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Reece Ingram BA (Hons), MA

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Sculptor Reece Ingram BA (Hons), MA
Reece Ingram

About Reece Ingram

Reece Ingram started his working life as a taxidermist but turned to carving under the tutorship of Peter Randall Page at Brighton Art College. Since graduating he has had a very varied career.Working on Public Commissions, Residencies, Workshops and Gallery exhibitions. Being a part of a community and sharing his love of and curiosity for the world is a very important part of his practice. His main preoccupation is for the animal kingdom and the natural world but his public work has brought him to explorations of the industrial and historical spheres. His main materials are wood, stone and granite (a very important distinction in Cornwall) because of their ability yo express mass and weight.

Exhibition History of Reece Ingram

Yew Tree Gallery. Cornwall
Courcoux and Courcoux. Hampshire
Newby Hall Sculpture Garden, Ripon, Yorkshire
The National Trust Gallery, Trellisick Gardens, Cornwall
Cornish Art Show, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft Eastliegh Hants.
The Sculpture Garden, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Cleveland International Drawing Biennale.
Inspirit, contemporary Art from the South East, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery.
Fabulous Beasts, Staunton Country Park Havant for the Hampshire Sculpture trust.

Biography / CV of Reece Ingram

Reece Ingram`s Biography
I have been making sculpture since leaving Brighton College of Art in 1985 although before that I trained briefly as a taxidermist. I have always been fascinated by animal forms. Since developing into a sculptor I have realised that my interests lay also in the tactile nature of materials and forms.

I have also wanted to express a sense of the inner self, simple contentment, not wanting, not striving but just being. Carving as a simple repetitive act of work is also important, there is a direct connection with the solid physical world.

Working with the public through workshops and residencies has been central to my practice, I enjoy sharing my skills and watching other people create, develop and achieve. Making sculpture for public sites has also been important as I have been able to explore new environments, both natural and man made. It has broadened my outlook and diversified the range of sculptural forms.

Artist Statement of Reece Ingram

When working for myself I am looking to create sculptures which have a life and a soul, something which is quietly held, peacefulness. It doesn`t harm if there is a sense of humour, a smile as well.I guess I am visualising myself as that particular animal. I am trying to communicate a sense of wellbeing.

Awards and Prizes of Reece Ingram

The National, Artworks Awards, working with artists, winners 2002 with Falmouth Community School, as part of the residency at Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

Unilever Dragonfly Award, for work with Cheshire Countryside Management.

Public Works of Reece Ingram

Residency with Aune Head Arts and Princetown and Shaugh Prior Primary Schools, Dartmoor Commission for The Clay Trail, Bugle, Cornwall. In association with Groundwork
Edible Playgrounds projects with Richard Lander Secondary School, St Keverne C.P and Mawnan Smith CP School, Cornwall. A Creative Partnerships Project.
Various Sculptures and functional objects for Redruth Regeneration Project, Cornwall
Dartmoor Screen. Roborough Roundabout, Plymouth. Commissioned by X FAB U.K
Residency and sculpture for the National trust Plymbridge
Information Sculptures for Tegg`s Nose Country Park. Commissioned by Cheshire Countryside Management
Gateway commission for The Dingle, Llangefni, Anglesey.
Commission for Tegg`s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire. For Cheshire Countryside Management. Working also with Puss Bank C.P School.
Cornish Giant Project at Sir John Smith`s School, Camelford.Working with 2 Poets. Funded by Creative Partnerships
Residency and commission for The Weaver Parkway, Winsford, Cheshire. For Cheshire Countryside Management and with Oaklands Special School Residency at Trebah Gardens, Falmouth, Cornwall.Making 3 sculptures and working with Falmouth Community College and Mawnan Smith C.P School. Carved Hop Poles for The Eden Project, St Austell. Interpreting the Brewing Process.
Four Sheep, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playgrouond Kensington Gardens, LononSethra (6 Sheep) Grizedale forest, Cumbria. A sculpture for the disabled access trail.
35 Waymarkers for the Grizedale Forest Sculpture Trail, Cumbria.

Qualifications / Education of Reece Ingram

2009 -Currently studying for a PGCE, Part Time at Truro College
1990 - 1991 M.A. Site Specific Sculpture - Wimbledon School of Art.
1982 - 1985 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture - Upper Second, Brighton Polytechnic.
1980 - 1981 Trained as a Taxidermist at the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton and Snowdonia Taxidermy Studios, Llanrwst, Gwynedd.

Teaching Experience

Part Time Tutor Art and Design. Truro College
Part time tutor, General Art and Design years 1 + 2 and Foundation Course in Art and Design, Northbrook College, Worthing.
Part time tutor, Foundation Course in Art and Design Brighton College of Technology.
Visiting Lecturer to Interior Architecture BA at Brighton.

Influences / Inspiration of Reece Ingram

His main influence has been the sculptor Peter Randall Page not only for teaching him how to approach large lumps of material but showing him that it was possible to be a sculptor.
He is inspired by the sculpture of many cultures when, in particular, it shows the inner energy and vitality of its subject.

Price Range of Work

Reece Ingram's work has a price range from £2,000 to £3,000

Mediums utilised

Reece Ingram's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Reece Ingram's work is found in the following categories on site:
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Sign of the Zodiac (2)
Small Animal Sculptures (2)
Farm Yard Sculptures (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures
Carved Wood Sculptures
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Sheep, Goats Ewes, Rams, Tups, Lambs, Wether, Sculptures or Statues
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