Rick Kirby

Rick Kirby

Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Education

EDUCATION : 1969-70 Somerset College of Art.
1970-73 Newport College of Art. B.A. (Fine Art)
1973-74 Birmingham University. Art Teacher’s Diploma

Events

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
1997. Chad Sculpture Park, Kent. 1997. Friary Court, Boston, Lincolnshire. 1997. The Gardens of Gaia, Kent. 1997. Prudhoe Arts Complex, Northumberland. (unveiled by Chris Smith, Minister of Culture)
1998. London Symphony Orchestra, The Barbican, London.
1999. Brixworth Country Park, Northamptonshire.
2000. Castlemilk, Gateway to Glasgow. 2000. The National Trust, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. 2000. St. Thomas’ Hospital, South Bank, London. (unveiled by H.R.H. Princess Margaret)
2001. Burghley House, Lincolnshire. 2001. Calne Town Centre, North Wiltshire. (unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)
2002. The National Trust, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. (unveiled by Shamus Heaney) 2002. Central Park, Port Marine, Portishead, North Somerset. 2002. Burghley House, Lincolnshire.
2003. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Kent. 2004. Ravenswood, Ipswich, Suffolk.
2004. Central Spine, Port Marine, Portishead, North Somerset.
2004. Rouse Kent Memorial, Kings Hill, Kent. (unveiled by H.R.H. Duke of Kent)
2004. William de Ferrers Centre, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. 2005. Alexandra Park, Hastings, East Sussex.
2005. Upper Quays, Port Marine, Portishead, North Somerset.
2005. Portishead Quays, Port Marine, North Somerset.
2005. Endeavour Park, Boston, Lincolnshire.
2007. Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
2007. Northern Entrance, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
2008. The Atrium, Camberley, Surrey.
2008. Grand Arcade, Wigan, Lancashire.
2008. Innovation Centre, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
2009. Silver Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
2015.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS
Gill Gallery, Newham; Whitechapel Open Studios; Essex Open; Beecroft Gallery, Westcliffe; The Mall Gallery, London.(solo); RIBA, London.(solo) Changing Room Gallery, London; Waltham Forest Sculpture Festival; Showcase Gallery, Redbridge; Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham; Waltham Abbey Museum; William Morris Sculpture in the Park; Longmans, Harlow; Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston; Langham Fine Art, Suffolk; Trinity Studios Gallery, Colchester.(solo); Berg Apton, Norfolk; Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire; Commonswood, Welwyn Garden City; Wallfields, Hertford.(solo); Quenington Sculpture Trust, Gloucestershire; Guildhall Art Centre, Grantham.(solo); Portsmouth Cathedral, Hampshire; Stamford Art Centre, Lincolnshire.(solo); Business Link, St. Albans; Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.(solo); Gloucester Rd. Tube Station, London. Druidstone Park, Kent;Port Marine, Portishead; Hanbury Manor; Kent Institute, Canterbury; Burghley House, Lincolnshire; Westonbirt, Gloucestershire; Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens, Surrey; Jonathan Poole, Compton Cassey Gallery; Art London 2010; Bath Fine Art; Art Parks, Guernsey; Palmyre Sculpt. Centre, Mallorca; Leicester University;
RESIDENCIES
Grindelwald, Switzerland. ; Canadian High Commission, Native Canadian Sculptors, Nisga’a people, Richmond; Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia; Stone Carving, Waltham Forest; Welding Workshop, Waltham Forest; Resident Artist, Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire; Castlemilk, Glasgow.

AWARDS Essex Open, 1st. Prize.; First Data Resources; Eastern Arts ; Rouse Kent Public Art Award ’98.
Judging Panel Member of Rouse Kent Public Art Award ’07; Quality of Place Award Winner 2017.