Approved: 16.08.2006

Richard Higlett

Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006

Richard Higlett works across a range of media while more recently has been involving elements of performance and sound, presenting as part of Soundworks, ICA London in June 2012. In 2011, he created a Sound Car that can be used as a portable gallery for sound art and featured in a number of projects in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Unseen: Experimentica at Chapter, while he was the first Artist in Residence for the Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea in the autumn of 2012 Over 2012, he has increasingly become involved in curating, combining his focus on sound by producing 'The Witching Hour 'for Cardiff Contemporary in October 2012 and was the first exhibition exclusively looking at visual artists from Wales working with sound. The project is being developed as a touring project in 2013. 'The Witching Hour' opened at Goat Major Projects, a project space he co-founded in Canton, Cardiff which has presented 8 projects in 2012. More on GMP can be found at www.goatmajorprojects.com while his practice as an artist is consolidated at www.richard.higlett.com and a side project at www.wallyfrencharchive.com Also see https://soundcloud.com/richard-higlett/spin-created-2009 http://vimeo.com/user9227142.

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    Biography

    Richard Higlett works across a range of media while more recently has been involving elements of performance and sound, presenting as part of Soundworks, ICA London in June 2012. In 2011, he created a Sound Car that can be used as a portable gallery for sound art and featured in a number of projects in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Unseen: Experimentica at Chapter, while he was the first Artist in Residence for the Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea in the autumn of 2012 Over 2012, he has increasingly become involved in curating, combining his focus on sound by producing 'The Witching Hour 'for Cardiff Contemporary in October 2012 and was the first exhibition exclusively looking at visual artists from Wales working with sound. The project is being developed as a touring project in 2013. 'The Witching Hour' opened at Goat Major Projects, a project space he co-founded in Canton, Cardiff which has presented 8 projects in 2012. More on GMP can be found at www.goatmajorprojects.com while his practice as an artist is consolidated at www.richard.higlett.com and a side project at www.wallyfrencharchive.com Also see https://soundcloud.com/richard-higlett/spin-created-2009 http://vimeo.com/user9227142.

    In 2014, he presented Free Mountain for Cardiff Contemporary and initaited the Open Studios Weekend across Cardiff. 2014 was also a period of research and person development support by a Creative Wales Award. Looking at the role of artist/curator and ideas about creative practices being embedded into the everyday expereince. In March, 2015 he presented new works along side old for the Interference Programme at Chapter, Cardiff. Le Degre feature a new drawing style informed by the research period and involved the creation of bespoke typefaces. The gallery for the show was only available in the South Wales Edition of The Big Issue encouraging a dialogue on exchange outside the context of the gallery. He has exhibited in New York, Montreal, Bruno and Venice and various galleries and artist-led spacing in the UK.

    In 2017, I am looking back as key ideas that have yet to surface, the few piece that have stayed at the back of my mind that resurface periodically before they are push aside for the demands of current works and deadlines. First manifestion of these idea at Arcade Cardiff 03/17 as After & Before.

     

    CV & Education

    CV

    Richard Higlett DOB: 27/08/66

    Nationality: UK British, Currently Based Cardiff, Wales, UK

    E: richardhiglett@mac.com

    W: www.richardhiglett.com

    T: +44(0)447901527083

    Recent Solo exhibitions

    2015  Le Degre,Interference Chapter, Cardiff Wales UK

    2012 Endless Kiss, Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2011 Welcome to Your World, G39, Cardiff Wales, UK

    2011 Song of the Years End, (l:l) WWSOTA, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

    2010 Phantasien, (l:l) Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK

    2007 Unbound (Cinema Screenings), Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales, UK

     

    Some Group exhibitions

    2014 Farm Shop, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

    2014 Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales, UK

    2013 Colm Cillies Spiral, London Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

    2012 Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2012 Soundworks, ICA London, UK

    2011 The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK

    2011 Nothing Gold Can Stay, Angelika, High Wycombe, UK

    2011 Matt Roberts Salon, Matt Roberts Gallery, London, UK

    2011 Rhodio, Pane Vino e San Daniele, Venice, Italy

    2011 Sounds of the Valley, Pontadawe Art Centre, Wales, UK

    2010 The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK

    2010 We Have The Mirrors, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK

    2009 Extraordinary Days, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK

    2008 A Song for Jack Exhibition, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK

    2008 Comic Ladder, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2008 If you build it they will come, G39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2008 Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

    2008 Welsh Artist of the Year, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2008 Re:Drawing, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown Wales, UK

    2007 6 in 6 weeks, Moot Gallery, Nottingham, UK

    2006 Undercover, Oriel Davies gallery, Newtown, Wales, UK

    2005 Flourish, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

    2005 Anima, Gallery B-312, Montreal, Canada

     

     

     

    As Curator

    2014 Free Mountain, Cardiff Contemporary, Wales, UK

    2012 The Witching Hour Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2012 Assembled at Home: Mike Murray, Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2011 Thelightgetsin, Hay festival, UK

    2008 Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London UK

    2007 Loners' Island, G39, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    2000 Dealers In Junk, The Annex, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK

     

    As Gallerist

    2012-present

    Co-founder/ Director of Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    www.goatmajorprojects.com

     

    Live/Performance

    2012 Sound Car, Bangor Sound City, Bangor, Wales, UK

    2009 SoundPOOL, Sound Festival Cologne and on-line Global.

    2008 A Song for Jack, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK

    2008 Spin, Artcast Folly, Podcast UK-based organisation.

    2008 A Home in Distant Stars, The Daily Constitutional, Podcast, USA based site.

     

    Intervention

    2012 A These Worlds Are Yours Except… With band Bearman, Cardiff, UK

    2003 10,000 Reflective Copper Discs, Urban Legacies:

    Aint no love in the heart of the city, CBAT & public sites, Cardiff, UK

     

    Projects

    2012 to 2015 Cardiff Contemporary Open Studios Project, Cardiff UK

    2011 to 2013 Don’t Shoot The Messenger, Mobile Sound Art Gallery, Various UK

    2008 to 2013 ARC Artists Resource Cardiff, On-line, South Wales UK

    2007 to 2012 Mermaid and Monster, On-line, UK

     

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2006  Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff UK

    2005  1st prize Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown Wales, UK

     

    Residencies

    2012  Glynn Vivian Gallery Residency, Swansea, Wales, UK

    2014  Chapter Studios Residency, Cardiff, Wales, UK

     

    Selected Publications

    2008 Re:Drawing Catalogue

    2008 Re-Imaging Wales

    2006 Anima Catalogue

    2005 Flourish Catalogue

     

     

    Artist Member of Contemporary Art Society, London, UK