Thursday 14 March 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm
A025 Lecture Theatre, AUB
A drinks reception taking place in TheGallery will follow the talk.
Tim Harrisson lecture introduced by Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University of the Creative Arts
Sculptor Tim Harrisson has been working with stone for the last thirty years. He will be talking about his work with special reference to the two recent works: End Piece (Ham Stone, 2015) and Duo (St Bee’s Cumberland Sandstone and Carrara Marble, 2018), now installed on the AUB campus. Tim Harrisson offered the sculptures on long-term loan to AUB in 2019.
The talk will begin with an introduction by Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts and Honorary Fellow of AUB.
The pair are long-term colleagues and friends having known each other since Simon worked as Museum Director at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth. Simon commissioned Tim to make the sculpture Horizon for the museum’s garden which was completed in 1995 and has followed Tim’s exhibitions and developments ever since.
Tim Harrisson was born in Essex in 1952 and lives and works in Hindon, Wiltshire, He studied at Hammersmith College of Art, Norwich Art School and Byam Shaw School of Fine Art.
In 1988 he was Sculptor in Residence at Red House Museum, Christchurch, organised by the Hampshire Sculpture Trust. He has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions, including the Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, 2011; Bournemouth University Atrium Gallery; and Creswell Crags Museum. He shows work regularly at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, near Salisbury. Recent commissions include West Park House; Southampton City Centre; the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth; Chatsworth House, Derbyshire; and Southampton Airport, Eastleigh. Recent solo exhibitions include Land/Stone/Colour, Canary Wharf London, 2018; and As It Was Now, Messums Wiltshire, 2018.
In 2013 a selection of his works on paper were acquired by the British Museum, and in 2014 Creswell Heritage Trust in collaboration with the Art Fund and the V&A Museum purchased a series of six drawings. He was elected to the Royal West of England Academy in 2013 and 2015, and was a member of the selection panel for the RWA’s biennial open exhibition, Drawn.
Professor Simon Olding
Professor Simon Olding is Director of the Crafts Study Centre and Professor of Modern Craft at the University for the Creative Arts. He held the post of Head of Arts and Museums and Director of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth in the 1990s commissioning Tim Harrison’s sculpture Horizon there. His writing and research interests are in studio ceramics and craft organisations, with a special focus on craft in South West England. He is an Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth and curated the exhibition Martyn Brewster: The Nocturnes for The Gallery, AUB in 2018.
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