Born 1941 Cambridge England
Educated Cambridge High School for Boys, Cambridge School of Art
Married 1963 Anne-Cecile de Bruyne. 1 daughter, 1 son.
1961 ARTIST-REPORTER producing reportage drawings for press and publishing in UK and abroad. Ongoing
1963 Visited Algeria as government guest - in first officially invited group after independence.
1964-7 Some teaching at Hornsey [Middlesex Poly] and Colchester Art Schools
1968 Designed innovative car bodies exhibited at New York Auto Show
1971-75 POLITICAL CARTOONIST for newspaper.
CARICATURIST IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS. Developed modelled plasticine figures to be photographed for publication.
1975-82 LUCK & FLAW . Partnership with Roger Law producing 3D caricature models for photographic reproduction by most major press and publishers worldwide
incl. 2 classics – Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol' and RL Stevenson's ‘Treasure Island'
1980 BBC ARENA programme on Luck & Flaw
1982–92 SPITTING IMAGE topical satirical TV programme co-founded with Roger Law. Designed and developed the caricature puppets.
1987 LUCK & FLAW'S HISTORY OF CARICATURE . ‘Omnibus‘ TV program
1988-92 SPITTING IMAGE PROJECTS . Headed team designing and building programmable pneumatically-operated figures with realtime interaction for live exhibits.
1992 ongoing SCULPTOR producing abstract kinetic forms for public and private exhibitions, collections and commissions
1993-97 MILTON Country Park, Cambridge. Large wind-driven sculpture floating anchored on a lake
1993-96 Occasional tutoring final year students at AA and Bartlett Schools of Architecture.
1994 Large wind-powered sculpture at Feeringbury Manor, Essex – installation for summer exhibition
1994- ongoing COLLABORATION TO GENERATE MUSIC FROM MOVEMENT .
with Dr Tony Myatt, composer and Director of Electronic Music Studio at University of York. Developing a method based on chaos theory
1995 Arts Council funding to set up an exhibition tour for the above
1995 CHAOTIC MOVEMENTS Festiventu Corsica France. Exhibition in pavilion of electrically-powered working maquettes, some pendulum-based, and large wind-powered sculpture outside
1996 MOBILES with Tony Myatt.Freestanding abstract sculpture with movements based on chaos theory. When tracked by a videocamera linked to a computer etc., these movements generate algorithmic electronic music.
Previewed at ICMC held at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
1996 RIBA Gallery, Cambridge. Exhibition of paintings and working maquettes
1997 CHAOTIC CONSTRUCTIONS Abstract moving sculpture generating music, first exhibited at Tate St. Ives, Cornwall.
Also exhibited at Dean Clough in Halifax, Hotbath Gallery in Bath, Festiventu in Corsica, and Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where it was awarded the Herald Angel prize for best piece of visual art at the Festival.
1997 AEOLIA outdoor wind-driven sculpture commissioned for National Trust summer exhibition at Wimpole Hall, Cambs.
1998 SHOCK WAVES in Portsmouth. Installation and residency, with Tony Myatt, at ‘An Exploration of the Creative and Social Impacts of New Technologies and New Physics on the Arts'
1998 WAVE Public art commission for Sculpture Trail, Perth, Scotland. A wind-driven sculpture with lighting activated by passing trains.
1999 CHAOTIC CONSTRUCTIONS . Exhibition at RIBA, Portland Place, London
1999 CROQUET . Wind-driven mobile for private commission.
2000 SPIRAL. Exhibited at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 SIGHTSONIC Festival. Sculpture installation generating music, at City Art Gallery, York. With Tony Myatt.
2000 Sculpture design for LANDMARK piece for Eden Project, Cornwall
RIMM . Realtime Interactive Multi Media - International collaboration devised by Tony Myatt and funded by EU. Music, computerised graphics, and animation. Performed Berlin Dec. 2001
CAUSE AND EFFECT. Leader of a collaborative weekend to launch a new visual arts project for Dorset Arts.
2002 SIGHTSONIC Digital Arts Festival York. Exhibition of prints