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Philip Melling

Philip Melling


Working predominantly in metals, I create an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture.
My style ranges from figurative to abstract, often curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel.
The current collection ‘Elements’ focuses on Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and describes the reaction of when those elements meet.

Developing the collection I concentrated on the proccess of using repetitive form of material - flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions.
The forms are designed appropriately for indoor display, but are perfectly suited to larger scale and outside installations for private or public spaces.

As well as the sculptures I sell into private collections, I make larger scale artworks, usually for the Public realm.

COMMISSIONS

2013 ‘Loop V’ - YIYI Creation, Taipei City

2013 ‘Smaug’ - Passmores Technology College, Harlow

2012 ‘Tor Bridge’ - Tor Bridge High School, Plymouth

2012 ‘Miro’ - St Lukes School, Redbourne

2012 ‘Salt, Flood & Fire’ - Chawson, Droitwich

2011 'Welcome to Nicholls Field' - Nicholls Field, Harlow

2011 'Animals' - St Lukes School, Redbourne

2010 ‘Tree of Memories’ - Treetops School, Grays

2010 ‘POP!’ - Ninefields - Community Centre, Waltham Abbey

2010 'Link' - Ranelagh School, Bracknell

2009 ‘Engineering in Everyday Life’ - St Johns C of E VC School, Epping

2009 ‘St Joseph Logo” - St Joseph The Worker Catholic Primary School, Brentwood

2009 ‘Student Entrance’ - St Johns C of E VC School, Epping

2009 ‘Learn for Life!’ - Sion Manning RC Girls School, London

2009 ‘The Lesson' - St Joseph The Worker Catholic Primary School, Brentwood

2009 ‘A New Beginning’ - Elgar Technology College, Worcester

2009 ‘Spirituality’ - St Johns C of E VC School, Epping

2009 ‘Faith and Learning’ - St Marks School, Harlow

2009 ‘St Marks Logo’ - St Marks School, Harlow

2009 ‘Live the Dream!’ & ‘Game On!’ - Nicholls Field, Harlow

2009 ‘Pipeworks’ - Passmores School, Harlow

2009 ‘Art to Braille’ - Great Parndon Community Association, Harlow

2008 ‘Potter Street’ - Potter Street Primary School, Harlow

2008 ‘Ancient Americas’ - George Abbott School, Guildford

2008 ‘The Lion’s Roar’ - Warren School, Romford

2008 ‘The Old Boathouse’ - Watling Street, Radlett

2007 ‘Whirlwind’ - Integrated Support Centre, Harlow

2007 ‘Performing Arts’ - Burnt Mill School, Harlow,

2007 ‘Technology’ - Passmores School, Harlow

2007 ‘Looking for Water’ - Longsands College, St Neots

2007 ‘Media’ - The Grays Scool and Media Arts College, Grays

2007 ‘Plume’ - Plume School, Malden

2007 ‘Science’ - Stewards School, Harlow

2006 ‘Sport In Motion’ - Mark Hall Community College, Harlow

2006 ‘Moving Forward’ - St Johns C of E VC School, Epping

2006 ‘Community Map’ - Pyenest Day Centre, Harlow

2006 ‘Solar Tables’ - The Brays Grove Community College, Harlow

2005 ‘Hands On!’ - The Blue Rooms, Harlow

2005 ‘Sundial’ - Turner Close, Ashford

2005 ‘Misty Morning’ - Purford Green Infant School, Harlow

2005 ‘Solar Stools’ - The Brays Grove Community College, Harlow

2004 ‘Serious about Success’ - The Brays Grove Community College, Harlow

2003 ‘Tooth & Claw’ - Bermondsey, London

2003 ‘Loki’s Tower’ - Purford Green Infant School, Harlow

2003 ‘Ascension’ - Potter Street Baptist Church, Harlow


EXHIBITIONS

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead - Fine Art Consultancy

2012 Harlow Open - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2012 Expressions of Movement - The Grove Hotel, Herts

2011 Elements - NewArt Gallery, Billericay

2011 Gatehouse Open - Gatehouse Arts, Harlow

2011 Art to Braille - Sensory Awareness Conference, Stanstead

2009 Art to Braille - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2008 - 2013 Residency - St Johns C of E School, Epping

2008 Art to Braille - St Johns Arc, Old Harlow

2008 Philip Melling, Workshops in Schools – Annual Specialist Arts Conference, Bournemouth

2007 Harlow Open - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2007 Philip Melling, Workshops in Schools - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2003 – 2008 Residency - The Gallery, Brays Grove Community College, Harlow

2002 Future Map 02 - The London Institute Gallery, Mayfair

2002 New Designers - Islington Design Centre, London

2001 Moss Garden - Lye Torng, London


EDUCATION

2006 City and Guilds – Basic Welding Techniques (MAG)
College of North West London

2003 Data Accreditation in safe workshop practices for Hand and Power Tools, Gas Welding and Cutting Equipment

2002 BA (Hons) Silversmithing/Metalwork
Camberwell College Of Arts, London

1998 Part Time Courses Attended In:
Metalwork, Sculpture, Stone Carving, Life Modelling In Clay - Morley College, London

1988 BTEC Diploma –Vocational Art & Design
Worcester Technical College