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Richard

Qualifications and Training

HND, Graphic Design & Illustration - Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, 1992 to 1994
Foundation in Art & Design - Rotherham College of Art & Technology, 1991 to 1992

Employment History

2011 to present
Founder and Director, Kidology

2008 to 2012
Manager, Sheffield Children’s Festival, Sheffield City Council

2006 to 2008
Arts Development Officer, High Peak CVS

2005 to 2006
Festivals Co-ordinator, Barnsley Council

1994 to 2005
Self Employed Artist and Illustrator

Recent large-scale works

Show of Hands - an installation made by children from 12 schools. The children cast in plaster the space inside their cupped hands. The result was 100’s of tiny individual sculptures that were at once familiar and completely alien. The work was shown at Yorkshire Art Space in June and July 2009.

Close Up - a photo-montage project inspired by photo-realist painter Chuck Close. The project involved 500 children working with a professional photographer. The final work measured 25 x 18 metres and hung on the side of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats over the summer of 2010.

Bunny Bonanza - a work aimed at pre-school aged children. The project saw more than 100 rabbit sculptures take over Sheffield’s Winter Garden in summer 2010.

Flock of Golden Starlings – a sculptural hanging made from 1000 tiny golden bird sculptures exhibited in Sheffield Cathedral. In collaboration with Sheffield Assay Office one starling was cast in real gold.

A Bigger Bloom – a project funded by Sheffield Hallam University and inspired by David Hockney’s recent works. 90 children used Ipads to make a digital mural of spring blooms.

Commissioned Works

2012 Firecrest, Private Commission
2011 Goldfinch, Private Commission
2011 Passing Squall, Private Commission
2010 Stanage Storm, Private Commission
2009 Win Hill, Private Commission
2004 North Lees, Private Commission
2001 Smugglers’ Cove mural, Kernow Mill, Cornwall
2000 Crest, Fitzwilliam Estates, Wentworth
2000 The Story of Tartan mural, Edinburgh Woollen Mills
1999 Culloden Moor, Private Commission
1998 8 foot bottles mural, Scottish Whiskey Shop
1997 Victoria Park mural, Leith Mills, Edinburgh
1997 Highland Warrior mural, Clan Tartan Centre, Edinburgh
1996 Waterwheel mural, Masson Mill, Matlock
1996 Gorge mural, Masson Mill, Matlock
1996 Sir Richard Arkwright mural, Masson Mill, Matlock