Approved: 16.08.2006

Rich White

Artist, Consultant, Writer, Digital designer, Technician

Approved: 16.08.2006

I make installation works about location, sense of place and the relationships that develop between people and their environment.

Read more ...

  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Creative writing, Visual arts consultancy, Technical installation, Web development, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Architecture, Book Works, Digital, Installation, Public Art


I make installation works about location, sense of place and the relationships that develop between people and their environment.

Key aspects of my practice are resonance and discovery. Works are informed by research of the locality, dictated by architecture and space, and through the uncovering of stories of identity, memory, place and history. These findings provide context, with the form and narrative of the work resonating with the location and the viewer. The work also provides a sense of discovery; the installations are immersive and interactive, inviting the viewer to explore, travel, climb and reposition themselves in order to fully engage with the work.

The forms the works take are often unknown at inception; beginning on site and organically shaped by the limitations of space, material and self-imposed restrictions. I challenge myself to pragmatically develop and craft new techniques and methods as the work progresses; drawing on familiar patterns, local history and material connections. Risk-taking and coincidence play a creative role in my practice; chance encounters with places, people or materials inform the work in its scope and development, creating sculpture that responds to the varied perspectives people have of their locations and the events that shape them.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

1998 - BA(hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire


Solo exhibitions

2016 - Recovery Room, BPN Architects, Birmingham

2005 - Censored Books, The Bookartbookshop, London

2002 - Dislocation, Islington Arts Factory, London

2001 - Dust Bar, London

1999 - Singularities, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham


Group exhibitions

2016 - Not Here, Radiant, Plymouth

2014 - I'm Beautiful Now, Radiant, Plymouth

2013 - A Matter of Substance, APT, London

2013 - Barnraising and Bunkers, g39, Cardiff

2013 - Be Our Guest, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales

2012 - Bread & Roses, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol

2012 - Collectible, ZAP, London

2012 - Conjunction12, AirSpace, Stoke-on-Trent

2012 - Stocktake, AirSpace, Stoke-on-Trent

2012 - The Wonder of Wool, Gallery@Rheged, Penrith

2011 - Home, Core Gallery, London

2010 - All Systems Go, Departure Gallery, Trident Way, London

2010 - Collusion, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

2010 - Market Estate Project, Tall Tales, London

2009 - Floor Plan, Phoenix, Brighton

2009 - Urban Hacking, Paraflows, Vienna

2008 - Conjunction08, Airspace, Stoke-On-Trent

2008 - OSOP08, Greyfriars Bus Station, Northampton

2007 - CUBE Open, CUBE, Manchester

2007 - ESSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2007 - FRED 07, Fold Gallery, Barrow-In-Furness

2006 - Sublime, Association Of Photographers Gallery, London

2006 - Transposition, Airspace, Stoke-On-Trent

2002 - On Location, Blue Elephant Theartre, London

2001 - Polyphilia, The Basement, Nottingham

2000 - Boomerang 2, The Art Centre, Cheltenham

2000 - Breaking God's Heart, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham

2000 - Nottingham Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nottingham Castle

2000 - Text and Image, Broad Street Gallery, Lyme Regis

2000 - Transfiguration, The Roadmender, Northampton

1999 -, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


Artist Talks

2011 - Modes of Practice, New Generation Space / The Exchange, Stoke-on-Trent

2010 - INTERROGATION, Queens Square, West Bromwich

2010 - New Generation Space, Borough Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

2009 - Head Space, Phoenix, Brighton

2009 - INTERROGATION, New Art Gallery, Walsall



2013 - Olympic 2012 Recycling Project, Oakwood School, St Albans

2012 - Drawing in Space, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent



2012 - Connections, Multistory, West Bromwich

2012 - The Public Inquiry, The Public, West Bromwich

2011 - Nest, Testbed 1, London

2009 - Capitalyst, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2008 - CUBElab, CUBE, Manchester

2004 - create/remove,, London


Public commissions

2016 - Nene Park, Peterborough

2016 - Resistance, LOCWS Art Across the City, Swansea

2014 - UHNM, Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent

2014 - Survivalist Series, CAAPO, Bristol/Cardiff

2014 - Viaduct, A3 Project Space, Birmingham

2014 - Folly, London

2011 - Place, Space and Identity 3, Winton Square, Stoke-on-Trent


Competitions, prizes and awards

2014 - LOCWS Art Across the City, Swansea

2013 - Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, UK

2011 - Project Grant Fund, Wandsworth Council, London

2007 - 1st Prize, CUBE Open, CUBE, Manchester

2007 - Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, Barrow-In-Furness

2006 - net_sight 2006,, Austria

2001 - Visual Arts Grant, London Arts, London



2014 - Viaduct, Counterwork

2012 - WORK, Counterwork

2010 - Censored Zine, Susan Mortimer

2010 - Fold, Cardboard Folly, Emily Speed

2010 - INTERROGATION: Walsall

2010 - State Of Practice, a-n magazine. November

2009 - URBAN HACKING, Paraflows09



2011 - Our Style is Legendary, Tristan Bates Theatre, London