Simon Allison

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Born 1955, Auckland, New Zealand

 

EDUCATION

– Educated Nelson College, N.Z.

– Trained University Canterbury, Ilam School of Art, graduated 1978, Diploma Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture.

– Joined The Court Theatre, Christchurch, N.Z. as scenic artist and set designer, 1979.

-1981 awarded, N.Z. Arts Council grant to travel and study theatre in Australia.

-Visiting designer at Nimrod Theatre, Sydney, Australia.

– Designed for a number of theatres while in Sydney and continued to produce a new series of work for exhibition on return to New Zealand.

– Returned to N.Z. and produced further stage designs for The Court Theatre as the resident head of design. (Also designed at this time for The Christchurch Opera, and the alternative Free Theatre Company)

 

CAREER

1982, Directed and designed Edward Bonds ‘Passion’ for one act play festival, University of Canterbury.

Travelled extensively in the United States and Canada in 1983/84. Arrived in England 1984 and after a brief trip to Europe set up Red Bronze Studio; the fine arts casting foundry in London. In 1993 he moved business to Oxfordshire becoming Lockbund Sculpture fine art bronze casting. Living with his wife (Jane Hamilton) and their children, he developed the business there and expanded into large studios and gallery exhibition space, now known as Lockbund Sculpture Gallery where they hold a major exhibition in the spring of every year.

 

SELECTED PRESS

Flatland at FOLD Gallery: A review by Laurence Noga | Saturation Point, February 2016

<b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and lead<br />
<b>Title: </b>Fall 176<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>29 x 30 cm
<b>Title: </b>Fall 876<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>29 x 30 cm
<b>Title: </b>Fall 182<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>30 x 28 cm
<b>Title: </b>Fall 174<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>29 x 29 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>32 x 32 cm
<b>Title: </b>Sacred I<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood, lead and paint<br /><b>Size: </b>41 x 41 cm
<b>Title: </b>The Fallen I<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Aluminium and black wrap<br /><b>Size: </b>70 x 30 x 28 cm
<b>Title: </b>The Fallen II<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Aluminium and black wrap<br /><b>Size: </b>70 x 30 x 24 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood, lead and oil stick<br /><b>Size: </b>44 x 30 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood, lead and oil stick<br /><b>Size: </b>41 x 75 cm
<b>Title: </b>Table of Doubt – Object 1<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>13 x 6 x 13 cm
<b>Title: </b>Table of Doubt – Object 1<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wood and lead<br /><b>Size: </b>13 x 6 x 13 cm