Pete Newell

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After leaving the Slade in 1981 I ran a commercial sculpture studio for about twenty years. However in the last few years within my sketchbooks and journals I have generated ideas that have been explored through a large body of work consisting of paintings and drawings embracing a series of personal icons which are then used as compositional devices. This all sounds very dry but the act of painting, in all its forms and the use of colour, has really provided a drive and motivation not felt for some time.  In 2012 I worked with my son , the audio-visual artist Tom Newell, making works that involve paintings and installations upon which a mapped film was projected revealing over time new possibilities in terms of meaning and compositions. This work explored physical spaces and objects that were part of the environment, the art work hopefully revealing hidden stories behind the buildings and other chosen sites. We were accepted for that years Bristol Biennalle with this practice. Since then I have moved to Bideford and the interest in hidden narratives has been extended to include subjects from industrial history and our declining maritime industry. This interest particularly focuses on the old ships and boats moored along the quay at Bideford whose dents, rust and unusual physical additions hint at their own individual histories.

Biography

 CURRICULUM VITAE  PETE NEWELL

 

 

 

 

                                   1977-1978 NORTH DEVON COLLEGE

1978 - 1981                 EXETER COLLEGE OF ART

1981 - 1983                 SLADE SCHOOL OF ART

2008-2011                   MA IN ART HISTORY OPEN UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND PRIZES

ASSOC. INSTITUTE OF BANKERS

BACHELOR OF ARTS(HONOURS)

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN FINE ART UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION

1981 SCULPTURE PRIZE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS

 

EXHIBITIONS

HARRISON MCCANN “PICK OF THE BUNCH”

2ND EUROPEAN SCULPTURE BIENNALE NORMANDIE

ROPEWALK GALLERY, BIDEFORD

SPACEX GALLERY, EXETER

BREWHOUSE, TAUNTON

WINCHESTER ST. GALLERY, SALISBURY

BLACKSELL GALLERY, N. DEVONCOLLEGE

ST. IVES FESTIVAL

NDA BROOMHILL GALLERY, N.DEVON

THE REALARTGALLERY,SHREWSBURY.

QUAY GALLERY, APPLEDORE.

ALLESSANDRO STUDIOS DUNDEE

B&WH.BURTON ARTGALLERY, BIDEFORD

QUAY GALLERY APPLEDORE

STRAW PROJECT OPEN STUDIOS

SW. OPEN STUDIOS

NDA BROOMHILL GALLERY

THELMA HULBERT OPEN 2007

SELECTED FOR APPLEDORE ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

 ONE MAN SHOW BURTON ART GALLERY 2007

ONE MAN SHOW PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE 2010

BRISTOL BIENALLE 2012

LOUGHRIGG GALLERY 2013

GOODWIN GALLERY 2014

DEVON ARTISTS NETWORK OPEN STUDIO 2015

NORTH DEVON ART TREK 2016

NORTH DEVON ART TREK 2017

South West Academy Annual Exhibition 2017

 

 

 

COMMISIONS 1983 - 2003

1983 ASDA SUPERMARKET SEPT. CRICKET FESTIVAL TROPHY

LWTV THEATRE SCULPTURES

NUMEROUS SCULPTURES FOR ARCHITECTS IN THE DESIGN OF THEME PARKS, RESTAURANTS, DISCOTHEQUES, INDUSTRIAL PARKS, INCLUDING WORK FOR BASS, NORTHERN LEISURE, FIRST LEISURE, SCOTTISH AND NEWCASTLE BREWERIES, RANK LEISURE, LEGOLAND WINDSOR, EAST DEVON COASTAL HERITAGE CENTRE, PHOENIX PARK. DUBLIN,BRITISH EMBASSY PRAGUE,HOLIDAY INN SAUDI ARABIA, TABLEAU FIGURES FOR BARNSTAPLE HERITAGE CENTRE, 3.5 METER WALL PANEL FOR CHICAGO ROCK CAFES.

 

MEDIA

TSW ART FILM ABOUT STUDIO AND WORK 1985

TSW SATURDAY CLUB

BBC RADIO DEVON

NORTH DEVON JOURNAL

WESTERN MORNING NEWS

WESTCOUNTRY TV WEST COUNTRY HALL OF FAME

 

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC

PART-TIME LECTURER NORTH DEVON COLLEGE SINCE 1983

VISITING LECTURER EXETERCOLLEGE OF ART, GLOUCESTER COLLEGE OF ART, SLADESCHOOL OF ART,UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

WORK SHOP PRESENTER NATIONAL ARTS LEARNING NETWORK CONFERENCE, TATE BRITAIN, FEBRUARY 2007

SPEAKER AT 2010 JERWOOD PRIZE DRAWING SYMPOSIUM, BURTONARTGALLERY

NUMEROUS WORK EXPERIENCE AND VISITING ARTIST PROJECTS WITH NORTH DEVON SCHOOLS

INCLUDING CHULMLEIGHSCHOOL, ILFRACOMBE SCHOOL AND PILTON COMMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

PROGRAMME LEADER IN FINE ART, ILLUSTRATION, AND CERAMICS, DELIVERED IN ASSOCIATION WITH  PETROC AND UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH.

CONFERENCE CONVENOR 2008, 2009 AND 2011 'DELIVERING THE ARTS IN RURAL AREAS.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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