About Peter Fluck

Born in 1941 in Cambridge, Peter Fluck is well known for his founding role in the legendary Spitting Image satirical puppet television comedy show.
One of the world's most successful programmes, it was broadcast between 1984 and 1996.

Now working full time as an artist, he lives in a remote part of Cornwall with his painter wife Anne - Cecile de Bruyne.

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1941

Born in Cambridge

Educated

Cambridge High School for Boys,
Cambridge School of Art

1963

Married 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.

1964-67

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
A 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. An 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