Approved: 21.12.2016

David Appleyard

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

Approved: 21.12.2016

David Appleyard is an artist with a background in three-dimensional design. Since establishing his studio in 2007, David has developed an eclectic portfolio of creative projects for the public realm and private collections. His on-going creative practice strives to communicate ideas and narratives through the development and production of three-dimensional works and temporary installations.

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    Artist Statement

    David Appleyard is an artist with a background in three-dimensional design. Since establishing his studio in 2007, David has developed an eclectic portfolio of creative projects for the public realm and private collections. His on-going creative practice strives to communicate ideas and narratives through the development and production of three-dimensional works and temporary installations.

    Since 2007, David's creative practice has been focused on the design and delivery of projects for our public realm. Storytelling with objects and three-dimensional installations is at the heart of his creative work and he strives to communicate ideas and narratives through the design and production of sculpture, light installations and temporary time-based projects. David believes that artwork within a shared space should engage people at various levels. From a fleeting glance to an up-close inspection, he aims to create work which adds a distinctive sense of fun, quality and individual narrative to each location. Research, engagement and collaboration inform everything and can only add to the building of a sense of pride, ownership and celebration.

    The individual heritage of a site is often used as a catalyst for the development and production of permanent creative legacies that now occupy a wide range of spaces within our shared landscape. 

    The studio continues to grow with a range of exciting new projects, interesting collaborations and studio experiments.

    CV & Education

    David Appleyard

    Born -

    In the summertime 1978

    Education - 

    BA (Hons) Industrial Design - Sheffield Hallam University - 2000      

    MA Design - Sheffield Hallam University - 2006

    PGCE - 2006 – 2008 - Sheffield Hallam University

    Teaching 

    2011 - Ongoing - Associate Lecturer – BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design - Sheffield Hallam University 

    Sep 2006 –July 2011 - Year Tutor – BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design - Leeds College of Art and Design 

    2004 – 2006- Associate Lecturer – BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design - Sheffield Hallam University 

    Awards 

    2018 - Sheffield Design Awards / Keith Hayman Award for Public Art - Winner

    2018 - Sheffield Design Awards / Open Space Award - Winner

    2017 - Honourary Merthyrboy / Merthyr Rising Festival / Hwyl Hub

    Completed Projects

    App 038 - What the Botanist Saw - Chester Zoo - 2018

    App 037 - Project F.A.R – A research mission to low orbit - Central Bedfordshire Council - 2018

    App 036 - 1:50 Merthyr Hearts  - Edition of 50 - David Appleyard -2017

    App 035 - Terms and Conditions Apply - Norton Priory Museum and Gardens - 2017

    App 034 - Time in the Ice House - Norton Priory Museum and Gardens - 2017

    App 033 - Spinning Tops - Laycocks Building, Sheffield - Watkin Jones and Son Ltd - 2017

    App 032  MERTHYR SHINES - -  Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - 2016

    App 031 – MERTHYR HAS AN IRON HEART - Merthyr County Borough Council - 2016-2017

    App 030 – PLANTABLES - University of Sheffield - 2018

    App 029 – CowPYE for Chesterton - ZVI Construction Co. LLC - 2016

    App 028 – Cosmic Blueberries - Sculpture and Landscape Design - Sheffield University - 2016

    App 027 – June - Printing Experiments - David Appleyard - 2016

    App 026 – Birds 2016... - David Appleyard - 2016

    App 025 – Island - CNC Experiments - David Appleyard - 2016

    App 024 - Cosmic Antler Soup – Gates - Sheffield Hallam University - 2016

    App 023 - Website, branding and social media - David Appleyard - 2014

    App 022 - A Hut for E and I - David Appleyard - 2014

    App 021 - 19:55 – Kings Reach town centre development project  

    App 020 -  Asterism #2 - Carved Sandstone Pillars - Edward Street Park, Sheffield City Council - Installed 2016

    App 019 - ‘Bilbo’ (Bollards) – Sheffield Business Park – 2010 - 2015

    App 018 - Asterism #I – Print Edition of 1 – Donated for auction - Yorkshire ArtSpace - 2014

    App 017 - NURP 40 TW 194 (Sculpture) - West Bletchley Council - 2014

    App 016 - Le Bastard – Boundary - Portobello Street, Sheffield City Council - 2014

    App 015 - Dennis – Seating - Galvanize Festival of Contemporary Metal and Sheffield Millenium Galleries - 2014

    App 014 - Terriers (Sculpture) – Navigational markers - Wakefield Council - 2013

    App 013 - Scatter - Care Home Boundary – Worcester – 2013

    App 012a - Bunting (Sculpture) - Sanctuary Care Homes – Sheffield - 2012

    App 012b - Lovebirds Bench - Sanctuary Care Homes – Sheffield – 2012

    App 011 - Lucky Birds - Edition of 10 plus 5 artist proofs -  PW10 (Persistence Works 10th Anniversary - 2010

    App 010 - Street Furniture - Parsons Cross Library - Sheffield City Council - 2011

    App 009 - Californian Fruits (121 x Sculptures) – Whitefield Park, Whitefield - Bury Council - 2010

    App 008 - Factory Girls (Sculpture) - The Lowry – Unlocking Salford Quays, Salford 2011

    App 007 - WCLQ (Sculpture) – The Adelaide Health Care Centre – Southampton – Sculpture - 2010

    App 006a - Sculptural shelter, Phillimore Park, Sheffield – – 2010

    App 006b - Stacks (Bollards) - Phillimore and Darnall Park, Sheffield, 2010

    App 006c - Earthworks with integrated sculpture - Phillimore Park, Sheffield - 2010

    App 006d - Sandstone seating - Darnall Park - Sheffield - 2010

    App 005 - Fractals – Sculpture for Building Schools for the Future Project – Silverdale School Sheffield – Taylor Woodrow - 2009

    App 004 - 75-metre sculptural boundary - Endcliffe Park Playground, Sheffield City Council - 2008

    App 003 - New Roots (Sculpture) - Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis - 2008

    App 002 - Bright and Bold – Architectural facade for two small structures at Barnsley Civic and Mandela Gardens, Barnsley - 2007

    App 001 - Bubbles, Butterflies and Ivy (Waymarkers), Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail, Clitheroe, Lancashire - 2007

    App 000 -  Runaway Goat - Various engagement projects with schools and community groups – 2005 - 2007