BRUCE WILLIAMS curriculum vitae
PERMANENT PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2021 PEACE FRIEDEN PAIX
Peace sculpture installed in the Peace Garden beside The D-Day Story on Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire. In collaboration with the engineer Jon Orrell of HOP Consulting. Commissioned by Portsmouth City Council.
2020 CONCORDE VORTEX
Railings on the site where every Concorde, that ever flew, took off for the first time. Commissioned and managed by Lidl Great Britain Limited.
2018 HAYLING ISLAND GARLANDS
Panels based upon local plants for LIDL. Commissioned and managed by Lidl.
2018 HORBURY OWL
Weather vane for the Horbury Library, Horbury, Yorkshire. Managed by RKL.
2018 WHITLEY WOOD ALBUM
Three sculptures, developed with local groups from archive photographs, which reveal the history of men, women and children in the community. Managed by Reading Council and funded by Tesco.
2016 CLUNTERGATE BIRD
Weather vane for the Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, Yorkshire. Managed by RKL.
2014-15 CHELMSFORD DAMASK
The 'Chelmsford’ pattern punched in steel for the façade of a new hotel for Premier Inn in Chelmsford, Kent.
2014-15 KILNWOOD ARCH and KILNWOOD COLUMN
Architectural scale features for a new park based on plants growing in a local wood. Commissioned by Crest Nicholson, near Horsham in Sussex.
2013-14 WATERLOOVILLE LEAVES
An autumnal frond of leaves greatly enlarged and punched in powder coated steel. Commissioned by Sainsburys for a new store in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
2013-14 FINBERRY APPROACH (Geese, swans and moiré)
Three entrance artworks to a new housing development near Ashford in Kent. Funded and managed by Crest Nicholson PLC in association with RKL Consultants and The Design Council.
2013-14 SPRINGLINE III
Sculptural railings, based upon local springs which create a new entrance to Havant Park in Hampshire. This is the third section to the railings which now form a thematic entrance to the town. Funded by a Section 106 agreement with Tesco the project was commissioned and managed by Havant Borough Council
2012 WATERLOOVILLE PAVILION
A contemporary bandstand that uses punched and laser cut metal to create images and shadows of an oak tree canopy, on the site of an ancient forest. Commissioned and managed by Havant Borough Council.
2012 SWINDON WORKS
Contemporary and museum, archive photographs of railworkers perforated into steel light-boxes installed in a pedestrian tunnel beneath the Swindon mainline track. Commissioned by Forward Swindon for Swindon Borough Council.
2011 MY HESSLE ROAD
Stainless steel banners, mounted on light columns along one mile of Hessle Road in Hull, developed with local consultation. Commissioned by Hull City Council and managed by Arc (architecture and built environment centre for Hull and Gateway, Hull neighbourhood regeneration team).
2009 BOUDICA COLONNADE, BOUDICA GLAZING and BOUDICA SKYLIGHTS
Three architecturally integrated elements, in the new Queen Boudica Primary School in Colchester, draw the local woods the learning environment. Commissioned and managed by Essex County Council as part of the Genius Loci Project in collaboration with BHP Architects.
2009 WATERLOOVILLE COLUMNS
Two black graite columns depict Waterlooville’s history and connections with the Duke of Wellington and his troops. Commissioned and managed by Havant Borough Council.
2008 HREOD ELEMENTS
Four sculptures depicting the four elements at the entrance to Nove Hreod College in Swindon. Managed by Artpoint Trust.
2008 TIGER REEDS
Freshwater reeds now growing in Cardiff Bay act as steel screens on the ground level of a new housing development. Managed by Safle.
2006-08 SPRINGLINE I & II
Sculptural railings and gates, based upon local springs, create a new entrance to Havant Park in Hampshire. Commissioned and managed by Havant Borough Council
2006 CHELMSFORD OAK
Landmark sculpture with controlled lighting, marking the entrance to Chelmsford’s new Park and Ride facility. Commissioned and managed by Essex County Council.
2005-07 SWINDON SCHOOLS’ GLAZING
Tinted glazing as photographic pixels. Integrated art works for seven new schools in Swindon. Commissioned by Swindon Council through Equion Estates and managed by Artpoint Trust.
2005 ROTHERWAS WOMEN
The Straight Mile Road, Rotherwas Industrial Estate. Commissioned by Herefordshire Council and managed by Public Art Route.
Commercial Road, Portsmouth, commissioned by Portsmouth City Council and managed by Pete Codling
2003 GIMME SOMETHING TO DANCE TO…
Salisbury Street Multi-Storey Car Park, Southampton, safety and air-circulation grills, commissioned and managed by Southampton City Council and Norwest Holst.
2003 ELECTRIC SHEEP
Milton Keynes Theatre, permanent interior sculpture, commissioned by Milton Keynes Theatre and Milton Keynes Council to commemorate a sheep farming benefactor. Managed by Art Point Trust.
Brighton Dome Theatre, permanent interior environment, commissioned and managed by Brighton Dome and Museum Development Company, in collaboration with artists David Parfitt, Matthew Miller and John Varah and engineers Atelier One.
2000-01 WATER WINGS
Blackpool Promenade, commissioned by Blackpool Borough Council, managed by the Art Department.
1999-01 LIFE SPAN
Railing artwork, 3m high and 450m in length, commissioned by The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and the Millennium Commission, in collaboration with Avril Wilson and Corstorphine and Wright, Kenzie Lovell architects. Project managed by RBM Associates. Managed by the Millennium Commission. Shortlisted for (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) RICS Award 2001, (Regeneration Category).
1999-00 SKELMERSDALE ROSE
A 20m x 5m artwork for a traffic island in Skelmersdale, commissioned by West Lancashire District Council, managed by Cumbria Public Art.
1997-00 OSCAR WILDE MEMORIAL WALK
Environmental work beside Reading Gaol . Commissioned by Reading Borough Council, part funded by the National Lottery and managed by Art Point Trust.
Environmental art and landscaping for Wimbledon Railway Station forecourt, London. Commissioned and managed by Merton Council in collaboration with Corstorphine and Wright, Kenzie Lovell architects.
1997 RUNNING WALL
Lee Valley Park Sports Centre, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Lee Valley Park Regional Authority, managed by Art Project Management.
1996 TONY HANCOCK MEMORIAL
Birmingham City Centre commissioned by Turning Point, a charity for people with drink, drug and mental health problems. Managed by the Public Art Commissions Agency.
Grafton Centre shopping mall in Cambridge, commissioned by Grosvenor Developments and managed by the Public Art Commissions Agency.
1995 LEICESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY
Directional artworks commissioned by Leicester Royal Infirmary for the Genito Urinary Clinic and managed by Art Point Trust.
1992 KISS WALL
Commissioned by Brighton Festival Trust and managed by Brighton Borough Council. Nominated for the Working for Cities national public art award run by British Gas and the Arts Council of England.
TEMPORARY PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
2001 BEVIS AND ASCUPART/ASCUPART AND BEVIS
Digital print on an outdoor ultravision, prismatic poster display, 48 sheet. Commissioned and managed by Southampton City Council.
1994 VIDEO VIRUS Art AIDS
Link web site, commissioned by Cambridge Darkroom Gallery
1991 EVERYBODY'S WORLD AIDS DAY
Spectacolor, Piccadilly Circus, London, artist collaboration- Artonic. (Broadcast on BBC 9 O'clock News, December 1)
1991 ‘READ MY LIPS’
Brighton office block, artist collaboration- Artonic.
1991 NATIONAL PARTICLE
Disused Methodist church, Brighton, commissioned by Brighton International Festival.
1990 OBJECTS OF DESIRE
Spectacolor, Piccadilly Circus, London, commissioned by Artangel Trust, artist collaboration- Artonic.
1988 THE INVISIBLE MAN
Goldsmith’s Gallery, London. (Catalogue, essays by Kate Love, Kate Smith and John Roberts, illustration)
Solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery. (Catalogue Grace Ingoldby, illustrations, Southern Arts Residencies Scheme published by Southern Arts).
1993 VIDEO VIRUS
Public/gallery video network, ICA, London, Ikon, Birmingham, Watershed, Bristol, Photographer’s Gallery, London, Arnolfini, Bristol and Museum of Modern Art Oxford.
1993 777 DISTANCE COMMUNICATION
European network exhibition, Britain, Germany, Iceland, Slovakia, Russia, Netherlands, Denmark. (Catalogue, introduction Sandy Nairne, illustrated)
1990 HAND TO HAND
Touring exhibition to; Brno, Czechoslovakia, Minneapolis, USA, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and Red Herring Gallery, Brighton. Limited edition prints and installation, AIDS/HIV benefit.
1985 THE ANIMAL IN PHOTOGRAPHY 1843-1985
The Photographer’s Gallery, London.
2004 Public Art in Milton Keynes, Introductions by Euan Henderson, Deputy Leader, Milton Keynes Council and Stephanie Fuller, Public Art and Architecture Officer, Arts Council England, South East.
2004 New Art at the RVH, (sub-title, Integrated Artworks Project), a book describing and reviewing recent art works commissioned by the New Royal Victoria Hospitals. Reviews by Aisling O’Beirn. Illustrations throughout.
2003 Public Art in the South East, Foreword by Felicity Harvest (Executive Director, Arts Council England South East) and Anthony Dunnet (Chief Executive, South East England Development Agency). Good practice in public art. (Case study and illustrations of Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk, pages 42 and 43).
2002 Off Limits 40 Artangel Projects, James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Edited by Gerrie van Noord, assisted by Ariella Yedgar, published by Merrell. A history of Artangel projects, listed in Chronology 1985-2002.
2002 New Art for the Historic Environment, Simon Olding and Emmanuelle Cooper, edited by Ben Heywood and Janet Barnes, joint published by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Council of England and the Crafts Council. (Case study and illustrations of Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk, pages 20 and 21).
2001 public art Southampton, Elizabeth Smith, Southampton City Council, urban regeneration and the city’s ‘Art in Public Places’ policy, illustration and project outline for ‘Bevis and Ascupart/Ascupart and Bevis’.
2001 twenty years of Aspex Gallery, produced by Gallery GO, edited by Joanne Bushnell and Les Buckingham, an exhibition guide for twenty years of Aspex, illustration and quote.
2000 Kiss Wall illustrated in Liebe Leben, Homosexualität und die Vielfalt der Lebensformen, Flensburger Hefte, a German publication exploring difference and unconventional lives.
1993 Contributor to The Artist in the Changing City by Jennifer Williams, Hilde Bollen, Michael Gidney and Paul Owens, for the British American Arts Association, (pages 70-71 ‘UK Red Herring Studios, Brighton’).
1992 Contributor to: Art in Public, edited by Susan Jones and Copyright by Roland Miller AN Publications
1997 South East Arts, Artists Direct Support Scheme
1996-97 Arts Council of England and South East Arts, Artists’ Professional Development Scheme.
1994-95 Southern Arts Artist in Residence, September 94 - December 95 with Aspex Gallery, Art Space and the tower block residents of Somers Town in Portsmouth.
1993 South East Arts, Go and See Grant, Venice.
East Sussex County Council, Birmingham Museum and Private collections.
2005 MELKISETHIAN Angela, Droplet, Sculpture, International Sculpture Centre, USA, May 2005.
2003 BAMBER Roger, Sculpture Park, The Independent.
2003 KUREISHI Hanif, Loose tongues and liberty, The Guardian, Review Section, March 7. 2003 An Electric Sheep, Sculpture, International Sculpture Centre, USA, June.
2003 HETHERINGTON Peter, The new town that could be a new city, Guardian (Living Communities Section), February 19.
2002 LONSDALE Sarah, Give that town an Oscar, The Telegraph (Property Section), October 19.
2005 KENNEDY Maev, Wilde Centenary Reading remembers an involuntary guest, The Guardian, November 30.
1999 ‘Metal photographs’ used in outstanding railings project, Forge, April.
1998 Bruce Williams: Running Wall, Art and Architecture, Spring 1998, issue no. 49.
1998 BAMBER Roger, Nikon Press Awards, The Photographic Journal, April.
1996 VIDAL John, The rise and fall of the statue, The Guardian, July 27.
1995 P.M., BBC Radio 4, May 13.
1993 GRAHAM Beryl, Long-term Relationships, (guest editor) San Francisco Camerawork Journal of Photographic Arts, Fall/Winter.
1993 SLOAN Helen, River Crossings, Creative Camera, February/March.
1991 BBC 9 O’clock News, December 1.
1987 CORK Richard, Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4.
1994-2003 Founder member and trustee of Fabrica, artist run gallery.
1996-98 Advisor to South East Public Art Project.
1996-98 Southern Arts Film and Video panel member.
1992-93 Consultant to the Photographer’s Gallery, London for 'Maximum Exposure' an international initiative investigating permanent public photography.
1992-97 Artist adviser on Brighton Borough Council's Percent for Art Committee.
1990-94 Director of Red Herring Studios and Gallery.
1990 Formation of Sitespecific which went on to be called, Artonic, a group of artists creating site related works for public spaces, under joint authorship.
Education: Winchester School of Art, Foundation Course.
Gwent College of Higher Education, BA (Hons.) Fine Art.