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Michael Grover

Born 
1965 in Cuckfield, England

Lives and works in 
Lewes, East Sussex

Last update of artist details 
20 Feb 2001

Price range 
1600 to 22600

Years experience 
13

Statement 
My work falls into two categories, community art and client specific sculpture, each category draws upon natural forms and the environment. Community art involves schools and local groups to produce permanent tactile mosaic murals and sculptures that are placed at focal points within their communities for the benefit of all. Client specific are produced with the client creating customised sculptures to their taste on a commissioned basis.

Commissions and residencies 
2000 Stone and metal trees, Ashdown Forest, private, Audanase
1999 Mosaic boat sculpture, St Andrews School, Hove, South East Arts
1999 Mosaic mural, Bexhill-on-Sea Railway Station, CITB
1988/99 Court Meadows Millennium Sculpture, Haywards Heath, funded by school
1998 Mosaic bird mural, Ashdown Forest, private, Andanase
1998 Mosaic mural, St Georges House, Brighton, funded by Gulbekian Foundation
1997 Mosaic mural, St Annes Special School, Lewew, funded by St Annes
1997 Mosaic mural, Roman Baths Museum, Bath, funded by South West Arts
1997 Sculpture memorial, Lewes Priory, funded by parents
1996 Valencia Charter mural, Tideway School, Newhaven, funded by Lewes District Council
1996 Series of sculptures, Barbican Museum, Lewes, funded by South East Arts
1996 Moulescombe Library mosaic mural, Moulescombe School, Brighton, funded by ESCC

Group exhibitions 
1999 Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton
1998 East Sussex Open, Brighton
1997 On Reflection, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
1997 All Saints Open, Lewes
1997 Labour Party Arts Show, Lewes
1996 Lewes Art Wave Show, Lewes

Prizes and awards 
1999 Construction Industry Training Board, mural, Bexhill Station
1998 Gulbekian Trust, grant award, St Georges House, mural, Brighton
1997 Minor award, St Annes School, Lewes, mural, South East Arts
1997 Museum grant, Bath Romans Baths Museum, South West Arts
1996 Lewes District Council, grant, mural, Valencia Charter
1996 Major grant, Museum Services, Lewes, sculptures, South East Arts
1996 Art in Education, East Sussex County Council, Moulescombe Library mural
1994 Artist in Residence, Hamsey School, Mural, South East Arts

Critical reviews and press coverage 
1999 Jason Woodward, Evening Argus, front page and picture, 30th May
1998 Terry Aplin, Evening Argus, 24th April
1997 Martin Johnston, New Zealand Herald, 4th March, pp A8

Qualifications 
1988 BA Hons, Sculpture, Bath Academy of Art, Bath
1985 Foundation, Art and Design, Hastings College of Art, Hastings

Training and work experience 
1993/96 Stone Mason, Borde Hill Manor and Gardens, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
1992 Stone Cleaner Graffiti Remover, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex
1990/92 Stone Mason Foreman, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex
1989 Stone Mason, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex
1988 Stone Cutter, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex

Professional societies 
Portfolio Club, Tunbridge Wells
Folio, Hove and Brighton
Guild of Sussex Craftsmen

Areas of work 
Community arts, Early years education, Exhibiting, Primary education, Private commissions, Public art, Residencies, Secondary education, Special needs, Workshops

Art skills 
Ceramics, Metalwork, Mosaic, Murals, Sculpture

Interests 
Lecturing, Radio/TV, Tertiary education, Visual arts consultancy, Environmental art

Influences 
Environmental sculpture, Gaudiesc, mosaic, community art, garden sculpture, personalised art, commissioned art

Languages spoken 
English, French

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Andanese trees, 2000

Sculpture
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Andanese trees, 2000

Sculpture
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Bexhill-on-Sea, station mural, 1999

Mosaic
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Bird bath, 1999

Sculpture
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Doorway to new Millennium, 1999

Sculpture
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Sea boat fisher of men, 1999

Sculpture
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Ashdown Forest rarities, 1998

Mosaic
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Shell stand, 1998

Sculpture
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Mermaids purse riches of the sea, 1997

Sculpture


 


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