Public Art Portishead Quays The Lady Sings, Michael Disley Flying, Lucy Glendinning Fallen Nails, Cod Steaks Ship to Shore, Jon Buck Gates and Fencing to Portishead Primary School, Matthew Fedden When Shall We Three Meet Again...?, Robert Stuart Clamp
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Fearns, Robert - Forge Projects
Artist's Statement – relating to Portishead Quays artwork:

Sculptural GardenUsing bronze pictograms set in reclaimed granite blocks (the old quay side from the site), the aim is to create an exciting and contemplative sculptural landscape to generate their own independent aesthetic and interactive discourse, as well as suggesting aspects of local history for research elsewhere.

Morse code, again referencing the link to Portishead’s broadcasting past will be incorporated in the scheme, allowing for some interactive translation between the granite blocks.

One aim is to create a contemporary version of an archaeological site; the embedded 'fossils' are bronze images all relating to the site specifically. In finding fragments and traces belonging to the regenerated site, it is hoped a pride, and sense of the site's special interest will be celebrated, and not forgotten.

Contact Email / Website: robertfearns@forgeprojects.co.uk / www.forgeprojects.co.uk

Career Highlights: Sculptural Garden

I work with video, text, digital imagery and live presentation to explore the various states of mind through which we experience and understand the world around us. From the distraction of the motorway driver - 'Beautiful Place', to the concentrated descriptions of city streets - 'Inter.'

Often I work collaboratively, with a composer to produce extended 'concert' events, or with other artists on community or cultural exchange projects. Currently I am working with an architect on a film about the recently destroyed areas of Bucharest, and preparing a paper on visual/literary description for publication and for presentation at conferences

Awards   Sculptural Garden

2004 Arts Council England award 

1993 South West Arts / HTV Film award winner / John Kobal Portrait Award Runner Up

1983 Arts Council of Great Britain award

1981 Arts Council of Great Britain award

1978 Boise travelling scholarship USA

Exhibitions (from 2000) 

2005 Exhibition 'INTER'. ROOM Gallery Bristol and Vector Gallery, Iasi, Romania / Frome Media Arts Festival

2004 Public Sculpture Commission. Portishead / Live work. ROOM Gallery Bristol

2003 'Beautiful Place' 7 Worcester Terrace Gallery / Public Sculpture Commission Forum Bath

2002 'Beautiful Place' Michael Tippett Centre

2001 'In Theory' BANA Churchill House Gallery / Royal West of England Academy Open

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