Approved: 16.08.2006

Stephen Monger

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

I continue to take photographs, build cardboard models and make digital drawings. One recurring theme is the regeneration of Weston-super-Mare. In 2012, I completed a commission to explore 3D printing with Exeter Pheonix and the University of Exeter, and I am looking to integrate new printed elements into models or films of models. 'Visiting Birnbeck' is an ongoing project about Birnbeck Island

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions
  • Categories: Architecture, Drawing, Film & Video, Photography, Printmaking
  • Tags: Stephen Monger, Photography, Art, Architecture, 3D Printing, Landscape, Documentary, Making, Re-generation, cardboard model
 
 

Biography

I continue to take photographs, build cardboard models and make digital drawings. One recurring theme is the regeneration of Weston-super-Mare. In 2012, I completed a commission to explore 3D printing with Exeter Pheonix and the University of Exeter, and I am looking to integrate new printed elements into models or films of models. 'Visiting Birnbeck' is an ongoing project about Birnbeck Island started in 2009. The island is linked to the mainland by a pier, which is no longer open to the public. It awaits redevelopment or collapse into the sea. Previous Project 'Urban Documents': This national touring exhibition has both colour documentary photographs and works made in the studio by photographing cardboard models. The subjects are predominately from Weston-super-Mare, but also Bristol and beyond. They explore the exteriors of buildings that have been adapted over time, including back views of mansions, hotels, and commercial buildings. Added staircases, roof windows and air-conditioning units have become new and significant features.

CV & Education

Qualifications (selected)

1998 - MA Photographic Studies, University of Derby / 1995 - BA (Hons) Design: Photography, Exeter School of Arts & Design

Solo exhibitions

2007 - Urban Documents, Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester, Winchester / 2006 - Urban Documents, The Architecture Centre, Bristol / 2006 - Urban Documents, The Lighthouse, Glasgow / 2005 - From the Ring Road (part of Format 05 Photography Festival), Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby / 2004 - Switches & Other Works, Folly Gallery, Lancaster / 2004 - Switches & Other Works, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham / 2003 - Switches & Other Works, Imago Lucis Fotogaleria, Porto, Portugal / 1998 - In the Making, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Bournemouth

Group exhibitions (selected)

2013 - The W-CA Landscape Photography Open, Worcester, England / 2012 - Neoreplicants: 30 SW Artists Explore 3D Printing, Pheonix Gallery, Exeter / 2009 - Island Universe, Gallery in the Blue, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan / 2008 - Through The Lens, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol / 2005 - Immediate 3 - New Art from the North, Site Gallery, Sheffield / 2003 - Model, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, KIAD, Rochester / 2002 - East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich / 1999 - Immediate, Site Gallery, Sheffield / 1998 - Kunstart, Fachhochscule Bielefeld, Bielefeld / 1997 - In-Transit, Fachgebiet Kunst University of Osnabruck, Kunstcentrum Haagweg, Osnabruck, Leiden / 1995 - Digital Art, Mall Galleries, London

Residencies / Public commissions / Grants

2012 - Digital Art Commission, Exeter Pheonix, Exeter UK / 2006 - Arts Council England / 2005 - International Art Residency, Cultural Centre of Harghita County, Csikszereda, Transylvania, Romania / 2004/5 - Site Gallery, Sheffield / 2003 - Arts Council England / 2002 - Southern Arts England

Educational experience (selected)

2011 to present - Programme Leader MA Graphic Arts, UWE Bristol / 2008 to present - Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, UWE Bristol / 2009 - Senior Lecturer in Photography, UWE Bristol / 2012 to present - Tutor, Open College of the Arts / 2003 - Visiting Lecturer, UWE Bristol (until 2008) / 1998 - Part time Lecturer, University of Derby (until 2003)

Other experience

2012 - ‘A Head of the Curve’, In conversation with Audaye Elesedy, Phonic FM 106.8, Exeter UK