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Tim specialises in large-scale outdoor Sculptural works, his work draws its inspiration from the surrounding landscape and where possible uses indigenous natural materials, in combination with recycled or engineered parts.
Tim has a range of experience in both exhibiting and constructing commissioned work in the landscape. A proven track record of Commissions and Residencies, Including, Artist in Residence at The Irwell Sculpture Trail, The Grizedale Forest, and The National Cycle Network.
Rather than produce solely Furniture or Sculpture he creates inspirational environments for the public to relax, chat and enjoy.
Tim has run a wide range of workshops in many different settings. Working on site with groups, constructing large sculptures to running one-day workshops in schools and Community centres
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COMMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES:

2016               Sculpture Commission, Cecil Gardens, Hull

Commissioned to Create Sculptural Sitooterie.

Working with Wates, RKL and Hull City Council.

2015               Sculpture Commission, International Forest Art, Szechuan, China

Commissioned to create a sculpture as part of this international land art exhibition.

Working with IWZ and Chinese Government.

2014               Sculpture Commission, Alingsas, Sweden

To develop a sculptural work in response to the local area.

Working with the Turnet Art Group and the local government.

2013/14          Sculpture Commission, Chilton, Oxfordshire

To develop Sculptural performance space in response to the local area.

Working with the Parish Council and the Vale of white Horse Borough Council.

2013          Sculpture residency, I park, Connecticut, USA

To develop Artworks in response to the I park environment. Working towards the Environmental Art Biennale.

2012/14          Sculpture Commission, Hamble Town Square, Hampshire

To develop Sculptural Seating in response to the Riverside environment Working with the Parish Council and Eastliegh Borough Council

2012               Sculpture Commission, Waddon Housing Estate,Croydon

To develop Sculptural features for Leap area in response to the Architecture of Waddon area and Estate Working with Wates and Croydon council

2012               Sculpture Commission, National Theatre, London

To develop Sculptural Drawing Tent in response to the Architecture of the South Bank Environment Working with the National Theatre in collaboration with Artist Sally booth

2011               Sculpture Commission, Brownsea Island, Dorset

To develop artworks in response to the unique Island environment Working with the National trust in collaboration with a painter and poet

20010/11       Sculpture Commission, Milhamford Nature Park, Oxford

To develop sculptural seating to respond to the park environment at MilhamFord. Working with Oxford City Council and The friends of Milhamford Nature Park.

2009               Landform Sculpture, Sidcup Grammar School, Kent.

To create Land art feature using wood, soil and turf to form an outdoor performance and learning area at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar  School, working with pupils and school staff.

2007-08         Sculpture Commission, Orchid vale school, Swindon

To develop sculpture for school grounds, working with Artpoint, Equion FM (PFI company) and pupils and teachers at school.

2006               Lead artist, Stamford Hill Sculpture Project, London

To develop Guiding vision, working closely with community, Landscape Architects, Planning Authorities as well as commissioning Additional Artists to complete the scheme. Working with Arts express, Groundwork London, Southern housing and Mansels

2004               Lead Artist, National Cycle Network, Oxfordshire.

To develop a single Guiding vision for the route, work with Engineers and Landscape Architects, Planning Authorities as well as commissioning Additional Artists.

2003               Sculpture Commission, Harlech, Wales.

To design and build Site Specific Artworks.

Working with partners, Art works Wales and Snowdonia National Park.

2003               Sculpture Commission, Harold Court woods, Essex.

To design and build sculptural features throughout the park, working with Partners, Forestry Commission and Thames Chase.

2002               Sculpture commission, Lorrimore square, London.

To design and build Sculpture for this urban square. Involving Local residents in a program of design, making and installation of the final piece.

2001               Sculpture Residency, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Manchester.

To lead education and Mentoring Program.  Constructing commissioned work as Artist in Residence along the UK’s longest Sculpture Trail.

1997               Sculpture Residency, Kilvey Community Woodland, Wales.

To Lead workshops and create sculpture trail throughout Kilvey Hill. Working with local residents and Swansea City Council

1996               Sculpture Residency, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

To create sculptures in response to the forest environment.

Working with the Forestry Commission and the Grizedale Society

1994-95         Sculpture Bursary, Stour Valley Arts, Kent

To create sculptural seating in response to the forest environment.

Working with the Stour Valley Arts, Kentish Stour Countryside project and the Forestry Commission

EXHIBITIONS:

2014               ‘Art Biotope’ – Darmstadt, Germany

Sculpture inspired by the IWZ forest environment, displayed throughout the forest.

2013               ‘Shape’ Pop up Gallery – The City of London

Installation of sculpture in Gracechurch Street. The city of London.

2013               ‘Science Nature and Identity’ – Stour Valley Arts, Ashford

Installation of sculpture in Elwick Rd Gallery.

2012               ‘Shunt’ London Bridge – London

Installation of sculpture in Shunt Vaults.

2006-15         ‘Canizarro Open’ Wimbledon, London

Studio show as part of Canizarro Arts Festival & Merton Arts Trail

2013               ‘Art Hits the Street’ Acton Town, London.

Installation of sculpture at alternative venues in Acton.London

2013               ‘Shape’ Pop up gallery The City of London,

Installation of sculpture in Gracechurch Street.The city of London

2013               ‘Science Nature and Identity’ Stour Valley Arts, Ashford.

Installation of sculpture in Elwick Rd gallery.

2012               ‘Shunt’ London bridge, London.

Installation of sculpture in Shunt Vaults.

2010-12         ‘Canizarro Open’ Wimbledon, London.

Open studio show as part of Canizarro Arts Festival & Merton Arts Trail

2008               ‘Ealing open’, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London.

Group show. Of Current work Throughout Ealing.

2004               ‘Art in the Park’, Chumleigh Gardens, London.

Group show as part of Camberwell Arts week.

2002               ‘The Acton Crawl’ Digital Public Art event, London.

Digital Artworks projected, and on screen, Displayed inside and out,

in various venues throughout Acton Town.

2001               Booked’, Waterstones, Piccadilly, London.

Bilco art group. Works made in response to anonymously exchanged books.

Displayed throughout their flagship Bookstore.

1997               ‘Sculpture 97’ The Henley Festival, Oxfordshire

Annual exhibition of sculpture curated by the Barn Galleries

and displayed along the Thames during the Henley Festival.

1994               ‘Sculpture at Canterbury’, St Augustine’s Gardens, Kent.

Exhibition of large-scale sculptures sited throughout the

Gardens of St Augustine’s abbey.

EDUCATION / COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

 

2013               ‘Build the future’ Catalyst Housing, London

Working with local residents to design and build large scale models and drawings inspired by the housing estate of their imagination, working with recycled materials.

2012               ‘Olympics’ Langley park Girls school, London.

To lead sculpture workshops inspired by the 2012 London Olympics. Construction of temporary willow sculptures sited throughout the school.

2011               ‘Labyrinth’ Deptford Park, London.

To lead outdoor sculpture workshops with local people. Construction of living willow sculptures sited throughout the park.

2008               ‘Nature is a workshop’ Turner Contemporary, Kent.

To lead outdoor sculpture workshops inspired by the materials and landscape of Kent. `Construction of Temporary chestnut sculptures sited throughout Margate.

2007               ‘The Fourth plinth’ National Gallery, London.

To run Sculpture workshops with selected groups in connection with the 4th plinth scheme at Trafalgar square.  A program designed to increase awareness and appreciation of art in the public realm. Working with Arts Express and the Mayor of London.

2006               ‘Canal Art’ Grand Union Canal. London

To lead drawing and model making workshops in schools leading to the creation of sculptural seats being sited along the grand union canal. Working with Arts Express Groundwork and The Environment Agency.

2005               ‘Safe Routes to School’, Dulwich, London.

To lead woodcarving workshops in schools leading to the creation of wooden plaques to be displayed along the route to school. Working with Arts Express.

2004               ‘Rycotewood College’, Thame, Oxfordshire.

To lead HND students on Public Art pathway to design, build and install permanent outdoor sculpture and furniture

2001-12         ‘The Stour Valley Art Project’ Kings wood, Kent.

To lead sculpture workshops designed in response to the Forest environment. Projects have been run with Schools, Refugee groups and colleges