About

My practice has always been about the balance between technical exploration and conceptual realisation.

It is the process of making that drives the idea, consideration of the inherent language of materials, how in combination that vocabulary can be explored and exchanged.

This approach provides a framework for development, initial structures allowing for the accidental to be incorporated and extend the meaning of the work. This framework is established using resistant materials, wood, glass, plastic and metals, at which point more fluid, ephemeral materials and found objects are introduced to change the context of the piece.

Earlier works would imply function but offer only frustrating, disabled solutions and relate to individual physical and intellectual restrictions through memory and age, the contradictions of faith and fate.

Increasingly these themes of frailty in the human condition have become part of an attempt to explore broader ideas of systemic dysfunction, momentary transcendence and vicarious existence. This new work, in immediate reflection, seems to suggest a dereliction/precarious nature in these established forms, less formal than previously. The extensive scale has resulted in less resolute structures and consequently an inability to contain some of the materials involved.

 

C.V

 

Professional Experience

 

Solo Exhibitions

You’ll Know When You Get There, November 2012 Rodhus, Brighton

New Work Oct-Nov 2002, Gallery 33, London

Photography June 2002, Putney School of Art and Design

Invisible Cities Oct 1997, Sutton College of Liberal Arts

 

Group Exhibitions

Longitude 50.84 Latitude 0.13 Dec 2014, Circus Street Market, Brighton

Off/On/Off  Dis-location Group @ Coastal Currents Festival, Sept 2012 Hastings

Display Only Dis-location Group, The Big Blue Building, April 2011 Eastbourne

Temporary Arrangement, Jul/Aug 2009, Winchester Club, Kemp Town, Brighton

The Beauty of Holiness Jun 2008, St. Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham by Sea

Selected Works Aug-Oct 2007, Dutton Gregory Solicitors, Southampton

Part Two Jun/Jul 2006, La Viande, London

In Loving Memory May/Jun 2006, Stark Gallery, London

Open House May 2006, Hove Arts, Brighton Festival

Post No Bills South Thames Group Aug 2005, House Gallery, London

Way of the Artist Festival April/May 2005, Brighton

Open Studio May 2005, Hove Arts, Brighton Festival

International Contemporary Surrealism Show Aug 2004, Brighton

Residency Jan-Sep 2004, Brighton Artists Gallery

Disco Jul-Aug 2003, Quay Arts, Newport, IOW

 

Publications

Green Places Magazine November 2007 – Public Art Conference Review

Building Cultures: “Can Artists Make Great Places?”

Geraldine Pilgrim Interview – Sussex Style Magazine October 2012

 

Commissions

Vines Nov 1999, Barnes Wine Merchants, London

 

Awards

Professional Development Scheme 2001, Education through Art, East Sussex

The Owen Rowley Award June 1996, London Guildhall University

 

Teaching

 

Qualifications

City and Guilds 7802 Teacher Training Parts 1 and 2

MA Art in Architecture 1996-1997, University of East London

BA (Hons) Fine Art 2:1 1991-1996, Sir John Cass School of Art, London Guildhall University

 

Short Courses

Screenprinting Summer School July 1993 Slade School of Fine Art

Welding Skills Evening Class Sept-Nov 1997 London Guildhall University

Stone/Woodcarving Day Class Sep-Jun 1999 Wandsworth Adult College

Advanced Photoshop Nov 2003 Photofusion, Brixton

Studio Lighting Workshop Nov 2004 Photofusion, Brixton

Creative Plastics Evening Class Sep-Jun 2006/7 University of Brighton

 

Current Teaching Experience

Sculpture Lecturer 2013 – Present, CityLit, London

Acting Course Leader Part-Time Adult Foundation 2014-Present, Sussex Downs College

Visiting Tutor Foundation Diploma Art & Design (3D/Fine Art) 2011-Present Sussex Downs College

Visiting Tutor Extended Diploma Art & Design (3D/Photography) 2004-Present, Sussex Downs College

 

Previous Teaching Experience

Visiting Tutor Part-Time Adult Foundation 2008-Present, Sussex Downs College

(includes period of cover for Course Leader May 2011-Sep 2012)

Lecturer in 3D Design (0.6) Maternity Cover, Extended Diploma in Art & Design, Sussex Downs College

Lecturer in Art 0.4 (Course Leader Foundation Diploma & ED Art & Design) 2009-2013, Havant College

Course Leader HNC Photography 2006-2007, South Thames College

Lecturer in Design 0.5 2005-2007, South Thames College

Acting Course Leader Introductory Diploma in Art & Design 2004-2005, South Thames College

Visiting Tutor Foundation Diploma (Photography) 2004-2006, Sussex Downs College

Visiting Tutor First Diploma in Design (Graphics & Photography) 2004, Carshalton College

Visiting Tutor First Diploma in Design (Graphics & Photography) 2003-2005, South Thames College

Visiting Tutor HNC/NC Photography 2002-2005, South Thames College

Visiting Tutor Diploma in Foundation Studies (3-D) 2001-2002, South Thames College

Visiting Tutor GNVQ Art and Design Foundation/Intermediate 2000-2004, South Thames College

Visiting Tutor Screenprinting Day/Evening Classes 1998-2002, Putney School of Art and Design

Visiting Tutor HNC/NC Fine Art (3-D) 1998-1999, Wandsworth Adult College

Related Experience

Instructor/Technician Art and Design 1999-2004, South Thames College

Print & Gallery Technician 1998-2002, Putney School of Art and Design

Technician/Storekeeper Art & Design 1998-1999, Wandsworth Adult College

Consultant 1998-1999, Same Design Showroom & Gallery, London


Contact:

mobile: 07463 793305

e-mailnchilds1@googlemail.com

Follow:

pinterest: nchilds1

twitter: @iamignatious