Photo: Chris Dunseath in Chiselborough, South West

Chris Dunseath

Artist, Lecturer / academic

My sculpture is concerned with a diverse range of concepts and is made out of a variety of materials including wood, stone, bronze and paper. The content has ranged from an interest in transformation and change to its current involvement with aspects of theoretical physics. I agree with the physicist Richard Feynman when he refers to the inadequacy of science to capture the marvel of our universe and for the need for art to help bridge the gap between the tangible and the intangible. 

Career path: Undergraduate at Cheltenham, Postgraduate at the Slade. Cardiff Sculpture Fellow. Churchill Travelling Fellow. Academician of the RWA. Fellow of the RBS.

Awards and bursaries: The Arts Council England, South West Arts, Welsh Arts Council and various University Research Awards. 2014 Winner of The Wilson Award, The Open West. 2013 Wells Art Contemporary, Prize Winner. 2007 Winner of the RWA Sculpture Exhibition. 2007 Prize winner, Millfield.

Visiting Lecturer at several institutions including the Royal Academy Schools.

Collections: The Arts Council England; The Royal Collection; Acerman Foundation, New York; McDermott Collection, Dallas, Texas; Dame Stephanie Shirley; Priors Court School; The Met Office, Exeter; University of Leicester; Sandwell Council; Robert Redford collection, Sundance, Utah, USA; SPP Foundation, Washington State, USA; The Royal West of England Academy.

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Location Chiselborough, South West
Activities Lecturing, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodwork
Tags Sculpture, Carving, Construction, Drawing, Casting, Science, Physics, Time, Space, Universe

News & Events

  • RWA 163rd Annual Open Exhibition.

    04/10/2015 – 29/11/2015
    Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. BS8 1PX

    Two of my new bronze sculptures and a drawing have been selected for this annual open exhibition.

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  • New Dimensions

    With four other artists and curators, I am working towards a major exhibition in The Museum Of Somerset in Jan 2016 which responds to items found in The Heritage Centre.