BIOGRAPHY

Ian Middleton RWA
Education

2013 Chelsea College of Art UAL Foundry Fellowship
1976-78 MARCA. Royal College of Art. Awarded major travelling scholarship
1973-76 BA Hons 1st class. Sheffield Hallam University
1968-1971 Teaching Certificate, Cambridge Institute of Education

Solo and Joint Exhibitions

2009 'Rhythm and Rhyme' Town Mill Galleries Lyme Regis with painter Jane Hedges
1998 'Silent Passage' the North Aisle of Winchester Cathedral and the Cloisters at Norwich Cathedral
1995 'Recent Sculpture' The County Museum Dorchester. Shared gallery with Duff Pearce
1990 'Recent Sculpture' Salisbury Art Centre
1989 'Ian Middleton Sculpture' Barbican Centre London, catalogue foreword by Professor Christopher Cornford

Group Exhibitions
2017 'Iron Tribe Symposium and Exhibition' Highlands State University, New Mexico, USA. Bridport Art Centre
2016 Walled garden Moreton Dorchester. RWA at the Atkinson Street, RWA Autumn Exhibition.
2015 RWA Autumn Exhibition
2014 RWA Autumn Exhibition
2013 RWA Autumn Exhibition.
2012 Battersea Affordable Art Fair The Marle Gallery. 'In the Shadow of the Chase' Salisbury Museum.
2011 'In the Shadow of the Chase' The County Museum Dorchester. Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition. Freshair 2011 Quenington Sculpture Trust.
2010 Bridport Art Centre. RWA. Autumn Exhibition.
2009 RWA. Autumn Exhibition
2005 'Time and Process' 'Kube' Poole
2003 'Sculpture: a Spectator Sport' Contemporary British Sculpture in Bryanston Park curated by Ann Elliot
2002 Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection
1999 'Sculpture in the Garden' Deans Court Wimborne Dorset. 'Art and the Engineers' British Engineerium, Hove. 'Vessel' Portsmouth Cathedral
1998 '20th Century British Sculpture' Millfield, Street, Somerset
1997 Galerie Ellison Marshall Bordeaux. Millfield Open Prize Winner
1995 'Bronze the Sculptor’s Material' Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough. Millfield Open prizewinner
1993 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan 'Sculpture in the Hampshire Landscape'
1992 'British 20th.Century Sculpture' Millfield, Street, Somerset
1991 'Image in Sculpture' Farnham Maltings and Lighthouse Centre Poole
1979 'Remains to be Seen' Institute of Contemporary Arts London. Catalogue foreward by Eduardo Paolozzi
1977 'Animals in Art' Royal College of Art, prizewinner

Awards, Residencies and Commissions

2010 Shortlisted for Commission to Commemorate the Life of George Melly
2009 Arts in Hospital Purchase The County Hospital Dorchester
2003 Commission for the park at Bryanston School. Commission for Sculpture in the Garden Committee
2000-02 Commissioned by Bryanston School to make sculpture in bronze and cement with 6th form students
1997 Artist in Residence Queen Elizabeth School Wimborne. Sculpture in bronze and stone with 6th form Students
1996 Commissioned by Plincke Leaming & Browne to do decorative bronze casting for Cameron Mackintosh
1989 Southern Arts Exhibition Award
1980 Artists’ Residency West Wales Association for the Arts
1980 Arts Council Studio Grant
1978-79 Royal College of Art Major Travelling Scholarship

Teaching (Higher Education)

1988-2005 University for the Creative Arts Farnham Surrey, teaching sculpture on MA and BA full and part time Fine Art courses, Senior Lecturer 1999.
1987-88 Exeter College of Art
1980-82 Kingston University
1979-83 Cardiff College of Art

Visiting Teaching and Short Courses

1996 University of the West of England (Ceramic Shell Bronze Casting)
1995 Winchester College of Art (Ceramic Shell Bronze Casting)
1992 Edinburgh College of Art
1978-84 Royal College of Art. Southampton Institute, Byam Shaw School of Art, Falmouth, Manchester, Bath, Leeds, Sheffield and Portsmouth Colleges of Art
1996-2003 Summer Art School Short course Co-Ordinator Bryanston School, Dorset

Professional Associations
2017 Elected Council Member Royal West of England Academy..
2015 Selection Panel RWA Autumn Exhibition
2014 Elected Academician Royal West of England Academy.
2009 ARBS. Elected associate member Royal Society of British Sculptors
2002-03 Assistant to Curator Ann Elliott 'Sculpture a Spectator Sport' Bryanston Park
1994-98 Committee member, joint exhibition organiser and selection committee member 'Sculpture in the Garden'
1991-96 Executive Committee member Hampshire Sculpture Trust
1991-92 Steering Committee Dorset Art Weeks