Approved: 15.09.2015

Richard Wade

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 15.09.2015

In Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001), Rebecca Solnit examines place as the tangible landscape of memory. My research for my Masters project has centered upon the process of walking in relation to place. I am interested in the fashion in which we project our own experiences onto the places we pass through and inhabit, which over time come to hold memories informing our identity and help us to form cultural values and attachments. As my practice has progressed I have become interested in the effects of technology upon our perception of place and how this interferes with and becomes a substitute for memory.

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  • Location: Norwich, East
  • Artforms: Mixed media, Painting
  • Tags: japanese knotweed, invasive species, landscape, place, memory, trauma, romanticism, sublime, old catton park, humphrey repton, history, picturesque
 

Biography

In Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001), Rebecca Solnit examines place as the tangible landscape of memory. My research for my Masters project has centered upon the process of walking in relation to place. I am interested in the fashion in which we project our own experiences onto the places we pass through and inhabit, which over time come to hold memories informing our identity and help us to form cultural values and attachments. As my practice has progressed I have become interested in the effects of technology upon our perception of place and how this interferes with and becomes a substitute for memory.

Taking visual references from historical artists including the Norwich School of painters and contemporary practitioners such as Christopher Cook, Gerhard Richter and Dan Hays I have experimented across a range of mediums including drawing, painting and print making. I have subjected my imagery to a number of processes and techniques in order to explore and experiment with themes around memory, place and time. I am interested in the interplay and blurring of boundaries between print and paint, colour and its absence as well as the crossover between technological processes and hand crafted imagery as a visual metaphor.

CV & Education

                                                         Richard Wade

          richard-wade@hotmail.com   Mob: 07828 434675   D.O.B 26th March 1981.
                               19 Sewell Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4BP
                                            www.richardwadeartist.co.uk

 

 Education.

  • 2013-2015   Norwich University of the Arts MA Fine Art (Distinction).
  • 2004-2005   University of East Anglia: Postgraduate Diploma World Art Studies.
  • 2000-2003   Falmouth College of Art: BA Honours Fine Art (2:1).
  • 1999-2000   Norwich Art school: BETEC foundation.
  • 1993-1999   Norwich School.

 

Awards:

  • 2013  Windle Charitable Trust: £1000 grant towards the cost of studying a Masters in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts.
  • 2013  South Square Turst: £1000 grant towards the cost of studying a Masters in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts.

 

Since graduating from a degree in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art Richard completed a postgraduate diploma in World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. He went on to work for five years as an artist’s assistant to the London based painter Ben Johnson whilst maintaining his own studio practice. Various projects and commissions he assisted with included a residency at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool as part of the 2008 city of culture celebrations, a solo show at the Alan Cristea Gallery and a residency at the National Gallery.

Richard has worked on various commissions including the artwork for the 2011 album cover of the critically acclaimed Years of Rice and Salt’s, ‘Nothing of Cities.’ Since returning to Norfolk at the start of 2011 he has had the opportunity to dedicate more of his time to his own working practice. From the start of April 2012 Richard held the position of Artist in residence at the Anteros Arts Centre for the duration of one year. Richard has recently completed studying an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, graduating with a Distinction.

 

Exhibitions:

2003: Falmouth College of Art Degree Show.
2003: Fresh Air London- Truman Brewery.
2009: Riverside Studios Wimbledon, open studios.
2010: Riverside Studios Wimbledon, open studios.
2011: Shortlisted for the National Art Competitions ‘Salon de refuse’.
2012: Spring Fair, St. Margaret’s, St. Benedict’s Norwich.
2012: Solo Show at The Norwich Playhouse.
2012: Succesful selection for the Eastern Open, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
2012: Paint, St. Margaret’s, St. Benedict’s Norwich.
2012: Semi-Finalist Saatchi online surrealist showdown.
2012: Brighton art fair www.brightonartfair.co.uk stand 3.
2012: Successful selection for Norwich Castle Open: 'Vision and Reality'
2012: Selected as a 'Rise Art Insider.'
2013: Solo show at the Anteros Arts Foundation Norwich. www.anteros.co.uk   www.anteroscreative.com
2013: 'Tasty' Norwich Art shop Project.
2013: Solo show, Fabulous Frames, Upper St. Giles Norwich.
2014: Open Exhibition: The Bank Eye, Suffolk
2014: Interim Show: Norwich University of the Arts.
2014: Group Show, UNA Gallery, Fabric Warehouse, Norwich.
2015: Dialogues, NUA.
2015: Bishop's Art Prize, Norwich Cathedral.
2015: Holt Festival, St Andrew's Church.
2015: International Print Portfolio.
2015: NUA MA Degree Show.