Matthew Wickham is currently engaged in an examination of the rural versus the urban in both the artistic and the social context. He is committed to sustainability on a local as well as a global scale. Through his own artistic practice, and work for Limousine Bull Artists’ Collective, he has developed skills that support these ideas through the development of a framework that support both artist and audience. He is a keen hill-walker and climber, and an amateur environmentalist/naturalist.
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
Masters Degree in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
PG Dip in Fine Art.
BA Joint Hon’s Degree in History and Archaeology from King Alfred’s College, Winchester.
Member of Aberdeenshire Green Party.
Self-employed Jeweller & silversmith.
Matthew has gained extensive experience of biological survey while working voluntarily for the RSPB, plus environmental work with other organisations, including Trees for Life and Glentanar Estate.
He is a qualified Mountain Leader, with certification from the Mountain Leadership Training Board.
He also served as a Duke of Edinburgh trainer and youth-centre worker with Essex County Council.
September 2010, ‘Museum of the Hyperreal: Boo Inside the White Cube’, Masters Degree Show, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
September 2010, ‘The Origin of Colour’, The Geological Institute, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen.
May 2010, ‘Miscellany’, MFA Group Interim Show, Limousine Bull, Torry, Aberdeen.
March 2010, ‘Peaceful Protest’, Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen.
December 2009, ‘Museum of Monetary Ambiguity’, in association with Pompilio Hilario Gemuce & Deveron Arts.
November 2009, ‘Locus & Oubliette’, MFA group show, The Academy, Aberdeen.
September 2009, ‘My, What a Big Tale You Have!’, for ‘Trust’ at Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, in association with the National Trust for Scotland, North East Open Studios and Kincardine & Deeside Arts Forum.
August 2009, ‘Fabric of the Land’, The Geological Institute, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen.
September 2008, ‘Sustainable Imprint’, performance and temporary sculpture; public art commission marking the launch of Aberdeenshire Council’s Sustainability Charter.
September 2008, ‘Postcards and Wee Souvenirs’, group show, Limousine Bull.
April 2008, ‘Wall of Statements’, Aberdeen, Bristol and Europe.
January 2008, ‘Thinking Space’, with Volker Rosenberg, Bridge View, Aberdeen.
December 2007, Christmas Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.
December 2007, ‘Art For Christmas’, Bridge View, Aberdeen.
November 2007, ‘A Touch of Red’, Musa, Aberdeen.
September 2007, ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, North East Open Studios at Creative Space Scotland, Finzean, Aberdeenshire.
September 2007, ‘Piracy’, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen.
May 2007, Aberdeen Artists Society 73rd Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery.
March 2007, ‘Carbon Natural?’, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen.
August 2006, ‘Wilderness’, The Lecht Ski Centre, Aberdeenshire.
December 2005, ‘Start’, Estaminet, Aberdeen.
September 2009 -, Master of Fine Art, Student Representative for the Faculty Committee.
December 2007 – February 2010, Chairman, Limousine Bull Artists’ Collective, Aberdeen
July-August 2007, Project Manager for visiting resident artist, John
May-December 2007, Vice Chairman, Limousine Bull Artists’ Collective,
May 2007, ‘Re-infected’, performance work with Jeremy Lorne Inglis,
The Tunnels, Aberdeen.
April 2007, ‘Infectious – Pass It On’, performance work with Jeremy Lorne
Inglis, The Tunnels, Aberdeen.
April-May 2004, ‘Oak Trees and Fountains’, collaboration with and facilitation for David Blyth, Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire.