Approved: 30.06.2012

Steve Joyce

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Technician, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 30.06.2012

Having worked on a wide range of permanent Public Art projects, Steve brings a lively imagination and a singular aesthetic to each commission he is involved in.
Each site has demanded very different responses, so that artworks often use different materials and industrial processes.
Steve combines his own artistic concerns with these individual challenges to produce striking and innovative artworks.

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Practice-based research, Built environment, Public art
  • Categories: Project, Performance, Public Art, Sculpture
 

Biography

Having worked on a wide range of permanent Public Art projects, Steve brings a lively imagination and a singular aesthetic to each commission he is involved in. Each site has demanded very different responses, so that artworks often use different materials and industrial processes. Steve combines his own artistic concerns with these individual challenges to produce striking and innovative artworks. Two recent examples are a large two part sculpture for a new Sainsburys store in Bristol (2011) and a permanent Art Trail for the Forest of Dean (2012). He is based at Spike Island Artist Studios (UK) and alternates commissions with producing smaller artworks that through their experimental nature feed back into the public projects. Recent influences have involved Bunker Archaeology, Model Villages and Airship / Train accidents. His extensive CV illustrates a wide range and depth of experience working with a variety of materials and processes, controlling each part of each project, ensuring the success of the outcome. Stephen is a Visiting Lecturer at Degree level and also collaborates with other artists and designers on a variety of ongoing initiatives.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2010 - 'An accident among the trees' and other artworks, Spike Island Artist Studios, Bristol Private commissions 2012 - 'shiv' life size bronze, Bristol and Bath Cyclepath, South West 2011 - 'Head 1' - stone, Chelsea Flower Show, London Public commissions 2012 - Public Art Trail - variety of media - eg zinc and steel, cast iron, etched brass and stone, Cinderford Town, Forest of Dean (UK) 2011 - 'Fountain of Knowledge' - large 2 part Sculpture, New Sainsburys store, Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire 2010 - 'Garden of 4 Jewels' - large integral steel artwork, St.Pauls Park, Central Bristol 2009 - 6 month residency resulting in 20 Aluminium printed panels, New Bristol Metropolitan Acadamy, Fishponds, South Gloucestershire