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About Tim Norris

Tim specialises in large-scale Sculptural Furniture, 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.

CURRICULUM VITAE

D.O.B: 31.10.72

EDUCATION:

1992-95 K.I.A.D,Canterbury, Ba (Hons),Fine Art.
1991-92 Chelsea School of Art, London, Foundation course.


COMMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES:

2009/10 Gateway Sculptures, Wykery Copse, Bracknell
Develop Artworks to celebrate and respond to the ancient woodland environment at Wykery copse. Working with Tetlow King architects, Bracknell Forest Council and Bloor homes.

2009 Landform Sculpture, Chiselhurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Kent.
Create Land art feature using wood, soil and turf to form an outdoor performance and learning at Chiselhurst and Sidcup Grammar School, working with pupils and school staff.

2007-08 Sculpture Commission, Orchid vale school, Swindon
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
Develop Guiding vision for the estate, working closely with community, Landscape Architects, Planning Authorities as well as commissioning Additional Artists to complete the scheme. Working with Arts express, Groundwork east London, Southern housing and Mansels

2005 Sculpture Commission, Mountsfield Park.London.
Create sculpture inspired by nature. Located in public park
Working with groundwork south London and Lewisham borough council

2004 Lead Artist, National Cycle Network, Oxfordshire.
Develop a single Guiding vision for the route, work with Engineers and Landscape Architects, Planning Authorities as well as commissioning Additional Artists to complete the scheme.

2003 Sculpture Commission, Harlech, Wales.
Design and build Site Specific Artworks.
Working with partners, Art works Wales and Snowdonia National Park.

2003 Commission, Harold Court woods, Essex.
Design and build sculptural features throughout the park, working with Partners, Forestry Commission and Thames Chase.

2002 Sculpture commission, Lorrimore square, London.
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.
Lead education and Mentoring Program. Constructing commissioned work as Artist in Residence along the UK’s longest Sculpture Trail.

1999 Sculpture Commission, The National Cycle Network, Kent.
Design and Build Site Specific Sculpture in response to the “Crab and Winkle Way” working in partnership with Sustrans and Kent County Council.

1997 Sculpture Residency, Kilvey Community Woodland, Wales.
Design and create sculpture trail throughout Kilvey Hill. Working with local residents and Swansea City Council

1996 Sculpture Residency, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria.
Design and Build Site Specific Sculptures in response to the Forest environment. Working for the Grizedale Society.

1994/95 Sculpture Commission, Stour Valley Arts, Kent.
Design and Build Site Specific Sculptures in response to the northdowns way. Working for the stourvalley arts and the Kentish Stour Countryside project.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2009“Shunt” London bridge, London.
Installation of sculpture in Shunt Vaults.

2009 ”Cannizzarro open” Wimbledon, London.
Open studio show as part of Cannizarro Arts Festival.

2008 “AAF”, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, london.
Group show. Of selected 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 the Bookstore

2001 “Bloodstream”, Islington Mill, Manchester.
Works made in response to
Islington Mill. Installed throughout the building.

2000 ”Shopwork” Alternative Artspace. Camberwell, London.
Bilco art group. Group show as part of Camberwell Arts week.

2000 “The New 8” The Sound house Gallery, London.
Group show. Artists from Arts express current work

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.

1995 “Mixed media” The Candid Gallery Islington, London.
Annual exhibition of Selected fine art degree show works curated by the Candid Gallery.

1994 “Sculpture at Canterbury”, St Augustine’s Gdns, Kent.
Exhibition of large-scale sculptures sited throughout the
Gardens of St Augustine’s abbey.

1994 “168 Hours ” The place to Discover, Canterbury, Kent.
Group Exhibition of sculpture and paintings.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE.
SCHOOL ,COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE PROJECTS

2008 “Sensory Garden” The Vibe, London.
Lead young adults.in design, sculpture and planting workshops. Working towards the construction of a Sensory Garden for the Vibe Youth Centre. Working with groundwork and Arts Express

2008 “Nature is a workshop” Turner Contemporary, Kent.
Lead out door sculpture workshops inspired by the materials and landscape of Kent. Working with the general Public leading to the Construction of Temporary chestnut sculptures sited throughout Margate.

2008 “Fast Track” ING Bank, London
Lead workshops with bank employees, covering the principle methods of sculpture, Modeling, Casting, Carving and Assemblage.
In Association with the Royal British society of sculptors, Parker Harris and “Fast Track” Formula 1 Art program.

2008 “The Fun Forest” Canning Town, London
Lead sculpture workshops with school excluded teenagers.
Drawing, Modeling and Carving. Workshops led to making interpretation sculptures throughout Ashburton woods in canning town. Working with Arts Express

2007 “The Fourth plinth” National Gallery, London.
Lead Sculpture workshops with London based refugee groups in connection with the 4th plinth scheme at Trafalgar Square. A program designed to increase inclusion, awareness and appreciation of art in the public realm. Working with Arts Express and the Mayor of London.

2007 “Salon” Kings Wood, Kent.
Lead introductory training session for “Salon” the Deaf artists Organization prior to them working in the forest. Working with Stour Valley Arts.

2006 “The Foundations of Sculpture” Stamford hill, London.
Lead sculpture classes for residents of the Stamford hill housing estate. Based on the fundamental techniques of sculpture, including, Drawing, Modeling, Mould making, Casting, Carving and Assemblage. Working with Arts Express and Groundwork

.2006 “Canal Art” Grand Union Canal. London
Lead drawing and model making workshops in schools, working with hearing impaired children. Leading to the creation of sculptural seats sited along the grand union canal. Working with Arts Express, Groundwork and The Environment Agency.

2004 “Woodland bench”, Caerphilly, Wales.
Lead Carving workshop with young offenders leading to the construction of an outdoor seating area. Working with the Probation Services and Dynamix.

2004 “Rycotewood College”, Thame, Oxfordshire.
Lead HND students on Public Art pathway to design, build and install permanent outdoor sculpture and furniture.

2004 “Wildlife Garden sculptures” Northdown School, Kent.
Lead drawing, model making and carving workshops to create sculptures and seating areas throughout the grounds of the school.

2002 “Stone Carving” St Botholphs center, London.
L ead Stone carving workshops with homeless adults, working within the “tracks” scheme. Leading to the creation of an exhibition displayed at st botolphs center. Working with Arts Express.

2001-08 “The Stour Valley Arts” Kings wood, Kent.
Lead sculpture workshops designed in response to the Forest environment. Projects have been run with Schools, Refugee groups and General public.

2001 “The Crab and Winkle”Whistable Community College.
Lead Willow weaving/construction workshops with school children, work inspired by the Crab and Winkle way.

1997 “Community Sculpture Trail”, Bon-y-maen, Swansea.

To lead workshops with Local community members to design and build permanent outdoor sculptures. Working with the forestry commission and Swansea council.

1995 "Stone Carving " Create Arts Festival, Ashford.
lead stone carving workshops with the general Public. Drop in free workshop. Working with Kent County Council.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2000 Andy Goldsworthy, Sculptor, Moolight path, Challock Forest
1996/7 Yan Niedojadlo, Interactive Sculptures, Royal Festival,Hall
1995 Stephen Cox, Granit carving, Kew Gardens, London
1994 Stone Restoration Department, Canterbury Cathedral
1994/6 Richard Harris, Sculptor, Kings Wood, Kent and Dorchester.