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26th June 2015 Event: "Civilised Bodies? Classical Sculpture and Civilisation from Antiquity to the Present Day"
Cranleigh School Chapel

Paul will be giving a talk, Sculpture as Sculpture: Looking at Classical Sculpture from a Contemporary Perspective, as part of University College London's forthcoming workshop on Classical Sculpture and Civilisation, at the Department of Greek and Latin. The event is sponsered by the UCL Centre for Research on the Dynamics of Civilisation.

 

 

For further information, please visit the Civilised Bodies event website.

 

Cranleigh Independent Boarding School
Cranleigh School Chapel

Paul is currently Sculpture Specialist at Cranleigh, a Co-Educational school in Surrey, teaching art across the 13-18 age-range, including GCSEs, A-Level and Pre-U.

 

 

15th April - 15th June 2013 "Paul Lewthwaite" Solo Exhibition, New Court Gallery, Repton.
Repton Exhibition

March 2013: Paul's eponymous solo exhibition is now showing in Repton, Derbyshire. The show includes recent sculptures and drawings made while Sculptor in Residence at Charterhouse School. The exhibition also brings together a selection of works produced over an eight year period.

The exhibition is open from 15th April until 15th June 2013, from Monday to Saturday 2pm-5pm at New Court Gallery, Repton School , Burton Road, Repton, Derbyshire, DE65 6FH.

Phillip King Visit
Paul with Phillip King

November 2012: Professor Phillip King CBE PPRA visited "We Are All Going Somewhere" exhibition on Friday 16th November. During the visit, Paul introduced Phillip to a select audience where he gave a talk about his work and career.

16th November - 1st December 2012 'We Are All Going Somewhere'. Charterhouse, Surrey.
We Are All Going Somewhere

November 2012: Paul's solo exhibition "We Are All Going Somewhere" opens on Friday 16th November at Charterhouse. Paul is currently Sculptor in Residence at Charterhouse. This exhibition brings together a collection of sculptures and works-on-paper created during the period September 2011 - present. Using a diverse range of materials and techniques, Paul has spent this time reflecting on the act of creation, transience and endeavor, using a variety of cultural references.

 

Charterhouse is one of the great historic schools of England and among the most beautiful. Founded in London in 1611, the school moved to its impressive 250 acre site within the Surrey countryside near Godalming in 1972.

 

The exhibition is open from 16th November to 1st December 2012. From Monday to Saturday 2pm-5pm at Concert Hall, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX.

Royal British Society of Sculptors: Fellowship.
Royal British Society of Sculptors

May 2012: Following nomination by two Fellows, the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) has considered Paul's body of work and elected Paul as a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (FRBS). Fellowship recognises sculptors of special distinction with a proven track record of outstanding achievement.

Election to Council of Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Royal British Society of Sculptors

May 2012: Paul has been selected to RBS council membership. The Council is responsible for defining the strategic vision, policy, procedures and programme and reviewing its progress. Council delegates implementation to a small team of staff and volunteers led by the Director, who is the Company Secretary and advises Council but is not a member of it. The officers and Director meet to review finance and development matters between formal Council meetings as required.

 

Membership of the RBS is selective and the sculptor members of Council meet before the full Council to review applications and select new members.

 

Council is also supported by other committees that advise on key aspects of the Society’s work and include a mix of skills and professions.

Sculptor in Residence: Charterhouse School.
Charterhouse Quatercentenary crest

September 2011: Charterhouse was founded in 1611. As part of the quatercentenary anniversary celebrations of this prestigious boarding school, Paul has been appointed as Sculptor in Residence. This one year post has recently been extended to two years, to end in 2013.

 

A new body of work is under development in the on-site studio. Part of the residency includes teaching sculpture across the school's 13-18 age range.

 

Paul has relocated his practice to Surrey, in the South East of England.

'Function' feature in The Guardian.

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3rd September 2011: “Ever since Marcel Duchamp exhibited his “found object” Urinal almost a century ago, art’s relationship with utility has been brought into question. What would happen to its artistic identity if Urinal was taken from its gallery mounting, replaced in the gents and peed into?… Here, four contemporary artists – Nicola Dale, Mike Gent, Alistair Owen and Paul Lewthwaite (work pictured) – present art that looks useful but is utterly useless. Here are prosthetic tools missing vital parts, a shelf rendered impractical by being made of cardboard, a water cabinet designated as sculptural and a roll of woodchip wallpaper with every single chip obsessively hand-coloured. All of which suggests that, while designers might go directly to the solution, perhaps artists are well ahead: already round the bend. Bloc Projects, to 17 Sep” RC.

The Guardian 3rd September 2011, p36

'Function', Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK. Friday 2nd – 17th September 2011.

Function at Bloc Gallery

Function is a group exhibition curated by Leslie Guy at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, exploring the lives of objects and their materials. It features Paul's 'Non-Whaling Tools' alongside the work of artists Alistair Owen, Mike Gent and Nicola Dale. Guy states:

"The work selected belongs somewhere between use and ornament, but is often neither. Equipment is rendered useless, and everyday materials such as water or wallpaper become a surface for exploring states of mind. Operating in a realm of aesthetic function these are tools for imaginative thought."

The exhibition is featured in The Guardian, Guide and Exhibitionist: week in pictures sections (see above). The show is also accompanied by a commissioned Discourse text by Becky Shaw.

 

The exhibition is open at Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK. Maps and opening times are available via the Bloc contact pages.

 

The Orrery commission sited in Grantham.

Tarpey Gallery

August 2011: Paul has sited a major new sculpture commissioned for the regeneration of the historic Grantham Market Place. This sculpture is based on Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion. The artwork takes the form of an orrery where the sculptural elements mark out orbiting planets of the Earth, Moon and Venus around the Market Cross, here representing the Sun. Bronze plaques describe the transitions of movement.

 

Newton was born in Lincolnshire and attended the King's School, Grantham.

Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, UK. Saturday 5th February – 12th March 2011.

Tarpey Gallery

The first exhibition of the 2011 programme at the Tarpey Gallery features a selection of Paul's sculptures, including previously unshown work for sale. Also exhibiting are Luke Tarpey and Michelle Keegan.

 

The exhibition is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 6pm at the Tarpey Galley, 77 High Street, Castle Donington, DE74 2PQ.

Midlands Open: Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, UK. Saturday 11th December – 14th January 2011.

Midlands Open

Field Units One, Two and Three are available to buy as part of the Midlands Open exhibition at the Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, UK. Further details are available via the Tarpey Gallery.

 

The exhibition is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 6pm at the Tarpey Galley, 77 High Street, Castle Donington, DE74 2PQ.

Race for the Prize: The Wasp Room and Max Warbourg Space, Tether, Nottingham. Thursday 14th – 24th October 2010.

Race for the Prize

Race for the Prize is the first in a series of collaborative exhibitions with the artist Geoff Diego Litherland, exploring themes relating to the genres of science fiction. This show also includes the digital animations of Jonathan Gillie.

 

The exhibition catalogue including introductory essays can be viewed below or downloaded here (PDF).

 

To co-incide with the exhibition there will be an evening of lectures from the University of Nottingham's Physics and Astronomy Department on the 18th of October 2010. Please go to Events Booking at www.tether.org.uk for details.

Race for the Prize Exhibition Catalogue 2010.