Stephen Hitchin

Stephen’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy Summer Show, he recently held a one person show, ‘as long as it takes’ at the University of Liverpool Victoria Gallery and Museum. His work is held public and private collections in the UK, Sweden, Israel and the USA. Stephen has also recently competed commissions for The University of Liverpool, Millfield School Somerset and for the rail network Merseytravel.

“Stone is a paradoxical material in that it suggests density and an unyielding presence, yet at the same time a fragile material that requires great sensitivity and dexterity to carve. It is this very paradox which has always drawn me towards it and continues to fascinate me”

 

Commissions Since 1992

2010  Community project 2 Laser Cut panels Kensington Liverpool. Commissioned by WEA .

2009 ‘Past Present Future’ Laser Cut Stainless Steel 8.5 metre. Sculpture commissioned by Merseytravel for Bootle Oriel Railway Station.

2009 ‘Time and Place’ 3 Laser Cut Steel 5 metre Sculpture commissioned by Merseytravel for Birkenhead Park Station.

2008  ‘Fields of Gold’  Stone carving. Cedar House University of Liverpool.

2007  ‘Kardia’ Stone and bronze Cedar House commissioned by University of Liverpool.

2006  ‘Symphony’  11 metre Relief Carving, for the Concert Hall commissioned by Millfield School, Somerset.

2005 ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’  Stone Carving.  Wirral Historic Warships Museum.

2004 ‘Asclepius and Panacea.’ Stone Carvings and Stone Relief Panel. Commissioned    for the Education Centre, Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

2003  ‘Morecambe Sands’ Stone Relief 2.7 x 2.7 Meters. Commissioned by Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

2003 ‘Tracing the past’ 30 ft steel Sculpture for the Duke of Bridgewater Canal. Commissioned by Stretford Council.

2001 Ten Sculptural Markers on the Shropshire Union Canal. Commissioned by British Waterways.

2001 ‘Counterpoint’ & ‘Counterbalance’  Stone Carving Commissioned by Yale, College Wrexham.

2000 ‘Communication’ Stone Carving. Commissioned by Wirral Grammar School for Boys.

2000 Seating Commission for wild life centre. Saltburn, Cleveland.

2000 Five laser cut stainless steel panels.  Collaboration with Danny Sheehan. Commissioned by Neptune Developments. Queens Square, Liverpool.

1999 Ceramic Fountain. Commissioned by Women’s Hospital NHS, Liverpool.

1999 ‘Journeyman’ Bronze and Fabricated Steel, 5m. Groundwork Coventry.

1998 ‘Messenger’ Stone carving. Commissioned by Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, Cumbria.

1997 A series of twelve stone carvings for the research laboratories. Lever Research Port Sunlight, Wirral.

1996 “GENESIS” Commissioned by North British Housing. Hulme, Manchester. The commission included: Bronze relief panel 62 metres in length,

Relief carving 9 x 2 metres,Stained glass window 11 x 2 metres,

Bronze column 2.5 metres high,

Ceramic mural 5 x 2 metres.

Project received a national Civic Award in 1998

1997 “Communication”. Commission by Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, North Wales.

1997 “Centenary” Relief carving (8 metres) in collaboration with lead artist Jane Poulton. Commissioned by North British Housing, Hulme, Manchester.

1996 “Signs of Life”. 48 carved relief panels. In collaboration with lead artist Jane Poulton, Commissioned by North British Housing, Hulme, Manchester.

1995 “Aristotle”. Stone Carving.Commissioned for Doctus PLC, Salford Quays.

1993 “Sentinel”. Commissioned by Visionfest ‘93, Calderstones Park Liverpool.

1992 Cross. St. John’s Church, Weston, Runcorn.

Exhibitions

2011 ‘Global Echo’ International Touring Print Exhibition Williamson Art Gallery

Paper and Stone: Bridewell Studios , Liverpool

Decade in the Garden: Botanical Gardens University of Leicester.

Sculpture in the Garden: Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park.

2010  Group Show Bridewell Studios Liverpool

2009   ‘Triple Echo’ Artists in Print. Collaboration between UClan, LJMU and Wirral Arts School.    Impact 6 International Printmaking Conference UWE Sept 2009 ‘As Long as it Takes’ Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool. One Man Show.

2008 Scissors, Paper, Stone.   London Print Studios3rd Manchester Artist Artists Book Fair. Holden Gallery, Manchester. Artist Book Fair. Wolsteholme Square, Liverpool.

2007 Group Show ‘Overview’ Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool

2005   Group Show, Loop Gallery Liverpool

2003 Two Man Show Atkinson Art Gallery SouthportWirral Open Williamson Art Gallery

2002 Group Show Williamson Art Gallery.

2001 Group Summer Show. Bruton Street Gallery, London

2000 One Man Show. Wrexham Memorial Art Gallery.Two Man Show. The Gallery, Cork Street, London.

1995Exhibited Manchester Art Fair. Ainscough Galleries Stand.Group Print Show. Contemporary Icons, LiverpoolPhilharmonic Hall.Group Show. Visionfest ‘95. Grand Hall, Liverpool.Two Man Show. Art Without Frontiers, Liverpool.Group Show. Storey Institute, Lancaster.

1994 Bridewell at Lloyds. Part of Visionfest ‘94, LiverpoolGroup Show. Ainscough Gallery, Liverpool.

1993 Wirral Artists Group Show. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.Royal Academy Summer Show, London.

Two Man Show. Hanover Gallery, Liverpool.Group Show. Brokman Gallery, Chester.Group Show. Bridewell Artists.Liverpool

1992 Royal Academy Summer Show, London.Group Show. Gallery Shurini, London.Work Exhibited. Art For Offices, London.Group Show. Merkmal Gallery, Liverpool.Group Show. Bridewell Artists.Bluecoat Artists Group Show. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.Four Bridewell Artists Group Show. Union Street, London.

1991 Two Man Show. Hanover Gallery, Liverpool.Royal Academy Summer Show, London.Group Show. Maritime Museum, Liverpool.Group Show. Gallery Shurini, London.Work Exhibited. Art For Offices, London.Group Show. Bridewell Artists.

1990 Two Man Show. Talbot Fine Art, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.Two Man Show. Senate House, Liverpool University.Royal Academy Summer Show, London.Group Show. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.Group Show, Pelter Sands, Bristol.Group Show, Bridewell Artists.

1989 Group Show. Talbot Fine Art, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.One Man Show. Chapman Gallery, Covent Garden, London.

1988 Royal Academy Summer Show, London.Two Man Show. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.

1987 Manchester Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition.Two Man Show. Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport.Exhibited at the Alwyn Gallery, London.

Collections

Works represented in both public and private collections in the UK, USA, Israel and Sweden as well as:

University of LiverpoolLever Research, Port Sunlight, WirralCross International. LiverpoolWhitefriars Advertising. ChesterDoctus Finance. ManchesterSandvik. Tools  SwedenArt and Architecture Award for Art Offices, London.Liverpool Woman’s Hospital

Merseytravel

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