I am an artist working in both public and private spaces. My work focuses almost exclusively on place & identity.
I am interested in local identity & the site specific & how this is preserved, exposed & expressed.
I am fascinated by the natural world, geology, botany, species diversity and a vulnerable eco-system.
I am equally inspired by our human achievement in language, music, architecture and how we have built communities and the way we navigate & use our man-made space.
Projects may be delivered as stand alone artworks or installations, but more likely, it is the work, which underpins the project; detailed contextual research influencing the design process, which leads to an original and creative interpretation.
Contextual research is process of dissection, revealing layers of social history, community & the very fabric of place. It also means engaging and collaborating with others. Individuals, organisations, specialists and all interested parties explore possibilities in collaboration.
CV & Education
Qualifications and Training 1985 - MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London
2009 - '1479 plates' , The Octagon 25 Milsom Place Bath, A discussion on the inspiration & research behind the exhibition & the collaboration with new technology specialists in design & ceramics.
Selected & Ongoing Commissions
2014 - Central Chelmsford 'Burgess Springs' - Chelmsford. Making places - creative interpretation strategy & embedded works to celebrate the life of Anne Knight of Chelmsford within the public spaces of this large development for Genesis Housing Association.
2104 - Bicester Community Hospital - Glazed screen artworks to ward rooms. Architects: Nightingale, Developer: Kajima, Contractor: Mansell Construction. Specialist artwork in collaboration with Guardian Glazing Ltd
2014 - 'Murmuration', New Surgical Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust , Taunton, Somerset
2014 - Central Concourse Artwork, Jubilee Building - New Surgical - Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, Somerset
2014 - Whiteleaf Hospital - Glazing screen artworks for identity and place. A New Mental Health Hospital, Commissioned by Artscape: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Architects: Nightingale Associates. Contractors: Kier , Aylesbury
2014 - The Heart of the Campus - A new building for Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Campus, HLM Architects, Turner Townsend, Graham Construction, The Cutting Room, VGL Ltd.
2012 - 2014 - Southampton Station Quarter North Project : Transport Interchange & Public Realm Strategy , Balfour Beatty Living Places & Southampton City Council, Southampton. Phase 1 works are currently on site.
2012 - 2014 - 'Under Your Shade', DTU Day Treatment Unit - Oxford Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital . Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
2012 - 2013 - 'Margate Steps' - Sea Defence Project, Margate. Interpretive & contextual concept & strategy commissioned by Thanet District Council & the Environment Agency., Marine Drive, Margate, Kent
2012 - 'Bransholme Seed Cloud' - A site specific artwork digitally printed on optically clear vinyl. Commissioned by Esteem Consortium , Winifred Holtby Secondary & Tweendykes Special School., Bransholme, Hull.
2012 - 'Mille Fleur' - Architectural Glass Screen by tippinggoldsmith, NICU - The Dyson Centre for Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit. Commissioned by the Royal United Hospital, Bath., Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bath
2012 - New Entrance Building, Duchess Building Musgrove Park Hospital , Taunton Somerset
2011 - Step Revetment - A Sea Defence for Margate, Marine Drive Margate - Thanet District Council & the Environmental Agency, Margate, Kent
2010 - ‘Hiatus’, Guildhall Square, Southampton, Lead Artist to Southampton City Council’s ‘Cultural Quarter Guildhall Square Regeneration Programme’. Commissioned by Southampton City Council. Engineers: Mott MacDonald. Contractors: Bardon Construction. Granite Consultants: Hardscape. Concrete Benches: Decomo
2010 - 'Coastal Reflections.....' tippinggoldsmith, New Minehead Community Hospital Somerset, A series of internal glass screens which explore themes of reflection & the flora of the coast. Commisisoned by Somerset Primary Care Trust. Architects DKA. Contractor: Laing O Rourke. Glass Consultants & manufacturers: Proto Studios Ltd
2010 - 'The Celebrated Street: Animal Walk', High Street - Maidstone Kent, Commissioned as artist consultant to the project team to inform the interpretation of the streetscape & public realm. Client: Maidstone Borough Council. Architects: Letts Wheeler. Contractor: Ringway. Granite Consultants: Hardscape
2009 - ‘Rossby Diptych - The Largest Longitude / Time Plot in the World' , Carnival House Southampton, Bespoke Cast concrete Rainscreen. Project Collaborators: National Oceanography Centre. Decomo. Commissioned by Development Securities Plc. Architects: Auckett Fitzroy Robinson. Contractors: Miller Construction
2009 - '1479 plates'. , The Octagon 25 Milsom Place Bath, This installation & exhibition was created as a response to the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Public Art Project & was commissioned by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Project collaborators: Autonomatic - 3D Digital Production Research Falmouth University. Oxford Archaeology. Ceramics Manufacturer & Consultant: Digital Ceramic Systems Ltd. Exhibition build & management: REM Event Management
2009 - 2104 ongoing - '16 arc park' Amy Johnson , Gateway. Hull City Councils Neighbourhood Regeneration Programme., Public open space & public realm inspired by the flight to Darwin Australia by Amy Johnson in May 1930. The park will be at the heart of a development of 600 new homes. Client: Gateway. Developer: Keepmoat Homes. Architects: John Thompson & Partners. Commisisoned by ARC - The Architecture Centre for Hull.
2009 - 'Hornsea Culture' New Theatre & Conference Centre, Hornsea Area Renaissance Partnership, Commissioned to research interpretation concept to inform the design & manufacture of concrete cladding panels. The work has been inspired by the coastal setting in Holderness & the archives of Hornsea Pottery. Client: HARP Hornsea Area Renaissance Partnership. Architects: East Riding of Yorkshire.
2009 - Newtown's Cove Footbridge, Newton's Cove Weymouth, The footbridge - part of the South West Coastal Path - replaces a 1950's concrete structure & now provides both a destination & platform from which to view Weymouth Bay & the Jurassic Coast & the nearby Olympic Sailing site at Portland Harbour. Commissioned by Dorset Engineering Consultancy
2009 - No 1 Guildhall - Atrium Glass Screen, No 1 Guildhall Southampton, Commissioned by Atlantic Property Developments Ltd. Architects: Capita Symonds. Contractors: Dawnus. Glass Consultants & Manufacturers: Fusion Glass Designs & Pilkingtons.
2008 - ‘Void’ London Road Sexfoil - Bespoke black terrazzo seats with inset text, London Road Southampton, As part of the London Road project team, the artist Chris Tipping created a concept for a simple, elegant and uncluttered public realm which uses quality materials and paving patterns to emphasise existing focal points, meeting places, thresholds, markers & gateways. Commissioned by Southampton City Council. Bench collaborators & terrazzo manufacturers Pallam Precast Ltd
2004 - 'Boom Bang Boom'. , Gunpowder Park. Waltham Abbey. Hertfodshire., Commissioned as an artist consultant on the project team to create an interpretive design concept for a new, dynamic country park which could be an inspiring place for the collaboration of arts, science & nature projects. The 90 hectare brownfield site, formerly owned by Royal Ordnance plc was part of a much larger site, which for the previous 200 years, was associated with gunpowder manufacture, weapons and propellants research. Client: Lee Valley Regional Parks Authority & LDA Design.