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risk @ssessment V + addendum at Sharpe's Pottery  Museum

installation plus  video  featuring a soundtrack by julian woodcock

Sharpe's Pottery Museum West Street DE11 9DG

10/09/2022 - 22/09/2022 further info 

Osmosis group show at Espacio Gallery London

21/09/2021 - 26/09/2021

Lying low to keep afloat 

a conversational odyssey featuring a collaboration with julian woodcock

Brewhouse Arts Centre Union Street Burton Upon Trent DE14 1AA

30/08/2021 - 09/10/2021

The playful turn at  Espacio Gallery London

9/09/20 -19/09/20  wall based work  plus live collaboration with Julian Woodcock

29/06/2021 - 04/07/2021

Lying low to keep afloat 

a conversational odyssey featuring a collaboration with julian woodcock

20-21 Visual Arts Centre  Church Square  Scunthorpe 

DN15 6TB   23/01/2021 - 05/06/2021

Reality and its disorders  group show at  Espacio Gallery London

9/09/20 -19/09/20  sculpture plus live collaboration with Julian Woodcock

Lying low to keep afloat -  resumed

Post lockdown I have been working my way around the Trent gathering dialogue

Lying low to keep afloat -  on pause 

The canoe walks have been suspended due to coronavirus.  Hopefully they will commence in Autumn. With the first show now being at 2021 Visual Arts Centre in January 2021 touring to Brewhouse, Burton in the spring.

Lying low to keep afloat

the interactive canoe conversation walks are scheduled to take place on:

Thurs 9 April   Stoke on Trent
Sat 11 April     Stoke on Trent
Sat 18 April     Nottingham
Sat 2 May       Nottingham
Sat 16 May     Newark
Sun 17 May    Newark
Sat 23 May     Scunthorpe
Sun 24 May    Scunthorpe
Wed 27 May   Burton
Sat 30 May     Burton

I am delighted to annouce arts council england are funding

Lying low to keep afloat

 a  conversational odyssey following the river Trent taking place in Stoke, Burton, Nottingham, Newark and Scunthorpe. Working with Julian Woodcock. Public interaction commences April 2020

Reinventing beauty group show at space36  London

8/9/2019 & 15/16/2019

Friends of Interpretable spaces   St Augustine's Tower  London

06/10/18 to  14/10/2018 site interventions curated by Degrees of Freedom Collective

A Barbecue of Regrets   Departure Lounge at The Storefront Luton

22/09/18  to 17/11/2018   Solo exhibition

The Art of Creation   Patchagou Art Gallery  Long Island NY USA

08/09/18  to 21/10/2018 exhibition

VVM7   Tate Exchange Tate Liverpool

30/07/18 to 5/08/2018 group project

I am  Decumanus Gallery  Kreativni Krk Croatia

27/05/18 to 15/06/2018  group exhibition

Universal Seas Centre for Polish Sculpture Oronsko Poland

22/4/18 to  10/6/2018  group exhibition

I am delighted to annouce arts council england will be funding

a barbecue of regrets a dialogue based project taking place in Luton where collected regrets become visal and audio art (in collaboration with Julian woodcock) working with departure lounge. Public interaction commences in April 2018

VVM5 - Venice, Italy

Giadina Della Marinaressa

15/10/17 to   22/10/217  10am to  2pm

The Republic of Brexitopia

5/9/17 to  16/9/17 Degrees of freedom , Espacio Gallery, London E2 7DG

Thinking Baroque - Braga, Portugal (art festival)

21/7/17 to 9/9/17 across 9 city venues

Conversation piece exhibition launch

1 -3pm Saturday 15th April

The Collection in Lincoln

15 April 2017 to 15 May 2017 Open Daily 10am - 4pm last entry 3:45pm

The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP  For further info click here

The Lincoln conversation piece walks:

are taking place on Saturday 22nd October,  Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th  October. I will be in the City Centre around the Cathedral quarter and the Collection area from 10am onwards.

For further project info click here.

Live action 'The quantitative data comparison site'

a collaboration with Julian Woodcock will take place Parkers Piece in Cambridge Saturday 15th October 2016 at 3pm. Duration 90 minutes. Part of the Showtime symposium Art;Language;Location.

The Nottingham conversation Piece walks:

are taking place on 22, 29 June and  July 1st Hyson Green, between 'The Forest' and Mary Potter Centre. Gregory Boulevard. From 9.30am. Targeted visits have also taken place in association with 'Wheeee' Nottingham's international Childrens's festival and the saturday Art Club.

BBC Radio Northamptonshire and BBC  Radio Nottingham have

broadcast  live interviews where I talk about Conversation Piece.

Art Athina, platform projects, Athens:

After showing in London at Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, my micro work 'A long way even for Richard' has travelled with them to Art Athina, (platform projects) Athens. As part of the exhibition 'Sixty'. Runs till 29 May.

The first 4 conversation Piece walks will be taking place in Corby on Sat 14th, Mon 16th, Wed 18th and Sun 22nd May 2016. To find more about the project click here or check  facebook for updates on localities.

I am delighted to annouce arts council england

will be funding Conversation Piece

Conversation Piece wil involve wearing text suits in Lincoln, Nottingham and Corby to meet people, collect dialogue and develop this into place inspired suits as arI. Also resulting in a free tabloid newspaper and sound collaboration with Julian woodcock. It will result in two exhibitions for 2017.

Shaggy dog stories is at  ART LANGUAGE LOCATION

Anglia Ruskin University


17/10/15 -  1/11/15

Shaggy dog stories is at  'Fresh air 2015'

Quenington Sculpture Trust

Quenington Old Rectory



Open daily from

14/6//15 -5/6/15

Shaggy dog stories is at the orangery rufford park

3/4/2015 till 24/05/2015

It will be accompanied by  


objects from the tom hackett archive at the apsidal gallery

Shaggy dog stories the newspaper is published 

and available to collect from

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

or direct from me via post

shaggy dog stories is at 20-21 visual arts centre

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

church square


DN15 6TB

Tues - Sat  10 to 4pm

runs to 14/3/2015

14 yard apology is at Art;Language;Location

Mayfield Primary School



16/10/14 to 24/10/14

Squaring the circle is at Carnival of Monsters  

11/10/14 to 25/10/14

Barton Bus depot



Shaggy dog stories the walks 

will take place at Rufford Park, Central park, Scunthorpe and Normanby Hall Country Park

Details on Tom  Hackett sculpture facebook page

I am delighted to have the funding support from grants for the arts from Arts Council England to help fund shaggy dog stories