~~I see the process of making work as a mediating one through which I am able to explore a personal investigation of the world, with particular focus on the structural processes of growth. Concepts from mathematics and the biological sciences inform my practice, which is all based upon the creation of biomorphic objects.
Earlier work employed a systematic methodology in which simple mathematical sequences involving chance are applied to the transformation of an element e.g. a line or shape that are splined to create forms. Recent work takes as a starting point selected found objects that are altered through topological changes e.g. attenuation, invagination etc. to create new forms that have both biomorphic and designed aspects simultaneously. These sculptures are not mimetic but associative of a multiplicity of natural forms. The making process itself has ritualistic qualities that are reflected in their visual identity.
CV & Education
1981-1983 M.F.A., Reading University (Sculpture)
EMPLOYMENT- COMMISSIONS & CONSULTANCY WORK
I work as a full time artist, I exhibit work, I create/curate exhibitions for Hampshire Sculpture Trust
2011-2016 Site specific project curator, University for the Creative Arts Farnham (see below)
2011-2016 Arts Consultant, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust/King’s Fund and Department of Health “Enhancing the Healing Environment” programme. Garden Project for patients at the end of life. The project won a prestigious BBH Award in the category Best External Space
2009-2012 Wiltshire College, B.A. Fine Art, p/t lecturer
1997-2008 Basingstoke College of Technology, p/t lecturer/course leader in Foundation and Art & Design Access courses respectively
I have work in private collections in the U.K. Ireland and U.S.A.
RECENT & PENDING EXHIBITIONS
2019 "Deconstruction" Mixed sculpture exhibition, Allen Gallery, Alton
2018 “Transform” Hampshire Cultural Trust Creative Genuis project
An exhibition of sculpture inspired by artifacts held in the collection of HCT.
The Westbury museum Gallery, Fareham
2017 “Drawing” The Gallery, Dalkey, Ireland.
2016 “Materials Matter” Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre.
2014 “Compressed Space” Link Gallery, University of Winchester.
A group show of Hampshire Sculpture Trust members work
2014 Art in the Garden, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens mixed exhibition June-Nov
2014 Solo Exhibition, Link Gallery, University of Winchester Jan – Feb.
“Sculpture, Transformations & Equivalents”
2013 Art in the Gardens, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Group show, June – Oct
2013 The Searchers Contemporary Gallery, Bristol. 2 person show of sculpture, entitled
“The Autonomous Object”
2012 “Drawing Towards Sculpture”, THE SHOP, Basingstoke.
2010 “Heft” Group exhibition Winchester Gallery
2019 "Deconstruction* Mixed Sculpture exhibition, Allen Gallery, Alton
2018 "Transform" Westbury Manor Gallery, Fareham. A sculpture exhibition in collaboration with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire Sculpture Trust
2016 Materials Matter” at the Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre. HST
2011-16 Time Garden Project, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust. Site specific project working with B.A. Fine Art students from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2014 “Compressed Space”. Link Gallery, University of Winchester, I conceived and curated this group exhibition for Hampshire Sculpture Trust.
2012 “Drawing Towards Sculpture”. "The Shop".
2011-12 Brookvale Community Association. Site specific sculptural interpretation structure
2006 Interior Design projects in Ireland, and Bristol, incorporating commissioned drawings
Basingstoke & Deane, Restoration of Regency Gate, Walled Garden
2005 Basingstoke & Deane Commission for Walled Garden
2002 Basingstoke Heritage Society, Site Specific Interpretation Structure
2000 Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, Walled Garden Sculptural Signs
2010-16 Executive Member, Hampshire Sculpture Trust. Organising and curating exhibitions
Currently I am working on a research project exploring the decision making process in Fine Art practice.
2011/2016 Time Garden Artworks 2016 pending. Published books documenting project
1979 “Sol Le Witt, A System’s Aesthetic, Thesis published by Exeter College of Art