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Michael Fairfax


I left Gwent College of Art and Design in 1980.  Since then I have been a practising artist, exhibiting regularly throughout Britain. I have been largely involved with  public art.


-I have worked for:

Common Ground,Sustrans,Cywaith Cymru Artwork Wales,  Cardiff Bay Arts Trust, Forest Enterprise, Woodland trust, South East Wales Arts Association, Groundwork Coventry, Public Arts Commissions Agency, Public Art Development Trust, Artpoint, Commissions East , WS Atkins, Bovis, Percy Thomas Architects,.  Numerous Arts Association, Borough and County councils.


-I have had work commissioned for America and worked at the Academy of Fine Arts Pennsylvania as an exchange artist.


-I have lectured, given seminars and held workshops on Public Art at many Art Colleges and Universities throughout Britain.


- prizewinner  National Eisteddfod 1993.    Short listed for BBC Wales artist of the year 1995



1993-95                        I was 'Project Artist' for two years at Weston super Mare..

1995-1998            -Midland Metro in the West Midlands. This includes carrying out commissions, commissioning artists and being part of the grand design..

1996            -I collaborated with the Poet Jamie Mckendrick on work for the Oxford Canal,  a series of  linear sculptural projects for Artpoint.

1998/99                        -lead artist for  the redevelopment of the high street in Buckfastleigh. 

1999                        -lead artist for a Town trail through Newbury.

1999-2000            -lead artist for magdalene and bridge st, Cambridge.

2000                        -lead artist on the Millenium   in Llanelli. 23km of coastal path. Signage/Waymarkers.

2000-2001            -Year of the Artist project:  Hestercombe House  ‘Genius Loci’ 

2001                        -Year of the Artist project:            Bus stop gallery. Sound collaboration with John Nuttgens

2000-2004             -lead artist:  Exmouth Regeneration  with Sebastien Boyesen

2001-2004            -Cotswold Water Park.  Genius Loci team. Lead Artist on Catseye Cycle path project. 

2002-2003            -lead artist:  Taunton  Deane information points:

2002-2004            -Grange Park,  Northampton. Village Green Project.

2002                        -UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dorset and East Devon Coastal Path.  Geoneedle sculpture.

2002-03                        -Southmead,Bristol.  Badocks wood bronze age mound memorial sculpture

2003                        -Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Tourist information point. 

2003-04                        -lead artist:  AONB Mendips.

2004-05                        -lead artist:  Tintagel.

2005-10                        -lead artist:  Blackdown hills ridge route

2007-08                        -lead artist:  Heavitree regeneration scheme.  Exeter. 

2008-09                        -Witney: Oxfordshire

2008-09                        -Pound art centre, Corsham Wiltshire

2009-10                        -Devon Wildlife Trust.  Design grounds




Hestercombe:  Genius Loci project.   Greenham Common:  Fuel tank installation.  Hurstone studios:  Goyle project.   Bus stop Gallery:  Touring exhibition in collaboration with John Nuttgens   Labculture 2002:   Vivid Birmingham.  Bands:  Tapes+Ashes, (http://www.myspace.com/tapesandashes)  Gimlet Eyed Mariners.


-I have worked in America, Italy, Russia and France


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