Date of Birth: 13.09.49

Married with three children


1969-73 University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BA(Hons) Fine Art

1973-75 University of Reading


1975-76 Greek Government Scholarship, Athens Ecole des Kalon Technon

Academia di Bella Arti, Roma (Italian Gov. Scholarship)


1976 Northern Arts Awards

1982 Northern Arts Awards

1983 Artist in Residence, Grizedale Forest

1985 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Award

1989 Artist in Residence, Leeds City Arts Gallery

1990 British Council Grant

1991 Artist in Residence, Grizedale Forest

1994 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Award

1995 Artist in Residence - Schmidt Centre for Art, Florida Atlantic University

1995 British Council Travel Grant

1999 Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Leeds Travel Grant


1973-74 Tutor, University of Reading

1974-77 Chelsea School of Art

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1977-82 University of Newcastle, NSW,Australia

Programme Co-ordinator, Sculpture

1982-87 Senior Lecturer in Sculpture

Humberside Polytechnic

1987-89 Senior Lecturer in Art and Design

West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education

1989-94 Senior Lecturer, Head of Sculpture

Bretton Hall University of Leeds

1994-2001 Principal Lecturer

Head of Centre of Sculpture

Bretton Hall University of Leeds

2001- Head of Centre for Sculpture, University of Leeds, Bretton Hall

1977-2002 Visiting Lecturer

Norwich School of Art

Liverpool Polytechnic

Newcastle Polytechnic

Brighton Polytechnic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Falmouth School of Art

Sydney College of Arts, University of New South Wales

Royal College of Art

Visiting Professor

University of Newcastle N.S.W. Australia

Florida Atlantic University

University of Edmonton, Canada

One Man Exhibitions

1969 Hatton Gallery – University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1975 British Council Gallery – Athens

1976 Hatton Gallery – University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1977 Coventry Gallery – Sydney

1978 These Foolish Things

Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia

1978 The Sculpture Centre – Sydney

1980 Places, Paths and Mountains

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1983 Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Ceolfrith Gallery


County Durham

1985 Gone Fishin’

Posterngate Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull and Polytechnic Gallery,


1989 Drawings 1977-1987 and Epiphany Drawings and Sculpture

1988 –89 The Henry Moore Centre for the study of Sculpture,


(first retrospective)


1990 Kimberlin Gallery, Leicester

1990 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong

1991 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong

1991 Ldee Gallery, Tokyo

1992 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong

1994 ‘Crimsworth’ Installation

Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery

Music by Bill Nelson


1995 ‘Conventions, Objects and Fields’

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Perth, Western Australia


1995 Schmidt Centre Gallery

Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A.

1997 ‘Tracing’

Mark Widdup Fine Art

Newcastle, NSW Australia

1998 ‘Crimsworth’ Drawings

Galleri II Salto del Salmone

Turin, Italy


1998 ‘Songs’ – 14 bronze sculptures

Usdan Gallery, Bennington, Vermont, USA


2000 ‘Six Memoes for the next millennium’

Chiesa di St Agostina



2004 ‘Patterns’

Stephen Lacey Gallery


Villa Grugliasco

Parco Culturale Le Serre




Stadt Museums Werwaltung




Group Exhibitions

1973 Young Contemporaries – London, Camden Arts Centre

1974 Reading Museum and Art Gallery

1975 Cleveland International Drawing Biennale – Middlesborough


1977 Sydney Biennale


1978 Australian Sculpture Triennial, Mildura


1979 8 x 2 x 3 Sculpture Drawings

Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney

1981 Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne

1983 Northern Open-Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


1983 Drawing in Air: An Exhibition of Sculptor’s Drawings


Ceofrith Gallery and the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of

Sculpture, Leeds


1984 Hull Artist’s Association, Kingston-upon-Hull

1986 Hull Sculpture

Fernes Arts Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull

1986 Athena Art Awards, Barbican Art Gallery, London


1991 Redfern Gallery

Summer Show, London

2000 De Saumerez Manor – Jersey

Summer Exhibition

2001 Concepts for New Sculpture, Sculpture at Goodwood


2002 Drawings and Paintings, Witney Baldwin Interiors, Palm Beach,

Florida, USA

2002 Blue – Place Art Contemporanea, Turin, Italy


2002 21st Century British Sculpture, Guggenheim Museum, Venice,



2002 British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Notts. Exhibition of

Competition Entries

2002 ‘Solid State’ Contemporary British Stone Carving, Burghley

Sculpture Garden, Stamford, Lincs


2003 BLOK, Canterbury Festival of Sculpture.

2003 Form and Content in British Sculpture, Villa Gruliasco, Parco

Culturale La Serre, Gruliasco, Turin

2004 International Sculpture Exhibition, Castello di Aglie, Italy


1991 Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture

Permanent sitting of ‘Epiphany’

1991 Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

Residency and Installation of - Tall Poppies

1992 ICI Huddersfield, UK, Installation of ‘Building Bridges’

1994 Tall Poppies

Installation and siting

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2000 Guilin, China, Installation of ‘Philosophical Sculpture’

2000 Installation of ‘Centurion’, Newcastle Railway Station

2001 Sculpture at Goodwood. Commission to produce ‘Cathedral’

2001 Manor Heath, Halifax, Installation of ‘Poppy’

2001 Arriva, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Installation of ‘Oil Catcher’

2003 Commission to produce ‘Twin Spires’, Calder Park, Wakefield

2004 Commission to produce sculpture for Another Paradise Taiwan,


Newcastle Regional Gallery

NSW, Australia

Fernes Art Gallery


Henry Moore Centre for Study of Sculpture

Leeds City Art Gallery

Northern Arts

Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture

Grizedale Forest

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Arriva – UK

Guilin Yuzi Paradise – China

Private Collections in Australia, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Hong Kong


Rob Ward Dr David Bromfield

1980, Coventry Gallery

Rob Ward Bill Varley

Re: Guardian 1983

Rob Ward Urszula Szulakowska

Artefactum November 1991

Rob Ward Urszula Szulakowska

Recent Paintings Catalogue Introduction 1992

Six Memos Susan Blunt 1993

Visual Poetry Susan Blunt 1992

Feeling after Falling John Penny 1994

Catalogue Notes Exhibition

Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

Leeds Metropolitan University

Conventions, Objects,

Fields Urszula Szulakowska Exhibitions Catalogue

Schmidt Centre Gallery, Florida Atlantic University,

USA. Published by Stichting Het Grafisch Centrum

Crimsworth Urszula Szulakowska, Catalogue II Salto del Salmone

Published by Making Space

Songs Urszula Szulakowska,

Catalogue Published by Making Space

Six Memos for the Next

Millennium Catalogue Text by Elli Grazioli

Published by Making Space

Sculpture Message John Spurling, The Spectator

Concepts for New Sculpture 2001

Thinking Big 21st Century British Sculpture

Guggenheim Museum, Venice

Articles by Tim Marlow & Rob Mengham

Solid State Contemporary British Stone Carving

BLOK Canterbury Festival of Sculpture

Form and Content in

British Sculpture Catalogue text by Patricia Botallo

Patterns Catalogue text by Cathy Ward

Membership of Professional Organisations

1977 Member Higher Education Board of New South Wales

1983-85 CNAA Panel Member

1987-89 Welsh Advisory Board on Foundation Studies

1993-94 External Assessor

University of Derby

1997 Arts Council Assessor

Combined Arts Unit

1998 External Assessor

University of Sunderland

2000 Associate Member Royal Society of British Sculpture

2000 Elected Fellow Royal Society of Arts

2000 Elected Trustee, Royal Society of British Sculptors

2000 External Examiner, Kent Institute of Art & Design


1997 International Sculpture Conference – Chicago

1999 Six Memos for the Next Millennium

1999 International Sculpture Conference, Houston, Texas

2000 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

‘Remix’ featuring Six Memos for the Next Millennium

2000 International Sculpture Symposium, Guilin, China.

Curriculum Vita