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Artist information

Dan Jones
Post Office Cottage,
7 Doncaster Road,
Barnburgh,
Doncaster,
DN5 7EG.

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D.O.B. 04/09/1975.

Daniel Jones Gallery

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Education


1994/95 Foundation in Art and Design, Doncaster College.
Grade - Distinction.
1995/98 Degree, BA honours Fine Art Sculpture, Loughborough College of Art and Design.
Grade - First Class honours.

Relevant Employment


1998/1999 Exhibitions interpreter at the Earth Centre.
1999 Assistant to Sculptor and Public artist Dan Archer.
1999/ 2001 Core Visual Artist, Doncaster Community Arts.
2001/ 2002 Visual Arts Development Manager, Doncaster Community Arts.
2002 to 2005, Co Director of Morgan Jones Sculpture Limited.
2005-present freelance artist/consultant

Lead Artist Posts


Manvers Park Redevelopment, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Client; Groundwork Dearne Valley.
Mexborough Canal Redevelopment, South Yorkshire. Client; Groundwork Dearne Valley.
M25 Open House, interior design project, Doncaster. Client; M25 and South Yorkshire Housing Association.
Sure Start Denaby Main. Interior and exterior design project, Denaby, Doncaster. Client; Sure Start.
Glass Park Flipside project. Kirk Sandall, Doncaster. Client; Glass Park Development Trust.
Arts Park. Doncaster town centre, Client; Doncaster Community Arts.

Current Projects


Creating a outdoor literacy classroom from carved oak, limestone and earthworkings at Bramley Grange Primary School, Rotherham.
Creation of solo exhibition for new gallery at darts (Doncaster Community Arts) Autumn 2007
20 Carved Granite seating sculpture, Grimsby, East Yorkshire.

Large Public Art Commissioned Works


1997 “Ammonite“. Stairfoot Barnsley. Marshalls PLC
1998 “Evolution“. Halifax Offices. Marshalls PLC
1999 “Spiral Stack“. Birkby Hall Huddersfield. Marshalls PLC
2000 “Granite Centre Piece“. Randal and Sidley Associates, Bayswater London.
2001 “Silent Witness“. Watermead Country Park, Leicester, Sustrans and Leicester City Council.
2001 “3 Canal Sculptures“. Mexborough Canal, Doncaster, Groundworks.
2001 Park fencing and entrance feature. Mexborough, Doncaster, Groundworks.
2002 Sure Start Entrance Sculpture. Denaby Main, Doncaster, Sure Start.
2002. Water Archway.
Commissioned by Earth Centre, Doncaster, to make a dramatic entrance feature for the water monitoring station on the River Don.
2002. Miners Memorial Sculpture.
Commissioned by Earth Centre, and created with a cross section of local people including ex employees of Denaby Main colliery.
2003. Swinton Heritage Sculptures and Trail.
Commissioned by Groundwork Dearne Valley to create 3 large scale entrance sculptures for the town of Swinton which drew inspiration from local history. In addition to the sculptures we also made sculptural way marker posts and castings to mark the Swinton heritage trail.
2003 / 2004 Commissioned by Staincross and Mapplewell Village Hall to make an entrance sculpture for their re-developed building.
2003 / 2004 British Waterways commissioned us to create a central sculpture, seating, entrance ways and fencing for a community garden to be developed by Swinton Lock Adventure.
2004 Doncaster Council commissioned Morgan Jones to create a granite sculpture to be sited on a large man made hill as part of the Lakeside Development
2004 Eventus and the people of Beighton, Sheffield, commissioned Morgan Jones to create a landmark sculpture that reflects the town’s history and looks to its future.
2004 Commissioned by Loca to create 2 large schemes of work for Brackenhall Housing Estate, Kirklees.
2004 Commissioned by Loca to create seating sculptures and entrance feature as part of the redevelopment of Chickenly housing estate, Kirklees.
2006 Burton Constable Foundation, Burton Constable Hall, East Riding, large scale sculpture for the parkland, supported by educational workshops and culminating in a solo exhibition.
2007 Burton Constable Foundation, Burton Constable Hall, East Riding, 10 further sculpture creating interactive trail around the parkland.

Recent Exhibitions


1999 Diorama Arts Centre, London. Group Exhibition.
2000 / 2001 Paper Scissors Stone / Sewn Together. The Point, Doncaster.
2002 Stonecarving exhibition. Stourbridge Gallery, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
2003 “Inform”, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax.
2006 Exhibition of Works in Nature Garden, Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire.
2007 Cusworth Hall, South Yorkshire. Solo exhibition

Consultation Schemes


2002- present Working as a partner with Creative Partnerships in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Schools.
2003 Commissioned By Loca (Kirklees Council) to consult for and design a redevelopment scheme for Brackenhall housing estate.
2003 Commissioned By Loca (Kirklees Council) to consult for and design a redevelopment scheme for Chickenley housing estate.
2006 Urban Design Project, Redevelopment of 130 properties and communal spaces for Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire.
2007 Shaw Wood Community School- conservation and radical regeneration of school and community resource.
International symposia.
2005 Emaar International Dubai, creating a sculpture in marble to be sited in the grounds of the worlds tallest hotel, Dubai, U.A.E.
2005 Icheon, South Korea. Creating a large scale granite sculpture to be placed in a public sculpture park.
2006 Mosan Museum of Modern Art Syposium, South Korea. Creating a large scale black granite sculpture, to be sited in the museum water garden.
Forthcoming symposia invitations from Almazan, Spain (Marble sculpture) and Hue, Vietnam (Mixed media).


 

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