           Falmouth College of Arts UCF Cornwall BA Hons Distinction

Not for profit Companies

2012-present       Osmosis arts meets science projects Founder Director

2007-present       Blackpool Arts Dept BADept Studio Gallery Founder Director

2001-2004           Blackhorse Studios London Founder Director

Adrian Pritchard Solo Exhibitions

2015                     Osmosis Machine Bolton Neo/Moorgate group

                              Osmosis Machine Newcastle Centre for Life

                              Catto Gallery Portugal

                              Osmosis Machine Newlyn & Exchange Cornwall

2013                     40 Play BADept Blackpool

2012                     Osmosis Machine - Supercollider Blackpool

                              Osmosis Machine - Royal Exchange Manchester

2010/11               Unsteady States Culture Shops Project Blackpool

2009                     Superfluous Storey Creative Industries Centre Lancaster

                              Un-Strung Theory Hive Gallery Yorkshire

2008                     String Theory Un-Made Fest International Gallery Liverpool

2007                     eu-sta-cy  Comme Ca Art / Lowry Hotel Manchester

                              Osmosis Kilnhouse Gallery Thornton Windmill

2003                     Flux & Fusion Catto Contemporary London

2002                     Cubes Glaxo Smith Kline Harlow

1999                     Mirror of Self Ginza Gallery House Tokyo

                              Mirror of Self Tsumagoi Art Fest Japan

1997                     Here and Now Miki Gallery Ginza Tokyo

                              Falmouth College of Arts Gallery Cornwall

           

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2014                     Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations Blackpool

                              West Coast FYC Blackpool

2013                     Neo Art prize Bolton

                              Through Neo Gallery Bolton

2012                     Osmosis Machine Manchester Science Festival

                              Beyond the Material World York

                              John Ruskin Prize Coniston Cumbria

                              Pop, Print & Stitch Marburae Gallery Cheshire

                              LAN Oxheys Mill Studios Preston

2011                     11:11 Bricklane London

2010                     Culture Shops 2nd round Blackpool

                              Visual Arts & Business Salford

                              Art 2010 London

2009                     Visual Arts & Business London

                              Fylde Creatives FYC Gallery Blackpool

2008                     Hive Gallery  Yorkshire

                              Un-Made Liverpool Biennial

                              Chocolate Factory London

                              Miniature Focus Newcastle

                              BUY ART ibis Manchester

                              Timescapes, BADept Blackpool

                              Art 2008 London

2007                     WesterGasFabriek, Amsterdam

                              Grundy Gallery Blackpool

                              Grand Designs, NEC Birmingham

2006                     Red Wire Gallery Liverpool Biennial

                              Grundy Gallery Blackpool

                              Round One Way Wolstenholme Liverpool Biennial

                              New Trends in Painting Leicester City Gallery

                              Comme Ca Artists Lowry Hotel Manchester

2005                     North West Prize Art Gene Gallery Cumbria

                              Comme Ca Artists Lowry Hotel Manchester

                              Sefton Open Atkinson Gallery Southport

                              Naked Wall Westbourne Studios London

2004                     Big Art Challenge Lowry Museum

                              Line and Form Stephen Lacey Gallery London

                              Blackhorse Studios London

2003                     Art 2003 London

                              Blackhorse Studios London

2002                     F-EST London

                              Art 2002 London

                              Catto Contemporary London

                              Blackhorse Studios London

2001                     International Omori Bellport Japan

                              Lift Off Catto Contemporary London

                              New Convertible Kinnijoespace Hamburg Germany

                              Pentagon Award Beatrice Royal Gallery East Leigh

                              New Bloomsbury’s Scarlet Maguire Gallery London

                              Paton World Paton Gallery London

                              Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show London

                              Art Factory Tokyo

2000                     Tyohu International Tokyo

                              Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show London

                              NAU Tokyo Metropolitan Museum

1999                     Come Hell or High Water Penzance

1997                     Quality of Light St Ives

                       

 

Curated exhibitions

 

2014                     Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations Blackpool

2012                     Osmosis Machine Royal Exchange Theatre

2009                     Helena Ben Zenou Architecture of Pleasure

                              Helena Ben Zenou Industrial Vacations

                              Michael Cassidy Narcissus

                              Kit Abramson" I shave Tennis Balls rather than peal vegetables"

                              Clare Chapman " Phantasmagoria"

2008                     Timescapes, BADept studio Gallery Blackpool

2001                     New Bloomsbury's London

 

Community Workshops

 

2014                     Meccano Bolton Arts Centre Museum

                              Avant Gardening Creative Spaces

                              Marsh Mill Meccano Workshops

                              Inventor Shed Stanley Park

                              Inventor Shed Mereside

                              Fun Palaces weekend  BaseLine Blackpool

2013                     Animal X Workshops BADept Gallery

                              Fylde Coast Scouts Science Badge awards

2012                     Royal Exchange Theatre Gloop Olympics

2009                     Architecture of Pleasure Badept studios gallery