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Colin Miller ARBS

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CV, One Man Exhibitions, Mixed Exhibitions

Born Simla, India 1943
Returned to England 1947.
Married 1969. Two children, son born 1973, daughter born 1974.
Educated: Lime House School, Dalston, Carlisle.
Nautical College Pangbourne, Berkshire

Associate Member of Royal Society of British Sculptors

In 1966 I began sculpting professionally, concentrating mainly on exhibitions and portrait work. I am self taught. First had work accepted in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1973. Exhibitions in Amsterdam and London followed.

1975 - 1984 lived and worked permanently on the Island of Paros, Greece, where I worked in translucent white Parian marble and olive wood and studied Cycladic sculpture. Had two one man exhibitions in Athens, which were televised by Greek National Television.

Since returning to England in1984, I have spent much of my time working on larger sculptures which I enjoy as I feel sculpture is for everyone and has an important part to play in our environment. Recent commissions have enabled me to achieve this.

1986 Property Partnerships PLC.
Life size bronze figure of girl wading in water, wearing a hat and carrying sandles, titled ‘Wader’, situated in specially designed pool in riverside gardens of Hotel Nelson, Norwich, Norfolk.

1988 Allied Lyons. Two life size bronze figures ‘Adam and Eve’, for corporate headquarters J. Lyons, Cadby Hall, London.

1989 Norwich Union Insurance Group, Sentinel House, Norwich, Norfolk.
‘Gaea’, 3 metre bronze group of five figures mounted on a circular granite base. Commission to represent the protective element of the company. Large figure looking out into the world, holds within her cloaked arms a father, mother and two children, one child is playing with a ball., the other looks happily on, all feel safe in the knowledge of their lives being protected by the mother figure. Sculpture is placed outside the main entrance to Sentinel House and was unveiled by The Duke of Gloucester in1990.

Between 1990-97 Annually produced a piece of sculpture for companies that won The Eversheds Business Development Award, one of the categories in the Eastern Counties Newspaper Business of the Year Awards. These ranged from abstract bronze to bronze figurative pieces usually to be sited in the foyers of the businesses.

1991 Wyndham Investments. 3 metre abstract bronze ‘Surge’ Windsor Plaza, Hammersmith, London.

1992 R.G.Carter Ltd. Building Contractors commission for R.A.F. Cranwell. ‘Father of Flight’, Sicilian marble, figurative abstract sculpture.

1992-3 Settled in Cley-Next-The-Sea, North Norfolk, creating permanent studio and gallery in 19th Century barn.

1994 Marble sculpture ‘Frolic’, 70cms diameter disc, figurative carving on both sides, placed in Norwich Union building, Caithness House, centre of Glasgow.

1994 Jersey Museum, Jersey, Channel Islands. ‘The Docker’, life size bronze figure pulling on real rope hawser which follows through to the main entrance to the museum where it finishes in a large coil. The Docker is sited on a granite section of harbour which is on the old granite road from the dock to the the museum.

1997-96 Won a sculpture competition funded by the Arts Council to do a sculpture for Bedford Maternity & Paediatric Hospital to be placed outside its main entrance. “Full Circle”, life size family group in a disc of Sicilian marble, diameter 1m 20cms x 50 cms thick, carved both sides. One side shows a child between the legs of its parents the other side a baby nestled in the arms of the mother with a dog in between the legs of the parents. The figures of the parents follow the line of a circle, the symbol of creation and all that which is inside it is engulfed and protected not only by the parents but by the unity of the circle and everlasting life. The sculpture is placed on a base 1m 20cms high.

1997 Was invited by the British Ambassador to Athens to have an exhibition of my work in The British Embassy Residence Athens.

1998 - 99 Worked for one man exhibition in Athens.

2000 - 2001 Worked for my one man exhibition in Cork Street, London, creating 35 pieces of sculpture ranging in size from small bronzes to outdoor pieces in stone, marble and slate.

2001 I spent 4 months at Oakham School, Rutland sculpting an abstract sculpture in Clipsham Stone. A Millennium commission , symbolising optimism and energy. 4m 50cm high, weighing 3.5 tons and placed in front of the school library. The sculpture was unveiled in the Spring Term 2002.

2002 Apple sculpted in green Westmorland Slate for a client in the USA. This was a commission resulting from my one man exhibition in London 2001. The Apple was carved to create a sliced apple leaning to one side with a bronze stalk. 70cms diameter, finished weight 500 kilos or
half a ton.

2004 Working on a 4m abstract sculpture for bronze and stainless steel, a site specific commission for a large British company.

2006 Move to Blakeney.

2007 Building new Studio at Blakeney, Norfolk.

2008 Designing and making sculpture for Tesco, Fakenham, Norfolk.

2009 Installation of Fakenham Sculpture.

2009 Open Studios, Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

20010-2011 working for my Norwich one man exhibition 'Full Circle', carving in Westmorland Slate, Carrara Marble and Portland stone.

2012 Working on large private commission.

One Man Exhibitions, CV, Mixed Exhibitions

1969 Norwich, Norfolk.
1971 St. James’s, Piccadilly, London.
1975 Lasson Gallery, London.
1977 Kunsthandel Ina Broerse, Amsterdam.
1979 British Council Gallery, Athens.
1981 British Council Gallery, Athens.
1984 Alpine Gallery, London.
1985 The Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.
1988 Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk.
1989 Alpine Gallery, London.
1991 The Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.
1991 12, Old Bond Street, London.
1992 12, Old Bond Street, London.
1993 Studio Exhibition , Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk.
1994 Gallery Bonneland, Odder, Denmark.
1995 Studio Exhibition, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk.
1996 Castle Mall Norwich, Norfolk.
1997 Gallery Bonneland, Odder, Denmark.
1999 The British Embassy Residence, Athens.
1999 Studio Exhibition, Cley-next-the-Sea,Norfolk.
2000 Gallery Bonneland, Odder, Denmark.
2001 The Gallery in Cork Street, London.
2002 Quaker Gallery, London
2006 Moving, Studio Exhibition, Cley, Norfolk.
2010 'Full Circle' Exhibition, Assembly House, Norwich.

Mixed Exhibitions, CV, One Man Exhibitions

1973 Centenary Exhibition, Lords, London.
1973 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
1973 Internationaler Markt Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Dusseldorf.
1974 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
1974 Society of Portrait Sculpture, London.
1976 Le Salon Societe des Artists Francais, Paris.
1982 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
1983 Paros Summer Exhibition, Cyclades, Greece.
1985 Gallery Madison 90, New York.
1985 Loft Gallery, Hertfordshire.
1986 Mandells Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.
1987 Phoenix Gallery, Kingston, London.
1987 Polak Mandells Gallery, Jersey, Channel Islands.
1989 St. Andrews Festival, Scotland.
1991 Beeston Hall, Norfolk,
1995 Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival.
1997 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
1999 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
2000 The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambs.
2000 Norfolk Open Studios 2000
2002 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
2002 Norfolk Open Studios 2002
2003 Norfolk Open Studios 2003
2003 Salthouse 03 ‘Light and Space’ Norfolk.
2004 Neptune Gallery, Norfolk.
2004 Norfolk Open Studios
2004 ‘Church in its Landscape’ Salthouse, Norfolk.
2004 Langham Fine Art, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
2004 Affordable Art Fair, London.
2005 Norfolk Open Studios 2005
2005 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
2005 ‘Art at The Park’ Norfolk.
2005 Norwich Fringe Festival ‘The Fringe at the Factory.’
2008 Salthouse 08, 'SEAhouse, LIGHThouse, SPIRIThouse', Norfolk
2008 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
2010 Salthouse 10, 'Landmark' Exhibition, Norfolk
2013 Art Alive Exhibition, Norwich