Philip Muirden

Philip Muirden has always avoided the production of works with a unified, pre-conceived, brand image. His output contains celebrations of retinal images e.g. fishing boats of Milford Haven, intellectually inspired work, reflections on the human condition are frequently presented.
Another section utilises ideas and outpouring of the surrealistic storehouse we all possess.

Education

  • Haverfordwest Grammar School
  • Cardiff College of Art, National Diploma of Design
  • Cardiff University, ATD
  • Royal Academy, David Murray – Studentship

Appointments

  • Head of Art & Craft, Warrenfield Comprehensive, Slough. 1962-65
  • Lecturer Mansfield Collage of Art (1965-72)
  • Senior Lecturer, Newport College of Art (1972-91)
  • Visiting Tutor, Newcastle University (1995)
  • Visiting Tutor, University of Wales Caerleon (1998-99)

Exhibitions

  • Britain in Watercolours
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions (1979 to 1983)
  • Royal Watercolour Society (1990/91/95, 2003)
  • Royal Society of British Arts (1990)
  • Sunday Times Watercolourist of the year (1990/91/95/2000)
  • Hunting Group Finalist (1991/94) New English Art Club (1994)
  • Discerning Eye (1999)
  • Welsh Arts of the Year – Cardiff (2003 and 2007)

Collections

  • Newport Museum (3)
  • Mold Council (4)
  • Welsh Arts Council (2)
  • Contemporary Arts Society for Wales (2)
  • South Glamorgan Council
  • Stothard and Pitt (2)
  • Bangor Normal Collage
  • Milford Haven Harbour Board

One Man Shows

  • Llaternam Grange
  • Newport Museum- Artist of the Month (1987)
  • Newport Museum- Jazz Notes (1990)
  • St David’s Hall Cardiff
  • Dockside Gallery Milford Haven (1994)
  • GPF Gallery Newport (1997 and 2004)
  • St Andrew’s Gallery Cardiff (2005)
  • Waterfront Gallery Milford Haven (2006)
  • Queens Gallery Narberth
  • Barnabas Arts House Newport Gwent (2012 & 2016)

Publications

  • Poems 1974 Arts Council – 2 Illustrations
  • Pembrokeshire – Look on Land and Sea (2005)
  • Art News and Review-Critical Articles
  • Who’s Who in Art – Bibliographic Entry (2000)
  • Artists in Britain since 1945 – Bibliographic Entry
  • Pembrokeshire Life (2006)
  • Country Living (2006)
  • Mapping The Welsh Group – Dictionary
  • Artist In Wales Council

Broadcasts

  • Radio Wales (1993/94)
  • National Television-Swap Shop
  • BBC Wales Student Activities (3)
  • HTV – River Patrol-Artists of River Usk (2000)

Agent: Janet Martin, Barnabas Arts House, Newport.

Website: www.philipmuirdengallery.co.uk