CHRIS CUDLIP SCULPTOR AND SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTIST EDUCATION 1999/2002 Wimbledon School of Art: BA Hons 2:1 Technical Arts Interpretation Specialising in figurative sculpture 1992/5 Construction Industry Training Scheme Nottingham : Carpentry & joinery Levels1-3 1982 GCE Art English Language,History,English Literature.

CORE SKILLS

  • Portrait sculpture accurate in the round and relief figurative modelling in clay from life & photos to a variety of scales.Studio ceramics
  • Pubic Sculpture large scale brick installations.Chainsaw work ie large scale wood sculpture(certificates held Lantra Chainsaw Carving & Cross Cut and Maintenance. & Fine detailed wood carving
  • Running Environmental Sculpture workshops in educational and community settings.Working with recycled and found materials to a variety of scales. Willow sculpture, hay bale,lime work and mosaic work
  • Puppet construction, and manipulation for street perormance Shadow theatre & basic animatronics.
  • Moulding and casting in plaster, silicone rubber, polyester resin,stone composites, and concrete. Propmaking /Scenic Construction. Experienced Carpenter & Joiner. Metal fabrication/ armature building 

SOME BACKGROUND FILM TV AND THEATRE WORK:

  • Tim Burtons remake of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory :
  • Freelance sculptor Crawley Creatures makers of BBC`Walking with Dinosaurs` for Mechanical Mannequin project
  • Sculptor Madame Tussuad`s wax works: The Incredible Hulk : Freelance Sculptor
  • English National Opera: Capture of Troy Sculptor/Prop maker
  • Les Miserables Russell Becks Studios London: Prop making
  • Channel 4 programme: Gods in the sky :
  • Scenic Artist BBC film Who`s baby is it anyway :Prop maker
  • The Coors music video London Scenery Company: Scenic construction
  • Radio Telifis Eirann Design and build of banjo playing puppet for Pecker Dunne for street performance and appearance on the TV programme `What`s another year`
  • British National Film and Television School Film `Alice` Scenic Artist::

EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS

  • 2014 Responder exhibition City Art Gallery Southampton /bust of Sophie Brzeska
  • 2013 Riot here Riot now! Political craftivism show W3 Gallery:Anti Badger cull carving
  • 2013 Test ValleyArts Foundation. Commission: HM Diamond Jubilee  relief portrait
  • 2013 Nexus Public Art Commission Southampton To create a 7ftx 3ft relief brick sculpture resondingto the medieval and modern history of the site.
  • 2013 Jon Hansard Central Contemporary Gallery. We are warrior exhibition
  • 2012 Living Arts & Crafts Event Dartmoor Life size polar bear from recycled materials and giant plum wood fish drum.
  • 2012 Last Picture Show Bargate Monument Gallery Southampton The Arches Artists
  • 2012 Salisbury Hospital. Mad cow! life size cow sculpture  250 plastic milk bottles.
  • 2011 Dimbola Gallery and photographic Museum. Jimi Hendrix life size bronze bust.
  • 2011Lee san Han studios Wuhan China. 1/6 life size sculpture of the 4th and 5th Zen patriachs. Life size relief sculpture of The 1911 Wuhan Uprising.
  • 2010 Residency and exhibition Yurt in the Quay :Puppet making and workshops The Quay Arts Centre The Isle of Wight 
  • 2010 The Ox Market Gallery Chichester . Arches artists group show
  • 2010Private commission.To carve a relief of a deer & icanthus leaf into mahogany
  • 2009. The Lennox Gallery Fulham London 2nd UK -Japan Exhibition 23-28th June
  • 2009 PublicArt Commissioned by Shirley Warren Community Gardens Large outdoor willow sculptures :dragonflies, a turtle, a snail, and frog with students from King Edwards 5th School & Catch 22 Youth offending team. 
  • 2008MillaisArt Gallery Southampton /Animatronic wooden toucan Sunbeams giving the air a kiss:Birds in contemporary art. Also featuring Shaun Doyle& Mally Mallinson, Alec Finlay & Jo Slater, Jaqui Mair, Greg Palmer Jane Watt, Eileen White ,Laetitia Yhap.
  • 2008Public artworkCommissioned by Windrush Rd Youth Centre Southampton Concrete, mosaic and wood sculpture. Funded by The Youth Opportunities Fund.
  • 2008Studios Southampton July-Sept Arches artists group show.
  • 2007. Bargate monument gallery Southampton Oct -Nov Same =Different
  • 2006Commissioned by Streetscene Addiction Recovery Ltd To sculpt a 7x life size sculpture of a fish being held by two hands carved in oak; a memorial piece for the grounds of Allington House Rehabilitation Centre Bournemouth.
  •  2004. Escape bar & Art gallery Herne Hill London Group show of DJ related art.  
  •  2003 The 'A'Gallery Wimbledon London Emerging figurative artists.                                                                                                                    

     RECENT WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATIONAL WORK

  • 2012 Medina High School Arts Blast Design and construction 3M high Willow wizard.
  • 2012. Witchurch School. Earthship Sculpture Oak,willow & beech carvings.
  • 2010: St Annes Girls School Maths sculpture project. Exploration of symmetry and scale through the creation of a large Torus knot using plastic milk bottles
  • 2010: Windrush Rd Youth Centre. Head Sculpture project exploring human anatomy, Plaster waste mould process, and concrete casting. Working with clients verging on exclusion from education
  • 2010:Flotsam and Jetsam Climate Change Choices.Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and Medina High School project. Creating - assemblage sculpture from beach waste and making Land Art
  • 2010: Meteor science sculpture. Park Community School Havant. Outdoor meteorite installation. Focusing on the use of scale drawings, maquettes, armature building, paint- effects & recycled materials.
  • 2010: Residency Redlands Primary school & Ashcroft Arts Centre Fareham. Large scale interactive papier mache sculptures & puppet based work in response to the play Heart Break Soup the story of a child awaiting a heart transplant.
  • 2009: St Pauls Primary School Portsmouth. Rainforest Eco Project puppets from recycled materials. Creative partnerships
  • 2009: Creative Partnerships Artist in residence `Mr Chris project` Bevois Town Primary School Southampton create 60 Jack in a Boxes 60 firebird puppets 10 mechanical merry -go- rounds, a working model of London bridge and a 30ft Dragon Puppet.
  • 2008:Medina High School. Camel train..Project to make 3 sculptures of Life-size camels from recycled materials.
  • 2008: Wessex Sculptors Guild: Invited to run a one day sculpture seminar

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