Approved: 13.02.2008

Alex Murdin

Approved: 13.02.2008

Strategic and tactical artworks in public spaces and the public sphere: place, people and environment, accessibility, environmentalism & inclusivity through action, research projects, with authority, community and agency.
Temporary and permanent interventions. debates on a particular social, political or environmental issue through the media. Adaptation of existing infrastructure. Projects which

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  • Location: Ashburton, South West
 

Biography

Strategic and tactical artworks in public spaces and the public sphere: place, people and environment, accessibility, environmentalism & inclusivity through action, research projects, with authority, community and agency. Temporary and permanent interventions. debates on a particular social, political or environmental issue through the media. Adaptation of existing infrastructure. Projects which are long lived but are changed or adapted by people/ecologies over time. Collaboration with communities, scientists, architects, planners and others interested in the public realm. Methodologies have included consultation mechanisms (website, media or even the planning process), business planning models, practical workshops, and new public space technologies such as micro-transmitters. Outcomes have been low cost, expensive, replicable, unique, durable and evolving. Founder and member of ruralrecreation.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2015 - Phd: Art in the public realm and the politics of rural leisure, University College Falmouth, Falmouth 1995 - MA Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 1992 - BA Hons Fine Art, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester Solo exhibitions 2006 - Stairway to Heaven, Dartington College of Art, Dartington Group exhibitions 2012 - Submergency, Aune Head Arts, Dartington Hall 2010 - Art, Ecology & Economy, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter Curated projects 2012 - N3: Network Neighbourhood Nature , Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, Dorset 2011 - conference convenor: "Wide Open Space: localism, art in public and rural regeneration", Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, Dorset 2010 - Art & landscape strategy for Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth, Falmouth 2009 - Wide Open Space, Dorset Strategic Partnership, Dorset 2008 - Immersion, Aune Head Arts, Dartmoor, Devon 2007 - Urban Field, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey 2005 - Elemental Insight, Met Office, Exeter Live/Performance 2007 - Inclusive Path, FRED, Cumbria Public commissions 2011 - Birds and bees: wildlife station, Arts NK, Wellingore 2008 - Arcadia Revisited, Essex County Council, Jaywick, Essex 2008 - Artist in residence for Turn Lyme Green, Pride of Place Award - Dorset County Council, Lyme Regis 2008 - Lead Artist - Public realm strategy, SeaChange: North Devon District Council, Ilfracombe 2007 - Immersion, Bright Sparks 3, LANS, Gunpowder Park