Photo: Colin Higginson in Bristol, South West

Colin Higginson

Artist, Arts administrator, Project manager, Arts development worker

Colin Higginson studied fine art at Gwent College of Higher Education and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Higginson's work incorporates sculpture, model making techniques, photography, film, installation and performance. His artwork is motivated by an ongoing interest in history, memory and representation, particularly in how meaning is constructed through narrative and artifice. He has an ongoing interest in the relationship between the photographic image and the sculptural object. This is often explored through recreating specific artworks from archival photographs - transforming a two-dimensional image into a physical and tangible form. This method gives rise to the notions of imitation, authenticity and seeks to reveal new meaning and narrative. He has been lead artist for various organisations including English Heritage where he devised Mapping Time, a site-specific arts project in Bristol. Between 2007 and 2009 he was artist in residence at the Bristol Record office and archive. I current work as a part-time lecturer for City of College where I teach animation.

In 2013 Colin set up AIM - Art in Motion Not for Profit participatory arts organisation. AIM provides opportunities for artists and non-artists to engage with multidisciplinary arts to explore ideas and concepts with a specific focus on heritage and the built environment.

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Location Bristol, South West
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Art therapy, Arts in health, Disability arts, Participatory projects, Project management, Film-making, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Project, Animation, Installation, Participatory, Sculpture