Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Cheetham

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Since moving to Scarborough several years ago, I have been interested in documenting the fishing industry. In 2004, after making enquiries to the Harbour Master, I rented a baiting shed on the harbour's West Pier to use as a studio. In this time I have seen Scarborough's fishing fleet decline in number, with owners selling their boats and gear. Whilst at first the fishermen were wary of me - thinking

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  • Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire
 

Biography

Since moving to Scarborough several years ago, I have been interested in documenting the fishing industry. In 2004, after making enquiries to the Harbour Master, I rented a baiting shed on the harbour's West Pier to use as a studio. In this time I have seen Scarborough's fishing fleet decline in number, with owners selling their boats and gear. Whilst at first the fishermen were wary of me - thinking I was checking their quotas when stood sketching them - they are now used to me drawing them at work and I have enjoyed being out on their boats. I asked the fishermen to sit for me but none of them would. As one said; "Time is Money" So I asked my friends and family to sit instead. During this time the sea has been a constant in my work. Constantly changing, constantly inspiring. I step outside my studio and there it is!

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1997 - PG Dip, Central St Martins College of Art, London 1993 - BA (Hons), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool 1990 - Foundation, Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester Solo exhibitions 2010 - Andrew Cheetham, South Street Gallery, Scarborough 2009 - Inspired by Heritage, Rosedale Reading Room, Rosedale 2008 - North Bay, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough 2007 - A Sense of Place, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 2005 - Solo Exhibition, Crescent Arts, Scarborough Group exhibitions 2010 - 'Inspired by Heritage', Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Residencies 2009 - 'Inspired by Heritage' Artist Residency, Art Connections, Rosedale Abbey 2006 - Artist In Residence, Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Arts Council Grant