Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence

2013  – 2020  Artist in Residence at Imperial College London. UK

I am currently the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence, working with the CDT and TSM in the Department of Condensed Matter Sciences and Physics at Imperial College, London. My residency has been generously extended by Imperial College until Sept 2020


1989 – 1992

▪Post Graduate Diploma in Sculpture

Royal Academy Schools, London. UK

1985 – 1988

▪Bachelor of Fine Arts

Chelsea School of Art, London. UK

Sculpture 1st Class Hons

1980 – 1985

▪Blacksmith Apprenticeship. RQ LTD

▪C.O.S.I.R.A. City and Guilds, Salisbury. UK

Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 – ‘Figure in the Landscape. Within the Levels and Horizons of Time‘ 1 month residency programme and exhibition at Sirkel4. Atelierfellesskap. Molde, Norway
  • – ‘Paradigmatic Ontologies’ Hjertøya merzbau. 2 week project performance work at Prosjektuke, MRK, Kunstsenter, Plassen, Molde, Norway
  • 2015 – ‘Becoming Graphene. Imperial Ballistics’  Installation Funded by The Leverhulme Trust for my residency at Imperial College London, UK
  • 2012- – ‘Anvilled Stars’ ‘The Greenwich Constellation’, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The Royal Observatory. UK.  (Permanent collection)
  • 2011 – ‘Anvilled Stars’ ‘the Kensington constellation’, Installation at the Science Museum, London, UK
  • ‘Anvilled Stars’ at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK
  • 2010 – ‘Anvilled stars’ at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, UK
  • 2008 – Votive Alter at the Great Malvern Priory, permanent installation, UK
  • 2007 – Decoy’s, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK
  • 2005 – Numen and Scotoma, Oslo Academy Galleries, Norway
  • 2000 – Numen, Five Years Gallery, Curated by Jean Paul Martinon, London, UK
  • 1992 – Kern Gallery, Fulda, Germany
  • 1990 – Blind Affections Bypassing Memories, Trondheim, Norway

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 – Surnedahl Billag – ‘Parlour Collective’ performance to film residency. Norway
  • 2018 – ‘Paradigmatic Ontology – Andes to Mars’ Imperial Festival,  ICL, London. UK.
  • ‘Parlour Géométrique’ – Chiswick House, London. UK.
  • 2017 – ENGROS, Copenhagen. Denmark.
  • 2016 – ‘Parlour Arboretum’ – Harcourt botanic garden, Oxford, UK.
  • ‘Parlour Dictionaire’ –  Dr Johnsons House, London. UK.
  • 2015 -‘Parlour Symblique’ – The Freud Museum, London, UK.
  • ‘Parlour and the assembled Image’ – Hamar performance festival, Norway.
  • FODO VII, WAC Gallery London. UK.
  • 2014- FODO VI, WAC Gallery London. UK.
  • 2013 – Wolf in the Winter, UK Tour. MAO, Oxford. Dorchester Abbey. Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK.
  • ‘Parlour Arabesque’ – Leighton House Kensington, London UK.
  • ‘Palour Merzbau’ – The Kurt Schwitters Merzbau Romsdalsmuseet Molde Norway.
  • ‘Three Fields’ NOFORMAT Gallery London UK.
  • 2012 – ‘Palour Souterrain’ – The Brunel Museum. London UK.
  • ‘Paper Nautilus’ Nautilus Press. London UK.
  • ‘Parlour Jardin’ – Oxford Botanical Gardens. UK.
  • FODO V at WAC Gallery London, UK.
  • ‘Measuring the Universe’ – The Royal Observatory, Greenwich. UK
  • ‘The Perfect Nude‘ – Curated by Dan Coombs and Phillip Allen, Wimbledon space. UK, + Pheonix Gallery, Exeter. UK
  • 2011 – FODO I, III, IV at Wac gallery, London, UK
  • 2010 – ‘Reflections in a Field of Heaven’ – MHS Oxford, UK
  • 2008-11 – To Make I, II, III, IV, V, KHIB Bergen, Norway
  • 2007 – SKULPTURI.DK, – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • ‘Liable to Flooding’ – Brentford, London, UK
  • 2004 – Installation, – Fire and Iron gallery. UK
  • 2002 – ‘Video work’ – Five Years Gallery, London, UK
  • 2000 – ‘Snowballing’ – The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
  • Arthur R Rose, – Tanner Street, London, UK
  • 1999 – ‘Blink’ – 5 Princelet Street, London, UK
  • ‘dot’ – 5 Teesdale Yard, London, UK
  • 1997 – King’s Cross – The Ice Station, London, UK
  • Big Blue – Coins Cafe Gallery, London, UK
  • 1996 – ‘Close very very Close’ – Roger Stevens gallery, Leeds, UK
  • 1995 – Infanta – The View, Liverpool, UK
  • Open Door – Holborn, London, UK
  • Art Focus – Tel Aviv, Israel (British Council funded)
  • Miniatures – The Agency, London, UK
  • 1994 – ‘Candyman II’ – London, UK
  • 1993 – ‘Three Installations’ – 194 Goldhawk Road, London, UK
  • 1992 – ‘Kunstler Zeigen Kunstler’ – Gallery Vier, Berlin, (with Helen Chadwick)
  • 1991 – Djhkanka Gallery – Warsaw, Poland
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
  • The Economist Building – London, UK
  • 1990 – The Boathouse Gallery – Trondheim, Norway
  • 1988 – First of the Firsts – The London Institute, London
  • 1985 – Parnell Park – public commission, London
  • B.A.B.A. National Iron Work Exhibition, Glamorgan, UK
  • 1984 – Towards A New Iron Age – V&A, London, UK

 Employment and Teaching:

1985 – present

Master Blacksmith (freelance) – Aside from teaching fine art, I practice as an architectural blacksmith.  I have worked on my own and through Richard Quinnell Ltd. on numerous large and small scale projects of 18 and 19th C. restoration and reproduction for the National heritage, including the Knoll house gates and overthrow and the locks at Hampton court Palace, the rose arbours for the Duke of Westminster. Large projects for the sultanate of Oman and also contemporary design and build projects such as the stair case at Pembroke College Masters Lodge Cambridge. I continue to make and design metalwork and freelance to various leading Blacksmith firms, architects and private clients.



▪Assistant Professor, 30%, KhiB, Bergen Norway

Visiting tutor , Royal Academy Schools London

2008 – 2011

▪Visiting tutor + course co-supervisor / To Make I.II.III.IV.V

Bergen Academy of fine Art, Bergen Norway


▪Visiting Tutor + course supervisor

Trondheim Academy of fine Art, Trondheim University,Norway

2005 – 2006

▪Visiting Tutor + project supervisor

National Academy of fine Art, Oslo, Norway.

▪Visiting tutor + project supervisor

Trondheim Academy of fine Art, Trondheim University, Norway

2001 – 2006

▪Senior Tutor in Fine Art .66

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford

1998 – 2001

▪Visiting tutor, Ruskin School Of Drawing and Fine Art


▪Visiting Project Leader

B.A. Fine Art (Alternative Media)

Kingston University

1992 – 1996

▪Visiting tutor (regular post)

B.A. and M.A. Fine Art (Sculpture)

Chelsea School of Art


▪Visiting artist/tutor ( spring term )

Trondheim Art Academy (Sculpture)

Trondheim University, Norway

1988 – 1989

Head metalwork Technician in Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art. London.


Talks / Lectures:

I have given lectures and seminars (undergraduate and postgraduate level) based on art practice at the following institutions :

▪Bergen Academy, Norway

▪Oslo National Academy

▪The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

▪Chelsea School of Art

▪Trondheim Art Academy Norway

▪Kingston University

▪Birmingham School of Art

▪Royal Academy Schools, London



2018 –  Scholarship from MRK, Kunstsenter, Plassen, Molde, Norway

▪2013 – The Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence award at Imperial College

▪1992 – Vincent Harris Prize

▪1991 – Royal Academy Gold Medal

▪1991 – Edward Stott Travel Scholarship

▪1988 – Mordent Lewis Scholarship

▪1984 – The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths – first prize certificate


▪2010 – Campo Del Cielo, Reflections on the work of MLG. PIGHOG Press, ISBN 978-1-906309-14-5

▪2005 – Numen and Scotoma. Book accompanying Exhibition in Oslo. Text by Professor Stein Ronning and Matthew Luck Galpin, ISBN 82-92613-09-9

▪1996 – Words Fail Me, collected writings. Toby Mott, Private Publication, Selected Bibliography

▪1996 – Amina Chatwin, Into The New Iron Age , Coach HousePublishing

▪1995 – Julian Stellabrass, On The Margins, Art Monthly, No.182 Dec-Jan

▪1994 – Tania Guha, Candyman II, Time Out, June 29 – July 6 Simon Grant, Miniatures, Art monthly, No. 181 November

▪1993 – David Lillington, 194 Goldhawk Road, Time Out

Current activity

I am a ‘core member’ of The Parlour Collective.

▪I am The Leverhulme trust Artist in Residence at Imperial College working with the Center for Doctoral Training in the Physics Department. 2013-15.  Academic Visitor in Physics. 2015-16

▪‘Anvilled Stars’ The Meteoritic Mirrors. 2 mirrors are now on permanent display at ROG.

▪I am a founding member of FODO with Bill Stewart and Nigel Swift.

▪FODO is an extremely successful, continuing and developing art project. Artists are selected by proxy for one day only group shows and seminars that are primarily arranged for discussion and soiré.