Approved: 01.10.2008

Christopher Tipping

Artist, Consultant, Researcher

Approved: 01.10.2008

I am an experienced Artist working in Public Realm, Urban Regeneration and Healthcare environments for Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and the Private Sector.

I work within diverse, multi-disciplinary project teams delivering major Capital Projects as well as smaller schemes funded entirely from charitable donations.

I have delivered projects in sensitive Healthcare environments such as Mental Health, Chemotherapy and Cancer working and liaising directly with all service users and clinical staff. 

I offer clients multi-disciplinary skills ranging from contextual research to working with a diverse materials palette and have a broad knowledge of current practice in the built environment. 

I propose to influence design processes and outcomes from the outset via contextual, site-specific research and collaborative consultation. My work focuses on place & identity, with particular emphasis on local vernacular and how this is preserved, exposed & expressed as a visual narrative, telling stories about context and place. 

I am fascinated by the natural and man-made world. Geology, botany, species diversity, archaeology and astronomy: a continual enlightenment and am equally inspired by our collective human achievement in language, music, architecture - including our communities and the way we navigate & use our man-made space. 

I would hope to contribute positively to your projects by bringing the minutiae of nature and human existence into focus and to reinterpret this on a larger, more visible scale, affirming the natural and human in what can sometimes be unnatural, de-humanised public spaces.
 

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    Biography

    I am an experienced Artist working in Public Realm, Urban Regeneration and Healthcare environments for Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and the Private Sector.

    I work within diverse, multi-disciplinary project teams delivering major Capital Projects as well as smaller schemes funded entirely from charitable donations.

    I have delivered projects in sensitive Healthcare environments such as Mental Health, Chemotherapy and Cancer working and liaising directly with all service users and clinical staff. 

    I offer clients multi-disciplinary skills ranging from contextual research to working with a diverse materials palette and have a broad knowledge of current practice in the built environment. 

    I propose to influence design processes and outcomes from the outset via contextual, site-specific research and collaborative consultation. My work focuses on place & identity, with particular emphasis on local vernacular and how this is preserved, exposed & expressed as a visual narrative, telling stories about context and place. 

    I am fascinated by the natural and man-made world. Geology, botany, species diversity, archaeology and astronomy: a continual enlightenment and am equally inspired by our collective human achievement in language, music, architecture - including our communities and the way we navigate & use our man-made space. 

    I would hope to contribute positively to your projects by bringing the minutiae of nature and human existence into focus and to reinterpret this on a larger, more visible scale, affirming the natural and human in what can sometimes be unnatural, de-humanised public spaces.
     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and Training 1985 - MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London

     

    COMMISSIONS & CONSULTANCIES 

    2017 - WENRIC WARD, LITTLEMORE METAL HEALTH CENTRE, OXFORD

    Bespoke digitally printed glazing vinyl

    Commissioned by Artscape for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

     

    2017 - KINGSBRIDGE LANE – SOUTHAMPTON

     Public Realm adjoining and extending the Southampton Station Quarter Scheme

    Commissioned by Balfour Beatty Living Places & Southampton City Council

     

    2017 - TAMESIDE MACMILLAN UNIT – ASHTON UNDER LYNE

     Bespoke interiors & artworks inspired by a ‘Walk in the Tameside Landscape’.

    Commissioned by Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Trust.

    Macmillan Manchester and Willis Newson, IBI Group, KKE Architects, John Turner Construction Group

     

    2017 - CHATHAM PLACEMAKING PROJECT – CHATHAM, KENT – PHASE 2

     Phase 2  - Detailed Design of Public Realm Scheme – Pedestrian and Cyclist route from Chatham Station to the Town Centre

    Commissioned by Francis Knight, Art Consultants on behalf of Medway Council & Network Rail

    LDA Design, Project Centre, J Loughman Civil Engineering

     

    2017 - HALL ROAD – HULL

     65 bed Extra Care Residential Facility for Riverside Ltd. Digitally Printed Glazing Vinyl and bespoke Furniture / Cabinet in collaboration with Angus Ross Furniture and Wall Mounted works.

    Commissioned by Riverside UK, Hull City Council and Wates Living Spaces and RKL Art Consultants

    Croft Goode Architects, Re-Form Landscape Architects, VGL

     

    2016 - STATION QUARTER NORTH  – SOUTHAMPTON – PUBLIC REALM STAGE 3 - 2016

     £4million public realm & transport interchange project. My role is to bring a contextual narrative to the project with which to influence the design outcomes. This is a multi phase project currently nearing completion on site.

    Commissioned by Balfour Beatty Living Places & Southampton City Council. Contractor: BBLP. Specialist Concrete Pre-Cast: CCP. Bespoke Granite Artworks: Hardscape. Lighting Consultant: Michael Grubb Associates.

     

    2015 - CHATHAM PLACEMAKING PROJECT – CHATHAM, KENT – PHASE 1

    In September 2015 I was appointing as lead artist to work in collaboration with FrancisKnight Art Consultants and LDA Design to identify and scope creative public realm opportunities within Phase 1 of the strategic Chatham Placemaking Masterplan.

    Commissioned by Francis Knight Art Consultants on behalf of Medway Council

     

    2015 - WHITELEAF CENTRE, STAGE 2  - AYLESBURY

    Additional artworks and installation of digitally printed wall coverings to patient ward areas.

    Commissioned by Artscape for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

     

    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 - JUBILEE BUILDING 'Murmuration' Musgrove Park Hospital. Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust , Taunton, Somerset

    2014  - JUBILEE BUILDING Central Concourse Artwork '70 years on...' Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, Somerset

    2014 - WHITELEAF HOSPITAL -  Integrated artworks and wayfinding - A New Mental Health Hospital, Commissioned by Artscape: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Architects: Nightingale Associates. Contractors: Kier , Aylesbury

    2014 - SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGIATE CAMPUS - 'Heart of the Campus'.  HLM Architects, Turner Townsend, Graham Construction, The Cutting Room, VGL Ltd. 

    2012 -  2014 - SOUTHAMPTON STATION QUARTER NORTHTransport Interchange & Public Realm Strategy , Balfour Beatty Living Places & Southampton City Council, Southampton. 

    2012 - 2014 - OXFORD CANCER CENTRE, CHURCHILL HOSPITAL -'Under your shade' - Day Treatment Unit - . Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford

    2012 - 2013 - MARGATE FLOOD & COAST PROTECTION SCHEME - aka 'Margate Steps'  -  Interpretive & contextual concept & strategy commissioned by Thanet District Council & the Environment Agency. Marine Drive, Margate, Kent

    2012 - WHT & T - Building Schools for the Future - '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 - THE DYSON CENTRE FOR NEO NATAL INTENSIVE CARE - 'Mille Fleur' - Architectural Glass Screen by tippinggoldsmith. Commissioned by the Royal United Hospital, Bath - Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bath

    2012 - NEW ENTRANCE BUILDIN - A draft concept and scoping studyDuchess Building Musgrove Park Hospital , Taunton Somerset

    2010GUILDHALL SQUARE, SOUTHAMPTON -  ‘Hiatus’, 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 - MINEHEAD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - 'Coastal Reflections.....' tippinggoldsmith - A series of internal architectural 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 - HIGH STREET MAIDSTONE, KENT -  The Celebrated Street: Animal Walk' - Commissioned as artist consultant to the project team to influence & inform the interpretation of the streetscape & public realm. Client: Maidstone Borough Council. Architects: Letts Wheeler. Contractor: Ringway. Granite Consultants: Hardscape

    2009 - CARNIVAL HOUSE, SOUTHAMPTON -  ‘Rossby Diptych - The Largest Longitude / Time Plot in the World'  - Bespoke Cast concrete Rainscreen. Project Collaborators: National Oceanography Centre & Decomo Belgium. Commissioned by Development Securities Plc. Architects: Auckett Fitzroy Robinson. Contractors: Miller Construction. Elizabeth Smith, Public Art Officer for Southampton City Council.

    2009 - COMBE DOWN STONE MINES PUBLIC ART PROJECT -  '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 with Frances Lord and Steve Geliot Art Consultants. 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 - KEEPMOAT HOMES, HULL - '16 arc park'  - 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 & Gateway, Hull City Councils Neighbourhood Regeneration Programme.

    2009 - THEATRE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE -  'Hornsea Culture' 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 & Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward. 

    2009 - NEWTONS COVE WEYMOUTH -  Newtown's Cove Footbridge. 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 - No 1 Guildhall - Atrium Glass Screen - Commissioned by Atlantic Property Developments Ltd. Architects: Capita Symonds. Contractors: Dawnus. Glass Consultants & Manufacturers: Fusion Glass Designs & Pilkingtons. Elizabeth Smith Public Art Officer Southampton City Council.

    2008 - LONDON ROAD SOUTHAMPTON -  ‘Void’ - Bespoke black terrazzo sexfoil seats with inset text. '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 with Elizabeth Smiht Public Art Officer.  Bench collaborators & terrazzo manufacturers Pallam Precast Ltd

    2004 - GUNPOWDER PARK, WALTHAM ABBEY, HERTFORDSHIRE - 'Boom Bang Boom'. , 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.