Approved: 16.08.2006

Philip Kennedy

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

It takes me ages to think of a good idea, then ages to finish anything and then when I do it's usually missing something. I have two holes in my nose but I still haven't quite got what it takes.

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Activities: Residencies, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Woodwork
 

Biography

It takes me ages to think of a good idea, then ages to finish anything and then when I do it's usually missing something. I have two holes in my nose but I still haven't quite got what it takes.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2010 - Really, Bankley Studios Gallery, Levenshulme, Manchester

2001- Scabble, Oswestry Heritage and Exhibition Centre, Oswestry

Group exhibitions

2015 - A6 Dialogue 4: ' 3 Hours ', Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester

2013 - Fantasista: The Playmaker, The Cello Factory, London

2011 - CUBE Open 2011, CUBE, Portland Street, Manchester

2009 - What is crime?, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, Brixton, London

2008 - In the Bag, Lauriston gallery, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester

2006 - Food and Drink, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast

2006 - SMALLpond launch exhibition, Chorlton Mill, Manchester

2005- Naturally Gifted, Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley, Lancashire

2004- Contemporary Drawings 04, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth

2004 - Secret Garden, Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester

2003- Draw in the crowds, Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester

2001 - Phenomena, Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester

2000- Firefly Sculpture Festival, Cannock, Staffordshire

1999 - MAFA Annual Open, Bury Art Gallery, Manchester

1998 - Object Studios Exhibition, BBC North Studios, Manchester

1998- Objects, Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester

Workshops

2008- Fair Play Big Draw event, St. Mary's community centre, Levenshulme, Manchester

2005 - Leading stone-carving workshops to create series of waymarkers, Lancashire Countryside Service, Various locations, Forest of Bowland

2004- Secret Garden Big Draw event, Bankley Gallery, Levenshulme, Manchester

2003- Draw in the crowds Big Draw event, Bankley Gallery, Levenshulme, Manchester

Residencies

2008- Symposium International de sculpture sur granit de Stanstead (two weeks), Granit Expo, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada

2004 - Stone-carving residency (two weeks), Scalloway Booth, Scalloway, Shetland Islands

2003- Stone-carving residency (one month), Red Gate Gallery's Bei Gao studio, Beijing, China

2001 - Stone-carving residency (one month), Centro d'arte Verrocchio, Casole d'Elsa, Siena Italy

Public commissions

2006- Chorlton Ees Art Trail installation, Chorlton Ees Park, Manchester

2006- Sculpted marble award, Children's Adventure Farm Trust, Millington, Cheshire

2005- 'The Sitters' sculpture installation, Garden of Delights, Platt Fields, Manchester

2001- Paving stone commission, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

1999- Carved Stone bas-relief and series of wood carvings, The Children's Adventure Farm Trust, Millington, Cheshire

Competitions, prizes and awards

2015 - East West Arts Award (EWAAC) 2015 - 3D Category First Prize.

2008 - Honorarium for Stanstead Granite sculpture Symposium, GranitExpo, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada

2003 - Arts Council England award, funding for residency with Red Gate Gallery, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

2001 - Juliet Gomperts Memorial Trust Award, award to fund residency at Centro d'Arte Verrocchio, Juliet Gomperts Memorial Trust, London

2001 - Short-listed for 'Spirit of Stockport' Sculpture Prize, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Educational experience - secondary

1992 - Part-time (temporary) Art Tutor, Taught GCSE Art and Design and Schools Links courses, Skelmersdale College, Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Educational experience - tertiary

1999 - Part-time Art Lecturer, taught watercolour painting classes (beginners) for four years, Eccles College, Eccles, Greater Manchester

1997 - Part-time Art lecturer, taught watercolour painting classes (beginners and intermediate), for five years, Warrington Collegiate Institute, Warrington, Cheshire

Educational experience - special needs

2006 - Stone-carving tutor for Arts Exchange project, High Peak Community Arts, New Mills, Derbyshire

2005 - Stone-carving tutor for an Arts Exchange project, High Peak Community Arts, Hadfield, Derbyshire