Nicolas Moreton MRSS

Fine Art Sculptor


 

 

Nicolas Moreton M.R.S.S.

 

 

Selected Biography

1981-82 Nene College School of Art and Design, Northampton
1982-85 B.A. Hons in Fine Art (sculpture), Wolverhampton Polytechnic
1986 Became self-employed fine art sculptor
1995 Elected member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
2006 Brian Mercer Residency at Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy
2010 National Sculpture Prize, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool

Commissions

2018/19 “Pinnacle” Clonkeen College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
2016 Connecting forces. USA Private Commission
2015 In the Beginning, UK Private Commission
2012 Commission for The Stone Roses
2011/12 Church Green, London. Commissioned by Bellway Homes
2011 Memorial Commission (Private), London
2010 Public Commission at Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire
2009 "Dominicanes" Private Commission, London
2008 Four sculptures for Northampton Central Museum, Northamptonshire
2007 Shortlisted for Millfield School Commission, Somerset.
Shortlisted for a Gateway Commission for Northampton.
Rock International Bank, Mayfair, London. Commissioned by Kelly Hoppen Interiors
2005 Cefn Stone Circle Project. Monmouthshire. (budget £100,000)
2000 "Visionary" Millennium sculpture, University College Northampton
1998-2000 Abington Street Project. Worked with Northampton Towncentre partnership to create a new vision for Northampton's shopping main street.
1995 "The Conversation" Milton Keynes City Square, Buckinghamshire.
1995 "The Meeting" Milton Keynes City Square, Buckinghamshire.
1987 "25th Jubilee sculpture" Weston Favell Upper School. Northampton.

Awards

2010People's Choice Award, National Sculpture Prize, Liverpool
2007Community Champion Award, East Midlands
2006Brian Mercer International Residency, Pietrasanta, Italy
2005New Partnership, Art and Business Award.
Arts Council grant for Artist In Residence at Gloucester Cathedral
2005Arts Council grant for Artist in Residence at Manchester Cathedral
2004East Midlands Arts Council grant for Sculptor in Residence at Southwell Minster, Southwell
19951st Prize Northamptonshire Contemporary Open
Shortlisted for Henry Moore Fellowship, John Moores University, Liverpool
Sourthern Arts Regional Arts Lottery Grant for Sculptor in Residence
1993Shortlisted for Henry Moore Fellowship, University of Kent

Solo Exhibitions

2018Towards Totality. Messum's Fine Art, London
2017Messum's Fine Art, Marlow and London
2014-17RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
2004/6National Stone Carving Touring exhibition around English Cathedrals
Commenced July 2004, Southwell Minster. Gloucester, Lincoln and Manchester Cathedral 2006
2004"Touch Stones" Hutson Gallery, London
2002"Passages" The Formal Gardens, Longleat House, Wiltshire
2001"New Bronzes" Peter Gwyther Gallery, London
1999"Elements" Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire
1997"Pregnant Stone" Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, Leicestershire
1996"The Passion of Life" Lamont Gallery, London
1995"Stonecarving" Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire
1993"Sense of stone" Hunt Jennings Gallery London
1991Mall Galleries, London. Invited artist

Selected Exhibitions 2003-2019

Please ask for full CV from 1983 onwards

2019 Sculpture in the Garden, Borde Hill Gardens Sussex
The Sculpture Garden Odney Club, Cookham, Berkshire
Conversations in Sculpture. Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire
Sculpture at The Studio. Messum's Fine Art Marlow, Buckinghamshire
2018 Messum's Fine Art, London
onform18, Asthall Manor, Asthall, Oxfordshire
Summer Exhibition, Moncrieff Gallery, Surrey
Sculpture at Kingham Lodge, Oxfordshire
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gallery, Ockley, Surrey
Henley Art Week
2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Sculpture at Messums, Messums Gallery, London
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
2016 Sculpture at Lord's Wood, Messum's, Marlow
Flora and Fauna, Mount Pleasant Gardens, Cheshire
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
Sculpture at Kingham Lodge, Oxon
2015 Moncrieff Gallery, Surrey
Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, Northamptonshire
St Marks Hall, Coggleshall, Essex
RHS Chelsea Flower Show (solo tradestand)
GROW, Hampstead, London
2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (solo tradestand)
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
GROW, Hampstead, London
Parallex Art Fair, London
2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Pride of the Valley)
Cookham Arts Festival
Moncrieff Gallery Surrey
Coughton House and Gardens, Warwickshire
Landscape Show 2013, Battersea, London
2012 On Form 2012, Asthall, Oxfordshire
20/21st Century Artfair. RCA, London
The Jose Art Fair, London
Artspace, Henley
Artbeat 2012 Woburn Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
Moncreiff Gallery,Surrey
2011 International Sculpture, Pietrasanta, Italy
FreshAir 2011, Quenington Gloucestershire
The Grove, Watford, Hertfordshire
Moncreiff Gallery, Surrey
21 Century ArtFair RCA London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2010 Anthony Hepworth Gallery, London
Thompson's Gallery, London
On Form 2010 Asthall, Oxfordshire
The Garden Gallery, Hampshire
Art de Jardin, Oakham, Rutland
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland.
National Sculpture Prize, Liverpool
2009 London Art Fair (Robert Bowman Gallery)
Art Contact, Limberhurst, Cambridge
Art de Jardin, Oakham Rutland
Goldmark Gallery Uppingham, Rutland
Sculpture show, Thompson Gallery, London
2008 London Art Fair (Robert Bowman Gallery)
On Form 2008, Asthall, Oxfordshire
Chelsea Flower show
Touching Art Touching You. Royal Cornwall Museum
Art London, London
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
2007 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Robert Bowman Gallery, London.
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham.
Spectrum, Abbey House, Wiltshire.
Sculpture in the Garden, Leicester University
Festival of Sculpture, Guernsey
2006 "Stone", Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.
Cadogan Contemporary, London
Goldmark Gallery, Rutland
RHS Show, Tatton, Manchester
Sense and Sensuality, Bankside Gallery, London
2005 "The Kiss" Spectrum Gallery.London
"Art4Life" Christies, London
Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey.
"Sculpture in the planning" Millfield School, Somerset.
2004 "Art4Life" Christies, London
House and Garden Exhibition. Justin Gardner Gallery, Olympia, London
Sculpture in Paradise. Chichester Cathedral, Chichester
Asian Lifestyle Festival - Invited artist. Olympia, London
Hutson Gallery, London.
2003 Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey
Royal British Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, London
Summer exhibition. Hutson Gallery, London.
Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park London Exhibition, London.
Discerning Eye, London

Private Collections

Work can be found in many other private collections worldwide: Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, United States of America.

Educational Workshops and Talks

University College of Northampton, Northampton

The Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre, Northampton

Northampton School for Boys

Fermynwoods Gallery, Corby

University of Hertfordshire

Southwell Minster, Southwell
Gloucester Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral

The following venues saw stone carving events/workshops/talks and lectures to promote the virtues of stone and stone carving.

Longleat House, Wiltshire
Interaction, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire Association of blind and partially sighted people.
Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
Van Dyke School, Leighton Buzzard
Weston Favell Upper School, Northampton
University of Hertfordshire

 

 

 

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