CHRIS CUDLIP SCULPTOR

                                                                                      CV

CORE SKILLS

  • Figurative modelling in clay

  • Public Art Commissions and Environmental projects with key educational outreach components.

  • Studio ceramics

  • Wood carving

QUALIFICATIONS

1999/2002 Wimbledon: BA Hons Technical Arts Interpretation Specialising in figurative sculpture.

2016 PASMA Certificate for assembling mobile platforms /working at height.

2008 LANTRA certificates in chainsaw carving & cross cut and maintenance.

1992/95 Carpentry and Joinery qualifications LEVELS 1-3 City& Guilds ,CITB, NVQ. Over 10 years experience.


COLLABORATIONS & OUTREACH

2017:Sculpture referencing keystone diatom species collapse, ceramic and steel. Funded by The British Ecological Society for Southampton University Geography Department.

2016: Arts Council England funded collaboration with the University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science Dept and Winchester Science Centre. Environmental sculpture using recycled plastic exploring the science of the Microplankton called Coccolithophores and the threat to ocean ecology from micro-plastics .

2014/15 :Ashcroft Arts Centre. Teaching adults how to model the human head in clay.

2012: Medina High School 3M high willow wizard.

2012: Whitchurch School. "Earthship Sculpture" Exploring low impact building methods. Car tyres ,rammed earth, glass bottles, drinks cans, hay bales, lime render, mosaic, willow, plus carving in beech & oak wood.

2011: Lee San Han studios, Wuhan China. 1/6 life size sculpture of the 4th and 5th Zen patriachs. Part of a 30 strong team of sculptors working on a Life-size relief sculpture of the 1911 Wuhan Uprising.

2011: "Flotsam and Jetsam Climate Change Choices." Artist led beach clean and land art project tracing the origin of ocean plastics. Collaboration with the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and Medina High School.

2010: St Annes Girls School. Maths / Environmental Sculpture project exploring the symmetry, geometry of a continuous torus knot re-created with plastic bottles.

2010: Windrush Rd Youth Centre. Head Sculpture project exploring human anatomy using the plaster mould process and concrete casting .

2010: Science /sculpture project exploring the physics and astronomy of meteorites. Park School Havant.

2010: Residency Redlands Primary school & Ashcroft Arts Centre. 'Recycled sculpture and puppets' exploring the anatomy of the heart in response to a theatre piece dealing with heart transplants.

2009: St Pauls Primary School Portsmouth. Rainforest Eco Project using recycled materials

2009: Creative Partnerships Artist in residence `Mr Chris project` Bevois Town Primary School month long residency working with every child in the school. Creating jack in the boxes, bird puppets, mechanical merry go rounds, a 30 ft recycled plastic dragon and a working cardboard Tower Bridge

2008: Medina High School. Arts Blast week. Recycled Life-size camel train.

EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS:

2018: Royal Victoria Country park commission to carve a wolf and other animals in an old ash tree 

2017: Recycled steel and direct concrete . Life-size portrait In the round: Private commission

2017: Monkey and a bear bookends carved in oak : Private commission

2016: Elephant conservation exhibition Lyndhurst. Concrete and recycled steel elephant sculpture.

2016 Private commission: An outdoor pew with owl sentinals carved in oak and 2 x reclining oak seats.

2016: 'Predictive Poetry' Text based Ceramic Tile work. Part of British Art Show 8 Fringe. Albion Studio

2016: King Canute holding back the waves. Life size Recycled Pallet Sculpture. Gods House Tower BAS8Fringe 

2016: Radian Housing Commission to create a life-size horse for their WW1 centenary event referencing the remount depot in Stoneham Southampton where war horses were gathered and trained.

2016: Ludlow junior school Southampton: Brick relief Sculpture : The four elements

2015: National Trust commission: Ceramic sculptural installation in response to the 'war paintings' of Stanley Spencer in Sandham Memorial Chapel.

2015: South West Trains commission to create A recycled ticket collage for Wimbledon train station

2015: Private Cemetery Memorial commission: A wood carving of a bottle nose dolphin.

2014: Southampton City Art Gallery. 'Responder' exhibition A ceramic Portrait of Sophie Brzeska

2014: Southampton City Council Woodcarving commission 'Sycamore Leaves'. Daisy Dip public park

2014: Southampton City Council ' A Dragon with a hoard' A carving of a 15ft high cherry tree stump

2014. W3 Gallery London. Political craftivism show . A life-size carving of a badger carved in oak.

2014. Private commission. Toad of toad hall. Carved in pine

2013. Test Valley Arts Foundation Commission for Romsey Library Relief portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

2013. Nexus Public Art Commission. Southampton figurative relief brick sculpture installed in the

local medieval walls .

2013. Jon Hansard Central Contemporary Gallery. We are warrior Exhibition recycled art and wood

carvings

2012. Living Arts & Crafts Event Dartmoor Life size recycled polar bear processional work

2012. Last Picture Show Bargate Monument Gallery Arches Artists group show

2012. Salisbury Hospital "Mad cow" life size bovine sculpture using 250 plastic milk bottles

2011. Dimbola gallery Isle of Wight Jimi Hendrix life size bronze bust.

2010. Yurt in the Quay residency 'Nomadic people ' Rod puppet construction Shadow

puppetry.Glove puppets The Quay Arts Centre. The Isle of Wight

2010. The Ox Market Gallery Chichester. Arches Artists invited group show

2010. Private Commission. To carve a relief in mahogany wood of a deer & icanthus leaf design.

2009. The Lennox Gallery Fulham London. The 2nd UK -Japan Exhibition. Sumo sculpture.

2009. Shirley Warren Community Gardens Giant Willow sculptures: a dragonfly, a turtle, a snail, and a frog.

2008. The Millais Art Gallery Southampton' Sunbeams giving the air a kiss' : Birds in contemporary art. Wooden animatronic Toucan sculpture.and performance.

2008. Public Art Commission: The Link Windrush Rd Youth Centre:Large scale Concrete/mosaic sculpture.

2008. Spice Art Studios Southampton Arches artists group show Life size relief Sumo

2007. Bargate Monument Gallery Southampton Same =Different group show.

2006. Commission by Street-scene Recovery Ltd 7x life size carving of a Canadian salmon in oak

2004. Escape Bar & Art Gallery Herne Hill : 'DJ Art ' Relief life-size disc jockey in polyester resin.

2003. The `A' Gallery Wimbledon London: Emerging figurative artists : life-size figurative male nude


FILM, TV, THEATRE & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WORK SOON AFTER GRADUATION:

Pinewood studios: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory :Freelance Sculptor

Crawley Creatures: makers of BBC`Walking with Dinosaurs: Mechanical Mannequin sculptor

Madame Tussuad`s wax works: The Incredible Hulk : Freelance Sculptor

English National Opera: Berioz's The Trojans : Sculptor

Channel 4: Gods in the sky : Scenic Artist

BBC: Who`s baby is it anyway? : Prop maker

'The Coors': music video : Scenic Artist

London Scenery Company: Scenic construction for Les Miserables

Construction of a wooden puppet for one of Irelands seminal folk musicians and songwriters Pecker Dunne's for his on screen appearance on Radio Telifis Eiranns show 'That was the year that was'