Artist Biography

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Geoff Roberts

www.geoffrobertsart.co.uk

 

I live and work from my studio, situated on the Moray Coast, NE Scotland. My training as both sculptor and printmaker plus a long standing reputation as a studio jeweller, has resulted in an eclectic body of work.

Design is for me an intuitive and ever evolving process, whether in my own work or to commission.

 

 

Training

 1978 – MA Print Making, Royal College of Art

1975 – BA (Hons) Sculpture, Birmingham College of Art

 

 

Awards

 2000 – SAC Bursary for Individual Development

1997 – Inches Carr Trust Bursary Award

1993 – Merseycraft Prize

1986 – Craft Council Exhibition Grant

 

 

Bibliography

 Title                                                           ISBN

Remember Ring                                         Limited Edition

maker wearer viewer                               0-901904-59-7

Costume Jewellery Collectors Guide       1-4053-0014-0

Jewellery in Europe & America                0-500-27879-2

The New Jewellery                                   0-500-27774-5

The British Council Collection                   0-86335-290-0

Paper to Platinum                                     0-95-22217-05

Jewellery Moves                                       1-901663-03-5

Jewellery Design Sourcebook                  1-85974-078-2

Schmuckscene Der Modern                       3-98036-053-9

Makers Eye                                                0-903798-58-1

 

 

Catalogues

 2002 – Gifted, Royal Museums, Edinburgh

1998 – Jewellery Moves, Royal Museums, Edinburgh. ISBN 1-901663-03-5

1997 – Paper to Platinum, Lesley Craze, London ISBN 0-95-22217-05

1993 – Today’s Jewels, Lesley Craze, London ISBN 0-9522217-0-5

1992 – All That Glisters, British Council, ISBN: 0-86355-141-6

1992 – Exposite Sieradan, Centrum Beeldende Kunst

1998 – Kunthsandwerk, Berlin

1987 – Schumucksccene, Munich

1986 – Geoff Roberts, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst

1985 – Schmuckscene der Modern, ISBN: 3-98036-053-9

1982 – Maker’s Eye, Crafts Council. ISBN 0-903798-58-1

 

 

Commissions

 2010 – Ramsey Macdonald Memorial Mosaic, Lossiemouth

2009 – Portknockie Landmark mosaic

2008 – Seven Low Relief Panels, St Sylvesters School, Elgin

2008 – Four Mosaics, Kinloss

2008 – Mural for Dufftown Pre-School Centre

2007 – Road Safety Trophies, Moray Council

2007 – Mosaic Fountain using turbine and solar energy for Sensory Garden, Keith

2006 – Low Relief Triptych, Portknockie School

2006 - Hungry for Success, wall panels, Mosstodloch and Keith, Scottish Executive

2006 – Foyer Installation, National Theatre of Scotland

2005 – Hungry for Success, wall panels, Lossiemouth and Portessie, Scottish Executive

2004 – Two wallpieces, Broomfield Arts Trust

2004 – Five wall panels, Lady Cathcart Centre, Moray

2002 – Sporran, skian dhu, plaid pin / wallpiece, Royal Museums of Scotland

2002 – Suite of 10 wall pieces for G.H.A.T

1999 – Wallpiece, South Ayrshire Council

1999 – Cryptic Clock, R. Doughty, London

1996 – Bridal Coronet, Sam Yates, London

1994 – Neckpiece, Trits Sieradan, Delft

1990 – Cover Jewellery, MKW, London

 

 

Collections

 2004 – Two wallpieces, Broomfield Arts Trust

2002 – G.H.A.T Collection, suite of ten wallpieces

2002 - Scottish Jewellery Collection, Sporran, skian dhu, plaid       pin/wallpiece

2000 - Koch Collection, Switzerland, handset.

1995 - Aberdeen Art Gallery, Reluctant bride visor, cabbage rose necklace and bracelet

1992 - British Council Collection, suite of aquatic jewellery

1986 - Galerie Ra., Amsterdam, Mantle

1986 - Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, necklace

1985 - Trits Sieradan, Delft, neckpiece

1982 - Scottish Museums Collection, Edinburgh. Necklace and earrings

1982 - Cleveland Jewellery Collection, necklace

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 2001 – Image Totemic, Duff House

1998 – Showcase Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1995 – Craft Gallery, Aberdeen Art Gallery

1991 – Crafts Council Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum

1989 – Trits Sieraden, Delft

1988 – Kunst Plus, Rotterdam

1988 – Oriel ’88, Wales

1986 – Museum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst, S’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

1986 – Aspects Gallery, London

1986 – Trits Sieraden, Delft

1984 – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

1983 – Aspects Gallery, London

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 2008/9 – Remember Ring, Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, Netherlands

2008/9 – Treasured, Royal Museums, Edinburgh

2006/7 – Design Museum, New York, USA

2006 – Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, Netherlands

2005 – Maker Wearer Viewer, Touring

2005 – Flower Power, the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2002 – Gifted, Royal Museums, Edinburgh

2000 – Jewels for the new Millennium, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

2000 – SOFA, Chicago, USA

1999 – Agalma Gallery, Milan

1999 – Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland

1998 – Miller Gallery, New York, USA

1998 – Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, USA

1998 – SOFA, Chicago, USA

1998 – Jewellery Moves, Royal Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh

1997 – Paper to Platinum, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

1996 – Jewellery in Europe & America, Crafts Council, London

1996 – Beelde & Aambeeld, Enchede

1996 – Highlands Printmakers Gallery, Inverness

1995 – Modern British Arts, Landesmuseum, Mainz

1993 – Today’s Jewels, Lesley Craze, London

1992 – Sieraden, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Groningen

1992 – All That Glisters, British Council

1989 – Galerie Rode Toren, Zwolle

1988 – Kunsthandwerk, Berlin

1987 – Schmuckscene ’87, Munich

1983 – Two Person Show, Museum of Oxford

1983 – Jewellery Redefined, London

1982 – Harvest Arts, Amsterdam

1982 – Two Person Show, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1982 – Aspects Gallery, London

1982 – Maker’s Eye, Craft Council, London

1981 – Anolfini Gallery, Two Person Show at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1977 – National Museum of Modern Art, Singapore

1977 – Galerie de L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Rouen

1976 – San Mateo Touring Exhibition, California

 

 

Teaching

 2008/9 – Heartstone Project, Forres Academy

2008 – World Beach Project, building art with stones, Primary Schools from Moray area

2008 – Guest Tutor, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

2007 - Artist in Residence, St Thomas School, Keith

2006/7 – National Theatre Outreach Programme, working throughout Moray within schools and adult community groups

2003 – Artist in Residence, Rothes Primary School

2002 – Artist in Residence, Longhaugh Primary School, Dundee

2001 – Duff House, Adult/Junior Workshops

1999 – Workshop, Carrick Academy

1997 – Visiting Lecturer, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

1997 – Crafts Council Workshop, London

1988/9 – Part-time lecturer, Cheltenham College of Art

1987 – Visiting Lecturer, Clapham Further Education College

1986 – Visiting Lecturer, Bristol College of Art