Approved: 06.12.2011

Mick Petts

Artist, Consultant, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 06.12.2011

'My job is to see the full potential of a certain site or situation, to make new ideas spring to life, to re-engage people and wildlife with the land '.

What excites me is the integration of art, science and innovation - to create landscapes which invite people to interact with them and which can change and develop over time.

Inspiration behind my work can come from literally anywhere but I'm

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Biography

'My job is to see the full potential of a certain site or situation, to make new ideas spring to life, to re-engage people and wildlife with the land '. What excites me is the integration of art, science and innovation - to create landscapes which invite people to interact with them and which can change and develop over time. Inspiration behind my work can come from literally anywhere but I'm particularly interested in natural forms and patterns which occur on both on the macro and micro levels. To take the best from the past, create and celebrate in the present, and work with positive change for a sustainable future.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1980 - BA Three Dimensional Design, Brighton College of Art, Brighton, East Sussex. Residencies 1993 - Environmental Artist in Residence, Groundwork Caerphilly, Blackwood, Gwent. 1986 - Artist in Residence, Greenfields Therapy Centre, Ely Hospital., Cardiff 1985 - Artist in Residence, St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey 1983 - Artist in Residence, South East Arts / Southern Water, Bewlbridge Reservoir, Kent Public commissions 2012 - Boar Amphitheatre., Parc Cwm Darran., Caerphilly County Council. 2010 - 50M x 1M Gateway Mosaic, Neath Port Talbot CBC, Neath, South Wales 2007 - Ammonite Pools, Cotswold Water Park, Gloscestershire 1999 - Pit Pony Landform, Parc Penallta, Caerphilly County Council. 1991 - Mother Earth / Mam Ddaear, Garden Festival Wales., Ebbw Vale. Corporate commissions 2012 - Flamingo Lounge, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Slimbridge, Gloscestershire 2005 - Marsh Harrier Hide and Crannog Landform, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Martin Mere, Lancashire 2004 - Wildlife Observatory,, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,, London. 2003 - Human Scale Badger Sett,, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,, London. Competitions, prizes and awards 1981 - New Craftsman Grant, The Crafts Council Educational experience - tertiary 2012 - Land Art Course Leader, Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre, Worcester 2009 - Visiting Lecturer, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen 2002 - Visiting Lecturer, BA Spacial Design, Hereford College of Art 1986 - Visiting Lecturer, BA Interior Design, Cardiff College of Art 1982 - Visiting Lecturer, Technical Skills BA 3D Design, Brighton College of Art 1980 - Part Time Lecturer- Foundation studies, Brighton College of Art, East Sussex.