Approved: 14.07.2020

Russell Moreton

Artist, Curator, Maker, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 14.07.2020

Russell Moreton, Speculative Spatial Practices

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Artist Statement

Russell Moreton, Speculative Spatial Practices

Working Notes for installation at Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2018

 

A reflective building is an echo not a statement.

Haptic devices/seating/dwelling in the landscapes of the mind.

Landscape assemblages and the significance of solitude.

The immensity/intimacy and its immediacy to the imagination.

Immensity is within ourselves  Bachelard 

 

The site a Raveningham offers the spatial practice of a social event and the opportunity to playfully engage with architectural forms, fine art surfaces and textures.

 

The sensing space, a sculptural assemblage created at Raveningham is an inquiry into 'making' and 'reflexivity' amongst a social landscape.

 

Artist Statement 2019

Curatorial Architectures/Assemblages

 

Russell Moreton practice continues to develop themes that bridge interests between the post studio operations of the contemporary artist and the new curatorial assemblages of the 21st Century. He is actively constructing research material that becomes transactive through interventions and installations that are in affect blurring art and the everyday rituals of creative enterprise. Through processes of almost anthropological mappings he attempts to create innovative and immersive exhibition formats that seek to engage a discursive audience.

 

Museum Director, Curator, Collector, Artist,

None of that means anything anymore.

J, Rhoades. 1998

 

The Studio is no longer a retreat but it now integrates. It is all exterior.

Ways of Curating, Hans Ulrich Obrist. 2014

CV & Education

 

CV

 

Russell Moreton.1961

3 Swan Lane

Harleston

IP20 9AN

 

Speculative Spatial/Curatorial Practices in Fine Art and Architecture

Spatial Practices : https://russellmoreton.blogspot.com/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/russellmoreton

Education

 

Interior design MA, Farnham UCA. 2013-2015

Spatial Practices MA, Canterbury School of Architecture. 2008-2010

Re-Envisioning Education, Brockwood/Santa Barbara Extension, PG credits. 2011

Visual Fine Art BA, Winchester School of Art. 2004-2008

NCFE Advanced Certificate in Creative Craft (level 3), South Downs College. 2004-2006

Short Courses : Life Drawing/Sculpture, Alternative Photography/Printmaking, Leaded and Stained

Glass and Glass Casting, Picture Framing,West Dean College. 1991-2003

Ceramics HSND, Epsom School of Art and Design. 1981-1985

Farnham Sixth Form College. 1977-1978

Bearwood College, Wokingham. 1972-1976

 

Professional Engagements

 

Member of Anglian Potters

Outpost Studio Member, 2018

Management and Development Committee Member, Waveney and Blyth Arts. 2017

Outpost Member, Norwich. 2016

Independent Creative Practitioner, Harleston. 2015

Head of Art (AS/A2), Brockwood Park School, Bramdean. 2011-2015

Committee Member, The Yard Artist's Community. 2012-2015

Hyde 900 Artist's Group, Winchester. 2009-2015

Teaching Academy, Re-Imagining Education, Krishnamurti Trust, Brockwood. 2011

Artist in Residence, Andover College. 2010-2011

Chapel Arts Studio, Selected Artist in Residence. 2009-2010

The Yard, Artist Community, Studio Member, Winchester. 2009-2015

Stained Glass Craftsmen/Designer, self employed. 1986-2008

Badger Barns/Traditional Oak Buildings, Works and Site Manager. 1995-2003

Dexterity Crafts, Potter/Workshop Manager, Walton on the Hill. 1985-1986

Studio Ceramics, designed and built large kilns for architectural ceramics, Godalming. 1983-1988

Grayshott Pottery, Pottery Apprenticeship. 1979-1981

Hop Kiln Pottery, Farnham. 1978

 

 

 

 

Art Based Exhibitions/Working Projects/Collaborative Events/Workshops

 

 

Anglian Potters Undercroft Exhibition, Norwich. 2019

New ceramic vessels and forms, themes around 'reverberations' innerness and volumes'.

 

Waveney Sculpture Trail at Raveningham.2018

Sensing Space, Architectural structure meets visual fine art, a sculptural assemblage created on site. Promoting an inquiry into 'making' and 'reflexivity' amongst a social and natural landscape setting.

 

Anthropological Entanglements : Strange Tools/An Anthropology of Landscape

Conversations, Collages/Walks and Creative Consciousness. 2018

An exploratory approach into the archives of Waveney and Blyth Arts.

Setting up an inquiry that can become an opportunity for exploration, investigation and exhibition, as well as a place for mutual exchange and support.

 

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. 2018

Visual fine artist working with experimental photography, collage and interior design.

 

Interior Design MA Degree Show, Farnham UCA. 2015

Presentation of “The Scriptorium” as a speculative learning environment, realized through collage, model making and digital technologies.

 

The Art Barn, Brockwood Park School. 2015

Design and exhibition of A level student's work, art books, textiles, drawings and paintings.

 

Yard and Meter, 10 days Creative Collisions. 2013

Collaborative exchange between visual art and poetry. Cyanotype images used as a projection and inspiration for live poetry event and publication.

 

Angelus Gallery, Winchester College, Winchester. 2013

Setting up of a exhibition, artist's talk and workshop. Works displayed, large drawings, collage, artists journals and research material. This exhibition attempted to create dialogues between Fine Art, Studio Practice and Interior Design.

 

Negative Capability, The Link Gallery, The Hyde Artist's Group. 2012

Art and Archaeological study from the site of the Leper Hospital, Morn Hill, Winchester.

Exhibition of large cyanotypes/anthropological forms and drawing frames with alternative photographic processes.

 

Back To Free School : Drawing out The Archive. Kilquhanity, Scotland. 2011

Speculative practiced based symposium, converted Pottery into a Camera Obscura, drawings and presentation of land art, pathways from sunrise to sunset.

 

10 Days in The City, Winchester. The Theatre Royal Winchester. 2011

Dressing Room Installation, Darkroom and Studio Space.

 

Teaching Academy/Re-Imagining Learning, Brockwood Park School. 2011

Performed alternative learning environments, hidden curriculum/architecture without architects in the library, walking/making/thinking in the landscape with clay.

 

Strong Voices/Interfaith part of Hyde 900, The Link Gallery, University of Winchester. 2010

The Human Body, absences/presences,traces left through drawing and field chalk on paper.

 

10 Days at The Laundry, Winchester. Urban Fallow Project/Thinking Sociologically. 2009

Large communal arts project organized by The Yard Artists and Winchester School of Art.

Developed a roving pinhole camera from a oil drum which was used as an apparatus and spatial practice from which to engage with other practitioners and members of the public.

 

Wolvesey Castle,Winchester, Live theatre, music and arts installations. 2007

Installation in the foundations and medieval drainage channels of the ruins.

Childhood “armada” oversized paper boats in restricted area, only accessed via raised viewing platform.

 

Hampshire Open Studios, Bramdean. 2006

Drawings, artist's books, photography and sculpture all housed in a temporary art space appropriated from a greenhouse (white washed interior throughout with limited access to 2-3 viewers at a time).

 

Drawing Spaces : Picturing Knowledge (an interactive artwork) 2006

Hartley Library, University of Southampton.

 

Hampshire Open Studios, Bramdean. 2006

Drawings, artist's books, photography and sculpture all housed in a temporary art space appropriated from a greenhouse (white washed interior throughout with limited access to 2-3 viewers at a time).