Approved: 16.08.2006

Tim Martin

Artist, Curator, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006

Tim Martin’s practice currently involves making and showing work through engagement and collaboration with others. He has curated exhibition programmes for over 15 years and in 2014 set up Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset with the aim of presenting national and international work in the reclaimed spaces of Hestercombe House, whilst also developing a residency programme.

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  • Location: Devon, South West
  • Activities: Curating, Exhibitions programme, Project management, Film-making, Studio practice
  • Categories: Curatorial, Film & Video, Installation, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: Tim Martin, Curator, Devon, Hestercombe, Reveal
 

Biography

Tim Martin’s practice currently involves making and showing work through engagement and collaboration with others. He has curated exhibition programmes for over 15 years and in 2014 set up Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset with the aim of presenting national and international work in the reclaimed spaces of Hestercombe House, whilst also developing a residency programme.

Recently curated exhibitions have included: Terrain: Land into Art, (2016) work by 17 artists including Gary Hume, Peter Doig, Anya Gallaccio, Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and Simon Faithfull. ‘Leaping the Fence’, (2014) works by 16 artists including Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger, Gavin Turk and Mark Quinn; Tania Kovats ‘Oceans’ as well as showing works from both Chris Ingram’s and Jeremy Cooper’s renowned collections. In 2016 he also curated ‘New Dimensions’ at The Museum of Somerset as well as ‘Combat Art – Reflections of Afghanistan’, London in 2015.

Martin’s curatorial practice overlaps with the making of work. He is concerned with the natural world and man’s relationship to it with inspiration being drawn from journeys made in the landscape, specific sites or issues. Recent activity has included: ‘Skills Unearthed’, Cotley, Somerset, 2013; ‘Community Means?’ Hemyock, Devon, 2013-4; ‘Palaces and Cabins’, Salisbury Art Centre, 2014; as well as contributing to the artists magazine ‘Hive’.

 

CV & Education

Born 1962 Keighley. Lives and works in Devon, UK

Recent Exhibitions

2010     ‘Through’ & ‘Through the Garden’, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington Common, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, N Devon (Solo)

2011      Sheds, Simonsburrow House, Devon

2012     Colour EFFECTS Mood, Musgrove Gallery, Taunton

2013     ‘Skills Unearthed, Cotley Tithe Barn, Somerset

2014     ‘Palaces and Cabins’, Salisbury Art Centre

Curatorial

2000-13    Visual Arts Officer, Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

2011      ‘England My England’ micro-festival, Taunton, Somerset (Co-Curator)

2011     ‘A Night of Light’, Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset (Co-Curated with   Zoe Li for Reveal Somerset)

2013      Outside In, West, Museum of Somerset

2013      R.E.P Group - Mediators (co-curated with Simon Lee Dicker) OSR Project Space, West Coker, Somerset

2014       Leaping the Fence, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset

2015       Second Site, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset

2015       Combat Art – Reflections of Afghanistan, Menier Gallery, London

Participatory/other projects

2009     Producer, ‘Night/Day’, Film Council funded digital short film. Written and produced by Deborah Richardson

2011      Project Manager, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, The Brewhouse, Taunton

2012      Get Creative, Taunton High Street, with Somerset Film and Actiontrack

2013-4    Community Means? Hemyock Primary School, Devon

Awards

2007      South West Curatorial Research Trip to China, Arts Council England

2010      Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council of England, ‘Through’ & ‘Through the Garden’

 

2012      Visual Art South West/Reveal Partnership Travel Bursary Kyiv, Ukraine

Publications

2006     50 Wessex Artists, Evolver Books

2010     'Through' solo exhibition catalogue

2010     William Morris Society Newsletter article

2014      Visual Art South West - Guest editor Sept  http://www.vasw.org.uk/

2014     Palaces and Cabins, group catalogue

2014     Leaping the Fence, Catalogue

2012     Mapping the Future, Textile Forum SW review of Conference/Catalogue

 

Professional/other Bodies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

‘Reveal’ Lead Officer for Visual Arts and Media, Somerset (job share) 2007-13

Visual Arts South West Steering Group, 2010 - 13

Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers (Chair) 2011 - 14

Somerset Art Works (SAW) Board member 2010 -

 

Conferences and Seminars

2012     Rhod Symposium, Chapter, Cardiff

2012      Local is the New Global - Reveal conference, Wells - Somerset UK

2014      Critical Mass - Making the Visual Visible, Seminar, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset

2014      Moved by Conflict, Schools Conference, MShed, Bristol

2014      Liquid Line – Drawing as a Means of Exploration, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset

2015     Second Site – The Context of Art, Seminar,  Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset