Watermellon

CV: Fliss Watts Felicity

Education:

1989 - 1992 Diploma in Sculpture (II.I), City and Guilds of London Art School
1981 - 1986 PhD in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
1978 - 1981 BA Hons (II.I) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics,
St Anne’s College, Oxford

Residencies and commissions:

2010 Sun calendar sculpture, St Michaels Primary School, Bothel
2007 Portrait of Douglas Clark, Maryport
2007 Sculptural memorial project at High Spen Primary School
2004 Groundwork West Durham entrance feature design, Stanley, County Durham
2003 Sculpture project at St Bridget’s School, Brigham
2001-2 Various private commissions as partner in Watermellon Bronze, including bronze and slate Green Man, bronze and Portland stone water feature ‘Hemispheres’.
2000 Prism Arts Sculpture 2000 Project, working with Allerdale Mind and Carlisle Mind
1998 - 99 Portrait of Ebenezer Howard in bronze for Letchworth Morrison’s
1998 - 99 Benfieldside Water Sense, residency in primary school, funded by Acorn Trust, Consett
1998 - 99 Stone carvings for Groundwork South Tyneside sculpture trail
1998 Residency Greencroft Comprehensive School, Annfield Plain
1998 Stone waymarkers for Groundwork South Tyneside, Temple Park
1997 - 98 Ceramic portrait tile panel, Northwood Residential Home
1997 Tanfield Railway sculpture residency, for Gateshead Council and the Great North Forest
1997 Angel Educational Programme - school sculpture workshops 1996 - 97 Russell Wood Waymarkers, stone carving project for Sunderland Council and the Great North Forest

Other experience

2006 onward Portrait modelling and casting courses at Higham Hall Residential College
2008 onward Independent portrait drawing classes at Bridgefoot
2005-8 Portrait drawing courses for Cockermouth Adult Education
2001 - 05 Partner in Watermellon Bronze, small business making sculpture in limited editions and to commission
1992 - present Freelance proofreader
1992 - 95 Modeller for Chalk and Grime, Edinburgh, and Scenic Route, York
1987 - 89 University of Southern Maine, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
1986 - 87 New York University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Exhibitions:

2014 C-Art Open Studio
2014 Open Up North, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal - Judge's Commendation
2013 C-Art Open Studio
2011 to present - Independent Cockermouth Artists exhibitions, various venues including Theatre by the Lake, Keswick; Percy House, Cockermouth
2010 Lake Artists Summer Exhibition, Grasmere
2010 Independent Cockermouth Artists, Sharp Edge Gallery, Keswick
2010 Independent Cockermouth Artists, High Head Sculpture Valley
2009-2010 The Gallery at Lanercost, group exhibition
2009 Independent Cockermouth Artists, Marvejols exhibition
2009 Independent Cockermouth Artists, Making Waves, the Beacon, Whitehaven
2009 Independent Cockermouth Artists, Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth
2008 Independent Cockermouth Artists, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2006 Village Bakery Gallery, Christmas Exhibition
2005 Right to Roam with Nigel Bridges, Neo Gallery, Cockermouth
2005 Cityscape><Landshape, Cumbria Institute of Art, Carlisle
2004-05 Miniprint Exhibition, ArtLink ExChange, Hull
2004-05 ‘Small Print’, CODE, Bristol
2004 Seeing Trees, Neo Gallery, Cockermouth
2003 Cumbria Sculptors, Scott Hay Gallery, Langholm
2003 Urban Gardens, Olympia
2002 Cumbria Sculptors, Hutton in the Forest
2001 Cumbria Sculptors, Scott Hay Gallery, Langholm
2000 Cumbria Sculptors, Hutton in the Forest and Mirehouse
2000 Dacre Art Exhibition, St Andrew’s Church
2000 Rosehill Theatre
1999 Self-portrait exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
1997 - 98 Third Carlisle Open, Tullie House
1997 Winter exhibition, Vicarage Cottage Gallery, North Shields
1997 ‘Beneath the Skin’, Gateshead Central Library and Design Works
1996 Clayton Gallery Winter Show, Newcastle upon Tyne
1996 Artists from Gateshead, Gateshead Central Library and Design Works
1996 ‘Sense and Sensuality’ with Lisa deLarny, St John’s College, Durham

 

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