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STATEMENT:

 

Peter Driver is a multi-disciplinary artist, collaborator and teacher. He uses drawing, performative action, woodcut printmaking, and banner-making to think about art, society and the common good, our environment, belief and the uses of power. Whether making participative works, documenting walks, playing with materials, or drawing from memory, he favours the idea that the viewer plays a part in creating a work's meaning.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

MA Fine Art, 2014-15: Winchester School of Art  

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2011-14: Winchester School of Art

Foundation in Art and Design, 1981-82: Cambridge School of Art

 

 

SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS:

 

2017 Imagined Futures - K6 Gallery, Southampton

 

2017 For Such a Time as This - Brock Keep, Reading

 

2016  A Gaol Ballad and Other Assorted Love Songs - (with Amy-Rose Holland), Brock Keep, Reading

 

2016 WordUp! - (with Robert Fitzmaurice), Reading and online.

 

2015  ecologies of optimism and dissent, Jam Factory, Oxford

 

2014  I'm glad you're alive! - (with Lydia Heath), Brock Keep, Reading

 

2013  Peter Driver: Woodcuts - Winchester Discovery Centre

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS:

 

2018

Block_Chain>The Power of Two - online residency at

block-chain.chapelartsstudios.co.uk (Block_1)

 

2017

'Winter Print Salon', ONCA Gallery, Brighton

 

'ChaosContrastsChange', Brock Keep, Reading (studio group show curated by Janet Curley Cannon)

 

'Footprints', Winchester School of Art, (group show curated by Tessa Atton for the University of Southampton Festival of Doctoral Research)

 

2016

'Fire & Water', (curator), Brock Keep, Reading (studio group show)

 

2015

'Accretion' (co-curated with Kirsty Smith and Nicky Bell), Brightbyte Studio, Southampton

 

'10Days Winchester: CHALK', Winchester Gallery, Winchester

 

'The Laboratory of Dissent', Winchester Gallery, Winchester

 

'Meeting Point', Crypt Gallery, London (Blue Curry, Mia Taylor, Ian Dawson, Nicola Thomas, Stephen Cooper, Amy-Rose Holland, Kirsty Smith, et al.)

 

'Desire Lines', (curator), Brock Keep, Reading

 

'Print as a Verb', (co-curator with Chris Mercier), Brock Keep, Reading

 

2014

Platform Graduate Award 2014, (selected show) Aspex Gallery Portsmouth

 

Someone & Something, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth

 

'Tabula Rasa' - The Bargehouse, London

 

Insight 2014, New Greenham Arts, Newbury

 

Recent History - (co-curator with Elly Langlois), Brooks Centre, Winchester

 

Transmediale Festival, Berlin (group installation)

 

2013

'Raison D'etre' - Mottisfont National Trust, Hants

 

'No Working Title' - Tate Modern, London

 

Outlook Changeable - OHOS group exhibition, Brock Keep, Reading

 

Searching, always - arjeea21 group exhibition, Gallery 49, Bracknell

 

2012

Echo - arjeea21 group exhibition, Brock Keep, Reading

 

 

TEACHING/TUTORING

 

Winchester School of Art - Teaching Fellow in Fine Art

 

Open Hand OpenSpace, Reading - Introduction to Relief Printmaking tutor

 

Winchester School of Art - visiting lecturer, MA and BA Fine Art (2015)

 

Reading College - visiting artist, Art Foundation and Access courses (2015)

 

 

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES:

 

Andover March for Optimism, Andover Town Centre, 2015

 

'Encounters, Andover': production and free distribution of 200 woodcut prints inspired by Encounters Shop, Andover High Street, 2014

 

'March for Optimism', Winchester City Centre, 2014

 

Art&Ride, 24 hour project as part of 10Days, Winchester bus routes, 2013 (with Public Works)

 

Space for Peace, Winchester Cathedral 2013, (curated by Kimvi Nguyen)

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

Block_Chain>The Power of Two, online residency at

block-chain.chapelartsstudios.co.uk, 2018

 

Basing House archaeological dig, Hampshire: artist in residence, July-August 2013

 

 

AWARDS

 

Arts Council for England grant for the arts to develop March for Optimism, Andover (as part of Chapel Arts Studios pop-up project 'The Bureau of Exchange')

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

The London Clinic

 

Winchester School of Art (alumni collection)

 

University of Southampton (artists books collection)

 

University of Southampton, Department of Archaeology

 

Berkshire Records Office

 

Reading Borough Council

 

private collections

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

'thirteen days in spring: walking in relation to the kindness of strangers', 2012 (blurb.com)

 

 

BIOGRAPHY:

 

Born 1962, Littleport, UK.  Married to Liz since 1984.  Two grown-up children.