STATEMENT

 

The relationship of sculpture, painting and printmaking is as one thing to me; creative artwork. I like work to have some narrative qualities that can encompass and involve a wide range of people – visual entertainment.

The personal works have a thematic direction, sometimes figurative often landscape. This involves colour, surface modulation and layers.

Using a wide range of materials and scale supported and led by idiosyncratic design I make two and three dimensional works which are exhibited widely in the UK.

I have been responsible for the creation of a number of large site-specific Public Artworks in a variety of materials including wood, steel, Cor-Ten and stainless steel for private and local authority clients including the NHS.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 HemingwayArt Gallery, Oxford (Invited)

2011 HemingwayArt Gallery, Oxford (Invited)

2009 Art in Woodstock, Oxfordshire (Invited)

2008 Café Gallery, Bermondsey, London (Open)

2008 Mens Work 2008, Artlink Gallery Hull (Selected Monoprints)

2008 Art in Woodstock, Oxford (Small Sculpture Selected)

2008 UH Gallery, St Albans (Selected)

2008 Henley Festival (Invited)

2007 Café Gallery, Bermondsey, London (Open)

2006 Charlotte Stevenson Award, Highly Commended

2004 Hunting Art Prize, Royal college of Art London and Touring

2002 The Tobacco Factory Gallery, Bristol (Invited)

2001 Contemporary Craftsman Gallery (Invited)

2000 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wall Works (Selected)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 HemingwayArt Gallery, Oxford, new small works in wood

2011 Ruskin Mill, Gloucestershire, new works (Invited)

2001 Norwegian Church Gallery, Cardiff, large paintings

1998/99 The Square Gallery, Bedfordshire (Small paintings)

1994 Acorn Gallery, Liverpool, small sculpture

1991 Guidhall Arts Centre, Liverpool, small sculpture

1989 PREMA, Dursley, new works in stone

 

COMMISSIONS

2014 Carterton, Oxfordshire. Two stainless Steel figurative site specific works
with seating plus stainless steel shop signs for West Oxfordshire District Council, S106 Funded

2014 St Peters Church, St Albans. Carved Oak Pulpit restoration and new carvings

2011 The Lightmoor Conversation. Steel. For Stanbridge Interiors. The Lightmoor Centre, Telford, Shropshire

2010/11 The Healing Tree. Green Oak. For East and North East Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Vinci Construction Uk Ltd. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, new plaza centrepiece

2009 Town Map. Stainless Steel. Hitchin

2009 Coopers Yard. Corten Steel. Public Artwork, Brookers Development, Hitchin

2008 Lotus Eleven. Carved Green Ash, Private Commission

2007 Bending the Light. Green Oak. Cwmaman Sculpture Trail

2007 Poem. Green stained Beech. Private Commission

2006 Oxford University Museums Services. Web Site Drawings

2005 /6 Windsor Mining Memorial, South Wales. Heritage Award Winning Memorial for the Community Groups of the Aber Valley. Funded by Community Planning Key Fund, Communities First Trust Fund, Welsh Tourist Board

2004/5 The Lister Hospital. Sculpture commission to Enhance the Healing Environment north and East Herts Trust

2004 Story-telling Arena, Ecopark site, Cefn Fforest, Blackwood For ACE

2003/5 The Bent Iron. Stainless Steel Arch for The Upper Rhymney Community Committee

2003/4 Millennium Commission Celtic Trail Entrance Sculpture

2003 Cefyn Hengoed Youth and Community Centre. Mural

2002 Derwendeg Primary School. Ceramic Mural. Groundwork

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Carters Walk Model

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2012 Specialist Crafts Sculpture Workshops for Lecturers and Teachers

2009 St Lawrence School, Surrey, Artist in Residence

2009 Glenwood School, Dunstable, Artist in Residence

2008 Cirencester Junior School, Sculpture workshops

2007 Matravers School, Westbury, Wiltshire

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Public Art

 

SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS

2001/2002 Artist in Residence, Groundwork Caerphilly

1996 Institute Statale D’Art, Ancona, Italy. International Exchange Visual Research Project, Funded by Lingua European Funding Agency

1995 Royal Agricultural Show, Artist in Residence. Sponsored by Woodland Improvement and Conservation

1994 Forest Enterprise, Forestry Commission. Wood Carving Symposium

1992 St. Edwards School, Cheltenham. Sculpture Workshop Sponsored by Honda Cars UK Ltd

1990 National Curriculum Development Programme, Artists in Schools. Swindon Village Senior School Cheltenham, Arle Secondary School, Cheltenham

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Carterton Primary School Workshop

 

LECTURING APPOINTMENTS

1995 – 2007 Stroud School of Art and Design. Part time Lecturer in Sculpture

1993 – 1998 Royal Forest of Dean College

1994 – 1996 Herefordshire College of Art and Design

1976 – 1987 Stevenage College

1973 – 1976 Central School of Art and Design

 

EDUCATION

Birmingham Polytechnic 1969 – 1971 1st Hons BA Sculpture

Manchester Polytechnic 1971 – 1972 MA Sculpture

Cheltenham Fellowship in Sculpture 1973

 

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One thought on “STATEMENT

  1. Godfrey this is fabulous, am loving your chunky stylized sculptures and the drawings and sketches are a total delight and a lovely revelation. Bee happy, see you at the market, busybee

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