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Chris Plowman Prints
Having originally trained as a printmaker I now work mainly with steel making sculpture and undertaking public art commissions.I still make prints when time allows and have produced the work shown on this website over the last nine years.
1969-70 Winchester School of Art, Foundation Course1970-73 Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA in Fine Art1973-76 Royal College of Art, MA in Printmaking
1976 Berger Travelling Scholarship
Kingsley, Manton and Palmer Purchase Prize
Patrick Seale Etching Prize

1979 Thumb Gallery Prize, Bradford Print Biennale

1982 ŒFlags along the Liffey¹ Flag Design Award, Dublin
Print Prize, Humberside Print Competition

1987 Henry Moore Foundation Prize for Sculpture, The London Group open exhibition

Prints in the collections of:

The Tate Gallery
The V & A
New York Public Library
The British Council
The British Museum
The Science Museum
Southampton Art Gallery
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Rank Xerox Collection
John Hechinger Collection, Washington
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Bradford City Art Gallery
Cheltenham Art Gallery
Portsmouth Art Gallery
Camden Library
Selected Commissions/collections:
2006 Commission: To make pedestrian and vehicle access gates for the new buildings, Walton Oak School, London.

Coimmissioned by CIP to design and make a gate, archway and fence panels for Beaversfield Park, Hounslow.

Tree of Life¹ sculpture commission for Evalina Children¹s Hospital (Guys and St Thomas¹) Lambeth Palace Road, London.

Commissioned to design and paint murals for Burlington Danes Nursery, Hammersmith Hospital.

Barclays Spaces for Sports/ Park Arts Commissions, Blackburn
Commsioned to make a number of art work features for three recreation grounds in Blackburn and Darwen. The project involved input from several local schools and included archways, gates, bolt-on panels for playground fencing and waymarkers.

2005 Gate to a nature garden, Netley Abbey Primary School, Hampshire.

Commission to make 30 mtrs of decorative fencing for Sunrise Senior Living development, Purley, Surrey.

Decorative barrier for Beavers Field Park, Hounslow, commissioned by Groundwork Thames Valley.

2004 Four exterior painted steel sculptures for Queen Charlottes Hospital, London.

Two swing barriers for a children¹s playground, Kerridge Estate, London
Commissioned by Groundwork Camden.

School gate and fencing for the Highway Primary School, Orpington.

Laser-cut decorative panels for an existing steel shelter commissioned by Groundwork Blackburn.

2003 Commissioned to make two pairs of gates for Red Hill Primary School,

Commissioned to make gates and overthrow panel for Brookfield Primary School, Highgate, London.

Steel relief mural and litter bins for Mill Hill Community Centre and Library,
Blackburn, commissioned by Groundwork Blackburn.

Archway and gates for entrances to the tow path, Regents Canal, Lisson Grove, London, commissioned by Groundwork Camden

Archway for Stirling Walk, Romsey, commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council.

‘Home Zone’ project for Camden Council. The scheme involved making a number of decorative traffic barriers and also gates for Eleanor Palmer Primary School.

Commissioned by Groundwork Camden to make gates and an archway for a public garden, Aspern Grove Estate, London.

2002 Commissioned by Groundwork Camden to make a decorative overthrow panel for the tow path entrance, Regents Canal, Lisson Green, London.

Commissions by Groundwork West London to produce a 100 ft mural with steel relief images, beneath the A40 bridge over the Grand Union Canal, Greenford, Ealing.

Commissioned to make three pairs of gates for Wickham Common
Primary School, Kent.

2001 Commissioned to make large car park gates for Pewley Down Infants School, Guildford

Commissioned by Groundwork Blackburn to make painted steel murals for the external walls to a community centre building.

Commissioned by Wickham Common Primary School to make pedestrian access gates.

2000 ‘Windows on the Waterway¹. Commissioned by Groundwork Camden to design and make three windows for a wall in the playground at Primrose Hill School, London.

Commissioned by Groundwork Thames Valley to make an entrance archway for The Crane Centre, Hayes, Middlesex.

Commissioned by The Lord Mayor Treloar National Specialist College, Alton, to design and make a painted steel relief for an external wall at the college. The project involved working with students to develop the design.

Commissioned by groundwork Thames Valley to design and make decorative steel barriers and a bench at the entrance to the Grand Union Canal, Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge.

Commissioned to make gates for Pewley Down Infants School, Guildford.

Commissioned by Newcroft Primary School to make a decorative fence panel to commemorate the millennium.

1999 Commissioned by Groundwork Thames Valley to make a decorative steel barrier at Brookside Open Space, Ealing.

Commissioned by USS Ltd to design and make two painted steel reliefs for Telford Shopping Centre.

1998 Steel wall relief commissioned for BBC CHOICE offices.

Commissioned Relief in painted MDF and aluminium for the dining hall at The Lord Mayor Treloar Specialist College. Alton, Hampshire.

1997 Commissioned by Groundwork Thames Valley to make gates for the entrance to a children¹s playground, Pippins Park, Slough

Commissioned by Great Ormond St Children¹s Hospital to make an extension to the railings around the Hospital School playground area.
Commissioned by Mid Kent Healthcare Trust to make a series of artworks for sixteen sites in the main corridors at Maidstone Hospital.

1996 Three steel wall relief panels for Nelson¹s Homeopathic
Remedies Headquarters Building, London.

1995 Steel wall relief panels commissioned by St Michael¹s Hospital,

1994 ‘Artist in Health¹ one year residency and commissions for St Richard¹s Hospital, Chichester, in association with Bishop Otter College, Chichester. This commission required the making of a number of artworks for the new Day Surgery Centre at St Richards

1993 Archways and fencing panels for the entrance to Peartree Station
and Sherwood Recreation Ground commissioned by Derby City

1992 Steel wall relief commissioned by British Rail Trainload Freight.
Headquarters Building, The Angel, London

1991 Wall relief panel in painted MDF commissioned by British Rail Trainload Freight Headquarters Building, The Angel, London

1990 Bronze presentation sculpture commissioned by Coca-Cola UK Ltd

Southwestern Hospital Arts Project commission and residency, Stockwell, London. This project involved making a number of large mural reliefs for the corridor in an old Victorian hospital.

1988 Two wall relief panels commissioned the Coca-Cola Cadbury
Schweppes headquarters building, London

Steel wall relief panel commissioned by the New British Library

1987 ‘The Running Man¹ - Commissioned sculpture in stainless steel for
Legal and General Property. Outdoor location at The Campus
Business Park, Hemel Hempstead
Single Exhibitions:

One Person Exhibition, The Mitre Gallery, Chichester

One Person Exhibition, Sarah Guinan Assosiates, London

One Person Exhibition ŒCritic¹s Choice¹ at Flowers East Gallery,
London. Chosen by Tim Hilton

Group Exhibitions:
Group Exhibition, The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire

Group Exhibition, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton

Loughborough College of Art Portfolio of Prints Exhibition,
Hardware Gallery, London

‘Iron and Clay’ group exhibition, Salisbury Museum

Group Exhibition, The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire

‘Associations’ group exhibition, Gill George Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition, The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire

Loughborough College of Art Portfolio of Prints Exhibition,
Redfern Gallery, London

‘Directors Choice’ group exhibition, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Art in the Garden, Hilliers Gardens, Hampshire
Artist's Statement:
My work is visual and deals with visual ideas. I am interested in many things and my work is usually quite complex and detailed. My aim is to grasp the attention of the viewer with the intensity of my imagery.
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