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Laurie Plant

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. 

Residencies. 

Education and outreach.

Private Tuition

Commissions by consultation with public organisations and committees, trusts. 

Work with universities, schools, galleries, sculpture parks and museums.

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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

EXHIBITIONS

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

COMMISSIONS (SELECTED)

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

2010 Edinburgh

POSITIONS

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

EDUCATION

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