The video above, produced by Ian Hutton, is an example of a piece of public art I developed during a Residency Project, showing the creation of the huge 40 foot square Mural interior entrance hall for the Atrium at Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire.
The consultation and research on site took 7 weeks and the actual mural took me 3 weeks to complete.
Laurie Plant was born in Swindon in 1974. He currently works from a studio in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
He lives in the Cotswolds with his family, his wife Andrea and their four year old son Finlay.
Education and Training :
Masters Degree in Art and Art History from the University of Wales (AHRB grant funded).
1st Class Honours Degree from Lancaster University.
Foundation degree from Cheltenham University.
Recent projects include an artwork for Conisbee Associates, Islington and private architectural commissions about Bristol and Oxford.
In 2015 he and his wife travelled around eight countries in Asia, drawing and painting continually, including architectural commissions in Hong Kong and Burma and teaching art in schools in Cambodia.
His artwork is centred around people and the human body, places and architecture.
In addition to many other educational roles, Plant has held posts with the Universities of Bath and Wales.
Over the years he has been involved in many different projects including :
Research and collaborations.
Education and outreach.
Commissions by consultation with public organisations and committees, trusts.
Work with universities, schools, galleries, sculpture parks and museums.
PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
The Kings Head Hotel Cirencester / Wycliffe College Glos / The Bingham Library Trust Gallery Cirencester / Christ Church Community Centre Swindon / Energist UK / The QE2 / Nautical Petroleum London / Forward Swindon / Museum Of Modern Art Wales / DRoberts Architects Wales / Thwaites Breweries / D.M.Focus Glos / Equimedia London / Gloucestershire LEA / Capital
& Continental Paris / Lancaster University / Henderson Asset Management
2017 The Kings Head Hotel Cirencester
2016 The Bingham Library Trust Gallery
2014 Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
2013 The Wycliffe College Gallery
2011 Prema Arts Centre Glos / Wycliffe College Gallery Glos.
2008 The Corinium Museum, Cirencester
2005 The Discerning Eye London
2003 New Zealand House London / Swindon Arts Centre
2002 Museum of Modern Art Wales Machynlleth
2001 Unicorn Gallery London / Museum of Modern Art Wales / ArtSway Hampshire
2000 Unicorn Gallery London / Museum of Modern Art Wales
1999 Unicorn Gallery London / Wales Drawing Biennale / RBA Mall Galleries
1998 Bleddfa Trust Wales / Burton Art Gallery / ArtSway Hampshire, Royal Cambrian
Academy / Art98 London / RBA Mall Galleries
1997 Bridgegate Gallery / Compton Cassey Gallery / NEAC / Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster
2018 Conisbee Associates, Consulting Engineers, Islington / The London Guildhall
2017 The Kings Head Hotel: Spa and conference suites
2016 The Kings Head Hotel: Reception, Restaurant, corridors, rooms / Oxford
2015 Hong Kong
2014 Christ Church Community Centre / Gibbs Surfacing Construction
2013 Bruges / Venice / Lake Como / The Bingham Library Trust
2012 Wycliffe College Glos / Thwaites Breweries
2011 Energist UK
Part time posts, teaching in universities, colleges, corporate team days, private tuition,
residencies in schools, workshops in museums, galleries, art centres, U3A, art clubs, creches,
churches, housing schemes, theatres, arboretums, public gardens, sculpture parks.
2010 - Present - Private Tutor for individuals
2016 - Present - Life Drawing Tutor, The Oxford Yurt Company
2006 - 2015 - Drawing Tutor, Brewery Arts, Cirencester (CLL)
2002 - 2016 - Painting Tutor, University Of Wales (CLL)
2013 - 2013- Wycliffe College Artist In Residence
2001 - 2008 Painting Tutor, University Of Bath in Swindon (UBIS)
2005 - Present - Education Team, 'Fresh Air' Sculpture Biennale
2005 - 2008 Painting Tutor, Swindon Arts Centre
2001 - 2001 Drawing Tutor, Cirencester College
1996 - 1997 Art Tutor, Cirencester College
1997 - 1999 MA Art & Art History, University Of Wales
1993 - 1996 First Class BA Hons, Visual Arts, Lancaster University
1992 - 1993 Art Foundation, Cheltenham College of Art & Design