Exhibition: ‘Surface disturbances-evidence of biological time-part 1’ 8th November-5th December 2012
Curator: ‘Intimate Abstraction’ March 7th-April 5th 2013
Nick was born in London, 1953, now lives and works in Bristol.
He is a painter, improvising musician, and published poet and has been a practicing artist for twenty years. He is an experienced tutor and lecturer in both art and art history, working in Higher and Further Education, as well as running studio based painting and drawing workshops along with courses in galleries, museums, and community venues.
He has previously worked as a performer in street theatre, circus and fringe theatre; as a stonemason and architectural carver; a sculptor, registered art therapist and art tutor. Nick is represented by Anthony Hepworth Fine Art.
His work as a musician and painter are both rooted in spontaneity and improvisation, embracing chance and taking risks; this relates to the embodying of vitality and freedom, and the idea of authenticity – and as Asger Jorn put it, “to escape the tyranny of reason.” The combination of chance and deliberation are what John Cage talked about as ‘considered improvisation’.
For Nick painting is a way of being, a search for meaning – each painting is a journey to a place unknown, based on feeling and resonance with something deep – a subterranean seam, a rich vein that lives in the dark – it can be recognised poetically, with the heart, not the intellect.
CV & Biog
Education & Training
2000 Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate, City of Bath College
1997-2000 Post Grad. Diploma in Art Therapy, UWE, Bristol
1977/8 City & Guilds Cert. Masoncraft, City of Bath College
1972-5 BA(hons)Architecture, Kingston Polytechnic School of Art
Selected Painting Exhibitions
2012. ‘DarkLight’ APT Gallery, Creekside, London. *
2010. ‘Dark Intervals’, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton.*
2007. ‘tonewall’, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University College.
2006. ‘tone poems’, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
‘Chymical Garden 2’, Art Gym, Hengrove School, Brisol
2005. ‘Chymical Garden’, Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight.
‘tone poems & Improvisations’, White Space Gallery, Somerset College of Art & Technology, Taunton.
2004. ‘Big Paintings’ Q.E.H. Theatre, Bristol.
‘tone poems’, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
‘Paint Works’ Hans Price Gallery, Weston College of Art & Design, Weston Super Mare.
2003. ‘Paint Works’, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University College.
2002. ‘Firemusic’, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
2011 20/11. British Art Fair, Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, RCA, London
2011. Three Painters; Nick Moore, Albert Irvin and John Eaves,
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, London
2011. London Art Fair, Anthony Hepworth Fine Art
2008. ‘Drawing Lab’, Foyer Gallery, UWE School of Creative Arts, Bristol.
2007. ‘Open View’, BANA open submission, Widcombe Studios Gallery, Bath,
2004. ‘Contemporary British Painting’, open submission, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, shortlisted.
‘Partial View’, Hot Bath Gallery, Bath, curated by Matthew Collings*
Open submission, Black Swan Art Centre, Frome.
2003. ‘Into the Light’, BANA open submission, Hot Bath Gallery, Bath,
‘Hidden Boundaries’, four painters, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
Concrete Arts at Ernst & Young, Bristol
2002. Open submission, Black Swan Art Centre, Frome.
Small Pictures prizewinners show, Salisbury Arts Centre.
2001. Two painters, one sculptor, Citadel Gallery, Chippenham.
Open Submission, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud.
‘Small Pictures Competition’, Salisbury Arts Centre, 3rd prizewinner.
2000. Open submission, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
* denotes publication
2012. Moscow Artists Book Fair
2011. Book Painting in Artists Book Archive, Moscow
2011. Bristol Artists Book Event, Arnolfini, Bristol.
2007. Bristol Artists Book Event, Arnolfini, Bristol.
Regenerator, altered book project, Off Centre Gallery, Bristol.
Rich and Strange, altered book project, Flock Gallery Newport College of Art, toured to Newport Library and Bournemouth Library
2012. DarkLight, essay Sam Cornish, APT Gallery, London
2010. Dark Intervals, essay by Alan Boldon, Brewhouse Arts Centre
2007. Tonewall, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University
2004. tone poems, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
2004. Partial View, essay by Matthew Collings, Park Lane Press
2006. Moontides, boiling wells publications
1992. Getting Blood Out of a Stone, Goban Press
2010. ‘ between, across, beyond’, Studio Upstairs Writers Anthology, editor and contributor
2008. feral rain, Studio Upstairs Writers anthology, editor and contributor
1998. The Bristol Slam Poetry Anthology, Pimps of the Alphabet Press
1995. Entertainment USA, Stride Publications, poem commissioned by Bath Literature Festival.
Lectures, Seminars and papers given
2012 June. DarkLight, artist talk, APT Gallery, London
2010 July. The Lost Object, seminar, gesture&psychoanalysis, Arnolfini, Bristol
2010 June. Dark Intervals, artist talk at Imagine Studios, Stroud
2010 Feb. Dark Intervals, artist talk, Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton
2008 Nov. The Real Surrealists, dayschool, Bristol University.
2008 Feb. Abstraction, Chaos & Creative Process, dayschool, Bristol University
2007 Mar. The Ordinary Madness of the Artist, paper, ISPS Conference,
2006 Sept. The Sound of Colour, dayschool, Bristol University
2005 Dec. Starting at Zero, gallery talk, Arnolfini, Bristol
2005 Sept. Chymical Garden, artist talk, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
2005 June. Outsider Art – Historical Perspectives, dayschool, Oxford University
2004 Oct. Degenerate Art & the Avant Garde, dayschool, Bristol University
2003 Nov. Outsider Art?, dayschool, Bristol University
2002 Nov. An Art History of Madness, public evening lecture, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork
2002 Oct. The Ordinary Madness of Art, Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton, one day conference; project coordinator & presented the title paper Collaboration between Studio Upstairs, and Pavillion Publishing
2001 Nov. Outsider Art, dayschool, Bath University
2000 Nov. The End of Outsider Art?,Edinburgh University, three day conference,
presented a paper ‘Outsider Art or Insider Trading’