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Sean Campbell SELECTED

WORKS


Sean Campbell SELECTED

WORKS


At the End of the Line (Detail), 2008 Then He Stepped Out of the Circle (Detail), 2008

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Artist Statement

I grew up in Belfast during the 1970’s, followed by the freedom of living, working and travelling abroad. The direct experience of travel combined with the perspective that comes from returning home has developed an empirical interest in anthropology and reinforced the importance of abstraction as a tool to communicate. As a child I used to watch the clouds in the sky and conjure up characters and stories from the forms that materialized. As an artist I have returned to that same process. Using the symbolism that occurs simultaneously with abstraction to stimulate a creative impulse, to generate a new story. The work is collaborative, an unfinished piece that requires interaction with the viewer. Each interaction creates a new artwork, a timeless definition of the present.

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Colourscape 1, 2009

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Colourscape 2, 2009


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Mindscape 1, 2009

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Mindscape 2, 2009


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Voidscape 1, 2009

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Voidscape 2, 2009


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Trapped Light 1, (Detail) 2007 Trapped Light 1, 2007

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Trapped Light 2, (Detail) 2007 Trapped Light 2, 2007


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Trapped Light 3 (Detail), 2007 Trapped Light 3, 2007

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10. Trapped Light 4, (Detail) 2007 Trapped Light 4, 2007

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11. Contain 1, 2008

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12. Contain 2, 2008

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13. Contain 3, 2008

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14. Contain 4, 2008

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15. Letters From a Far O Place, 2009

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16. Never a Crossword Spoken, 2009

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17. Sentinel (Void) (Detail), 2009

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Artist Statement (Sentinel)

sentinel /sentin’l/ • noun a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch. • verb (sentinelled, sentinelling; US sentineled, sentineling) station a sentinel to keep watch over. Acting as a sentinel without prejudice or principle to the modern era and issues of political, social, cultural and environmental significance. The sentinels will both observe and be observed.

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18. Sentinel (Void) and Sentinel (Kingstone), 2009

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19. Sentinel (Void), 2009

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Sean Campbell: Biography

Sean Campbell trained in visual art in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and the United States. He was artist in residence at North Lands Creative Glass in 2009. Recent exhibitions include solo show “Beginnings Without Boundaries” in the Alley Arts Gallery, Strabane, N.Ireland, UK Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, West Midlands. “Skulturudstilling” in Denmark, “Vernissage” in Sweeden, “Sculpture in Context”, Dublin, Ireland and as invited Artist with Michael Brolly at The Goggleworks, Reading, USA. In 2010 Sean was selected for the third time as a Finalist in the International Kilnforming Exhibition E-merge in Portland, Oregon, USA. Sean holds a M.A. from the University of Ulster and a B.A. Honours from the University of Liverpool. His work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Denmark, U.K. and Ireland. Major public artworks include “Between the Known and the Unknown” N 15 By Pass Joint Public art Commission with Elizabeth Caffrey. “Arc” Integrated Public Art, Bayview Resource Centre, Bangor and “Passage of Time” The Braid, Ballymena Museum and Civic Centre.

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Name: Born: Currently:

Email: Web:

Sean Campbell Belfast, Ireland, 30.06.68 Independent studio artist, Mullanaleck Bridge, Edenvella, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim, Ireland sean@seancampbell.co.uk www.seancampbell.co.uk

Education/Training 2007

Emerging Artists Forum: North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland. Painting The Void :Sandblasting And Vitreous Painting, Denise Stillwagon Leone, Corning Museum of Glass, New York. U.S.A. BECon: Big Ideas: Kiln – Glass in Architecture, Portland, Oregon U.S.A.

2006

Advanced Photography, Mike Bunn.

2005

Bullseye Glass Intern Programme, May/June, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

2004

North Lands Creative Glass, Masterclass, Scaling up, Warren Langley and Ted Sawyer Lybster, Scotland.

2003

Sandcasting and Hotglass, Paul Marioni, Co. Fermanagh. GSOICM, Inspirational workshop, Bernard DeJonghe, Waterford.

2002

North Lands Creative Glass, Masterclass, Glass Casting, Irene Frolic, Lybster, Scotland.

2001

Firestation Studios, Advanced Glass Casting, Keith Seybert, Dublin. North Lands Creative Glass, Masterclass , An investigation in colour and form, Alison Wilding, Lybster, Scotland. Wanganui Polytechnic, Masterclass in Glass Casting, Anne Robinson, Wanganui, New Zealand.

2000

Artstation, Glass Casting, Joe Nuttall, Auckland, New Zealand Wanganui Polytechnic, New Zealand, Masterclass in Fusing and Slumping, Claudia Borella, Wanganui, New Zealand.

1997

M.A. Business Strategy, University of Ulster, Ireland.

1989

Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Liverpool University, England.

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Selected Exhibitions 2009

On the Edge, Cheltenham Art Gallery, England. Selected group Show. Beginnings Without Boundaries, Alley Art Gallery, Strabane, N.Ireland. Solo Show. Residents at North Lands, North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland. The Association of Danish Sculptors Skulturudstilling I Olgod, City of Ølgod, Denmark, Invited artist. Vernissage, Marsvinsholm, Sweeden. Selected group Show Visions In Glass, Jerpoint, Kilkenny, Ireland. Selected Group Show. Michael Brolly Goggleworks, Pennsylvania, USA. Sean Campbell, Kevin O’Dwyer Invited artists. Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland.

2008

E-Merge, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Selected Group Show. British Glass Biennale Selected Group Show, Stourbridge, Westmidlands, U.K. The Association of Danish Sculptors Skulturudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark, Invited artist. Vernissage, Marsvinsholm, Sweeden. Selected group Show. Window On to Studio Glass, Flowerfield Arts, Coleraine, N.Ireland. Outside:Insight, Sculpture in the Gardens 2008, Galway, Ireland.

2007

The Association of Danish Sculptors Skulturudstilling I Olgod, City of Ølgod, Denmark, Invited artist. Ecology, Mythology, Technology, CCOI, Kilkenny, Ireland. “Fire” Solo Show, Phoenix Gallery, Grand Opera House, Belfast, N. Ireland Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland.

2006

“Freagra” Response, Arras Eanna, Inishir, Ireland. Ceara Conway and Sean Campbell Duo Show. E-Merge, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Selected Group Show.

2005

Anna Cheyne Visual Art Awards Ceremony, Lisburn, N.Ireland.

2004

Inspirational Awakening Contemporary Irish Glass – 1st Major Exhibition of the 21st Century. Exhibition venues include Ulster Museum and Irish National Museum.

2003

Group Exhibition, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland. Glass works for Cill Rialaig – Cill Rialaig, Dun Geagan, Ballinskelligs. Inspirational Awakening Contemporary Irish Glass Anna Cheyne Visual Art Ceremony, Lisburn, N. Ireland.

2001

Translucence, Waihiki Art Gallery, New Zealand. Group Show. A Sense of Desire, Chiasso, New Zealand. Duo show with Jim Dennison. New Zealand Studio Glass, Compendium Gallery (Wellington & Auckland), New Zealand. Group Show.

2000

The Opening, Tortooga Glass, Tauranga, New Zealand, Group Show.

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Public Commissions, Awards and Residencies 2009

North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland. Residency April/May. Culture Ireland Grant Bullseye Residency Grant Arts Council Ireland Travel and Training award.

2008

“Arc” Integrated Public Art, Bayview Resource Centre, Bangor.

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“Passage of Time” Ballymena Museum and Civic Centre Integrated Public Art. Sculpture in Context Award

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“Between the known and the Unknown” N 15 By Pass Ballyshannon/Bundoran Joint Public art Commission with Elizabeth Caffrey. Craft Council of Ireland Product Development Award.

2005

N.I. Arts Council Individual Artist Funding. May – June 2005 Bullseye Glass U.S.A. Intern programme N.I. Arts Council Travel Award Scheme

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One Month Residency Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry. Merit award, Combined Bay Arts, New Zealand.

Publications and Media 2008

British Glass Biennale 08 E-merge - A showcase of rising talents in Kiln-Glass The Fold, Issue 3 – Disappeared.

2007

Sculpture (International sculpture Centre) Vol 26 No. 3 The Visual Artists’ News Sheet Issue 5 2007 Ecology, Mythology, Technology, CCOI

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E-merge - A showcase of rising talents in Kiln-Glass The Visual Artists’ News Sheet Issue 5 2006 Culture magazine Sept – Dec 2006

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Neus Glass:New Glass Winter 2004

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Irish Arts Review Autumn 2003

2001

The Evening Post, 28th June. (Wellington, New Zealand) Prime News, 6th June. (New Zealand Television) Weekend Sun, 1st June. (Tauranga, New Zealand)) Bay News Page 26, Feb 28th (Tauranga, New Zealand)

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Bay of Plenty Times Page 1 & 21, 13th December.

Collections North Lands Creative Glass Permanent Collection 1997- 2008 Work held by private collectors in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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At the End of the Line (Detail) 2008 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 90 x 90 x 0.8cm

10. Trapped Light 4, 2007 Kiln Formed Glass and Light Size: 94 x 20 x 2cm

Then He Stepped Out of the Circle (Detail) 2008 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 90 x 90 x 0.8cm

11. Contain 1, 2008 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light Size: 30 x 20 x 1.8cm

1. Colourscape 1, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted)

12. Contain 2, 2008 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 30 x 20 x 1.8cm

2. Colourscape 2, 2009 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted)

13. Contain 3, 2008 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light 30 x 20 x 1.8cm

3. Mindscape 1, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted)

14. Contain 4, 2008 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 30 x 20 x 1.8cm

4. Mindscape 2, 2009 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted)

15. Letters From a Far Off Place Alley Arts Gallery, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 300 x 30 x 0.8cm

5. Voidscape 1, 2009 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted) 6. Voidscape 2, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 50 x 50 x 2.5cm (Mounted) 7. Trapped Light 1, 2007 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 94 x 20 x 2cm 8. Trapped Light 2, 2007 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 94 x 20 x 2cm 9. Trapped Light 3, 2007 Media: Kiln Formed Glass and Light 94 x 20 x 2cm

photography: Bryan Rutledge graphic design: Martin Corr

Index of Works

16. Never a Crossword Spoken Alley Arts Gallery, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 500 x 250 x 0.8cm 17. Sentinel (Void) Detail, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 180 x 61 x 2.5cm Each 18. Sentinel (King Stone) and Sentinel (Void), 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 180 x 61 x 2.5cm Each 19. Sentinel (Void) Botanic Gardens Dublin, 2009 Kiln Formed Glass and Light 180 x 61 x 2.5cm Each Photo John Sheils

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Sean Campbell: Fine Art Catalogue