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Timothy Shutter MA, ARBS

Selected artist profile information for this contemporary British Sculptor
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About Timothy Shutter

Timothy Shutter is in such demand for commissions for public and private collections, he has very little time to work on his own inspirations and we are privileged to share some of his own examples of realism. His work is of such quality that it has nearly all been funded by rural development funds, the Lottery, Arts Councils and County Councils.

Exhibition History of Timothy Shutter

1981 - Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery
1982 - Young Contemporaries, ICA London
1982 - Lancashire Art Exhibition, Harris Museum
1983 - Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery
1983 - Lancashire Art Exhibition, Harris Museum
1983 - Manchester Academy
1984 - Manchester Academy
1985 - Stockport Art Gallery
1989 - Minories Gallery Colchester
1989 - Wax Kiln Gallery
1990 - Bow House Gallery
1993 - Benchmarks, Tatton Park
1994 - Whitechapel Open Studios
1995 - Jolly Peril Paradise, Castlefield Gallery
1996 - Cuppola Gallery,
1997 - Fresh Air 1997
1999 - Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey.
1999 - Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness
1999 - Conductors Hallway Gallery, London. Two person Show.
2000 - Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.
2003 - Fresh Air, the 6th Quenington sculpture show, supported by the arts council.

Biography / CV of Timothy Shutter

Born in Cambridge, England in 1954,

Selected Employment
2002 Assistant to Antony Gormley, carving the granite figures for the British Library forecourt sculpture.
1998-99 Occasional tutor for the Portland Sculpture Trust carving workshops
1989-97 Studio assistant to Anish Kapoor, carving many of his works in the U.K, Italy.Finland and Germany.
1986-88 Stone carver and mason for the London firms of Szerelmey and John Bysouths.
1983-84 Fine Art Tutor at Salford Technical College.


1991 - One of six sculptors selected to take part in the International Granite carving symposium at the Scottish sculpture workshop, Lumsden. Supported by Banff and Buchan District Council, and the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Timothy Shutter

Commissions and Residencies
2012 Commissioned to make an entrance sculpture for Waltham Gardens conservation area, Turkey Brook, Enfield. Managed by the redevelopment and environmental works group of Enfield council.
2011 Commissioned by Wakefield Council to make a major sculpture for the newly created Henry Moore square in Castleford, due to be installed in 2013. The design process involved running creative workshops, public exhibitions and consultations.
2010 Commissioned by Freeform Arts Trust to design and model five post finials that were cast in iron and placed at the entrance to Blows Down nature reserve in Dunstable.
2009 Asked to carve a freestanding sandstone Phoenix for a new housing development in Braintree, by arts consultants Circling the square Ltd.
2009 Invited by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, to make a sculpture for their new Clinical Research Facility courtyard.
2008 Invited by project managers Freeform Arts trust to make a public sculpture for the Riverside shopping centre, Hemel Hempstead.
2008 Inaugural sculpture ‘The Pillars of Holywood’ for The Holywood Arts Trust supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, sited on the High Street, Holywood.
2007 Invited by Berkeley Homes (Oxford&Chiltern) Ltd to make a site specific courtyard sculpture for their new housing development The Waterways, Oxford. Participated in an on line forum to show proposals and gather feedback.
2006 Granite play ground sculptures for Lambeth Borough council. Granite and wood carvings with Freeform Arts Trust for Hackney Council play areas.
2006 Ongoing commission to integrintegrate artworks into Westoe Crown Village, a new sustainable community development for South Tyneside Council, One Northeast, George Wimpey and the Prince`s Foundation. The project is being managed by Arts UK.
2005 One of two artists on the design team to develop the public artworks strategy for the award winning Chepstow town centre £ 2.3 million regeneration scheme. Commissioned to make a series of sculptures and lettering panels stretching down the High street. Managed by Artworks Wales for Monmouthshire County Council. Supported by the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Development Agency. Extensive consultation exercises, including shop window displays and newsletters.
2003 Carved street signs into the buildings of the New Bullring Birmingham for Hammerson Uk.plc.
2001 Sculpture commission for a newly created viewing platform at Parc Plas Mawr, Penmaenmawr, for Conwy Borough Council. Arranged by Artworks Wales.
2000 Two year collaboration with a Landscape Architect in the re design of Coronation Gardens, Barrow in Furness. It included the designing and fabrication of sculptures, seating, planters and architectural decorations. Funded through an arts lottery award.
2000 Drapers Hall, City of London. Commission for a circular slate commemorative plaque. Coram Foundation, commission for a name plate for their Cambridge office.
1999 Selected to make paving and seating by Enfield council celebrating the connection of Keats and Lamb to the conservation area of Church Street, Edmonton.
1998 Residency and commission arranged by East Cumbria Countryside Project as part of the Eden Benchmarks scheme to make a landmark work for the village of Wetheral.
1997 Sculptural seating commissioned by the Groundwork Trust for Coventry canal arts programme.
1996 Selected to make the inaugural work for the Perth Sculpture Trail, Bellwood Riverside Park. Funded by Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Arts Council.
1994 Invited by Look Ahead Housing Association to make a granite sculpture for the courtyard of Levitt Bernstein’s hostel in Southwark, London.
1993 Fabrication award from Cheshire county council and North West Arts to make sculptural seating for `Benchmarks`, an exhibition at Tatton Park, Knutsford.
1993 Invited by Oldham metropolitan borough to make sculptural seating as part of the refurbishment of the maypole monument, Main Street, Failsworth.
1992 Selected by Urbed to make the first work for an urban sculpture trail in Little Germany, Bradford.
1991 Residency, as one of six sculptors chosen for the international granite carving symposium at the Scottish sculpture workshop, Lumsden. Supported by Banff and Buchan district council and the Henry Moore sculpture trust.
1990 Inaugural residency at Cowlease wood Oxfordshire, to make work for the artist led Chiltern sculpture trail. Supported by Southern Arts, the Forestry Commission and Oxfordshire county council.
1989 Residency, making work at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, Portland. Funded by the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust.

Reviews of work by Timothy Shutter

Artists Newsletter, Jan 1990, sept 1990, May 1992
Art and Architecture No: 37 and 47
Arts Review Yearbook 1994
Kaleidoscope BBC Radio 1989/90
Daily Telegraph 1993
City Life 1995
Manchester Evening News 1995
Courier 1997
Evening Telegraph 1997
The Cumberland News 1998

Public Works of Timothy Shutter

Public Commissions

1999 Sculptural seeting commissioned by Enfield Council as part of a conservation area refurbishment

1997 Sculptural seating commission by the Groundwork Trust for the Coventry Canal Art Programme

1996 Selected from an open competition to make the first work in a three year programme of sixteen sculptures for the Perth Sculpture Trail

1994 Invited by Look Ahead Housing Association to make a sculpture for the courtyard of Levitt Bernsteins Gateway Project Hostel

Qualifications / Education of Timothy Shutter

1971-72 Bath Academy of Art
1973-76 Manchester University, BSC Psychology and Zoology
1980-83 Manchester Polytechnic, BA Fine Art (Sculpture)
1984-85 Weymouth Technical College, Architectural Stone
1992-93 Wimbledon School of Art, MA site specific sculpture

Teaching Experience

1983-84 Salford Technical Colege, Fine Art Tutor
1986-88 Stone Carver and Mason for the London Firms
1989-97 Occasional carving assistant to Anish Kapoor
1998-99 Tutor for Portland sculpture trust carving workshops, Design and fabrication work for Freeform Arts Trust, including ongoing carvings for Hyde Park underpass

Price Range of Work

Timothy Shutter's work has a price range from £980 to £25,000

Mediums utilised

Timothy Shutter's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Timothy Shutter's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (5)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (3)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (2)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Public Art Sculpture
Corporate Sculptures
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Farm Yard Sculptures
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Dogs Sculpture
Every day Objects ( Sculptures of inorganic things)

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Timothy Shutter's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2017 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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