ALEX HOARE

Artist

alex@plpglassware.com

www.alexhoare.co.uk

m: 07504 975018





 

My work relates to our experience of being in the world, our sensual relationship to the places and landscapes we find ourselves in, and the constantly moving and changing environments of the natural world. I am interested in our perceptions of the physical and metaphysical world and creating spaces and artwork that encourage contemplation. I work with glass, sound and light to create objects and installations that reflect on place, human experience and history.

I am inspired by glass because of its intrinsic relationship to light, and the potential that offers for creating change and movement in an artwork; by its historical associations with story telling that relate to human experience and the possibilities it offers as a material to explore the intersection between the material world and the less tangible world of spirit through the manipulation of colour and light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1999-2001 Laban Centre London - MA Scenography (Dance)

1992-1996 Loughborough School of Art - BA (Hons) Textiles – Mixed Media

 

EXHIBITIONS/COMMISSIONS

February 2015            Winter Dialogues, Hyde 900, Winchester.        

November 2013         The Art of Glass, West End Centre, Aldershot

April 2013                   Impressions, Jane Austen House Museum, Hampshire.

September 2012        Through a Glass Darkly, Sarum College, Salisbury

May 2012                    Creative Force, City Space, Winchester

October 2011/

January 2014              Hyde Fragments, Hyde Gate Chamber, Winchester

June 2011                   Crossovers Exhibition, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon. USA

BeCon 2011,               Crossovers, a Material Exchange Conference

February 2011            Caithness Portholes, The Atrium Gallery, Theatre Royal, Winchester.

2011                            Past Matters – Public Art Commissions, Sutton Scotney Village Hall, Weeke Primary School and South Wonston Village Hall

                                    Funded by Heritage Lottery Grant

2010                            Objects Found, Light Factory Studio, Winchester

2009-2010                   ‘Font’, Commission for Hyde 900

                                    On exhibition in Winchester Cathedral 2010, permanently installed St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, Winchester

                                    Funded by Arts Council England and Bullseye Glass


2008 – 2009                Public Art Commission - ‘Just Passing Through’, Swan Centre, Eastleigh

                                    Funded by Cordwell Development and Eastleigh Borough Council

November 2006         Exhibition/Installation, ‘A Woman’s Place’

                                    Winchester Gallery, Park Avenue, Winchester

2005-2006                   ‘A Woman’s Place’

                                    Exhibition/Installation,The Atrium, Theatre Royal, Winchester. Performance/installation, Nunnaminster site,  Winchester.

                                    Funded by Arts Council England South East

March 2004                Othellophobia: the installation’, Great Bath, Pump Rooms, Bath. Part of Bath Shakespeare Festival 2004.

                                    Funded by University of Winchester

February 2003            ‘Painted Sexuality: the Construction of Essence?’

                                    West Downs Performing Arts Centre, Winchester

November 2002         ‘Go and Stand in the Corner’, The Link Gallery, Winchester

2001-2003                   ‘Drawn to Perform’. London, Winchester, Kingston, Surrey and touring.

 

EDUCATION/OUTREACH PROJECTS

2002 - Ongoing          Visiting Lecturer, University of Winchester.

2001 – Ongoing          Educational workshops with businesses, children and community groups independently and as part of Colour Factory Artists Group.

April 2014                   'Bones and Stones' workshops and exhibition with young people. Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset.

                                    Lest We Forget - workshops and installation with young people at Langport Community Centre, Portsmouth

Autumn 2013             Project Manager and facilitator for Schools Engagement, 10 days Contemporary Art Festival, Winchester.

Spring 2013                The Art of Glass, Connaught School and West End Centre, Aldershot (Exhibition November 2013)

March 2013                Invention and Discovery, Camshill School and Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham

August 2012               Olympic Legacy Mural, Andover Leisure Centre, in collaboration with 7 schools across Andover

June 2012                   Workshop Leader, Schools workshops for Winchester Chronicles of Light

Autumn 2011             Volunteer Classroom Assistant, Winnall School, Winchester

2011                            Project Manager and Workshop Facilitator, Past Matters HLF Project, located in Weeke, South Wonston and Sutton Scotney.                           

January-May 2010     Lamp post project, Polygon School, Southampton.

July 2010                     Patio project, Leigh House, Winchester.

December 2009          Font Educational workshops, St Bedes Primary School, Winchester

February 2009            Hoardings in the Park Project, The Point, Eastleigh

                                    Norwood Primary School, Quilley Secondary School and Barton Peverill Sixth Form College

Autumn 2008             ‘Cheer up the Bollards!’, Hamble Primary School, in association with The Colour Factory Studios

Autumn 2008             Just Passing Through, community workshops with community groups and young people in Eastleigh

Summer 2008                         Sunhill Junior School Playground Wall, Lead Artist, in association with the Colour Factory.

Sept 2006 –                Project Administrator and Workshop Facilitator, Turner

June 2008                   Simms Concert Hall Arts and Kid Project.

                                    Funded by the Prince of Wales Arts and Kids Foundation

Summer 2006             Project Co-ordinator and Artist Facilitator, The Colour Factory Summer Fling

                                    Funded by Arts Council England South East and Winchester City Council

March 2006                A Woman’s Day, 2 day workshop with women's groups in Winchester

                                    Funded by Arts Plus

2005/2006/2007         Project Manager/Artist, A City of Shoes, 20 schools across Hampshire

                                    Joint annual project with Theatre Royal Winchester

2004                            Project Manager, Inside Out Day, Hat Fair Festival, Winchester,

                                    Workshops and processions with 7 schools across Winchester.

 

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

April 2007                   Generous Avatars – with Olu Taiwo and others

                                    Winchester

November 2004         Some Short Exercises in Love - Fevered Sleep Theatre Company Winchester

2003 – 2004                Othellophobia’ - Adapted and produced by Explosive Acts

                                    Funded by University College Winchester.

                                    Toured south east and three week run in The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell.

2001-2002                   Triptychos’ – with Suna Imre and Stephen Solloway

                                    Winchester and Salisbury Arts Centre.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESIDENCIES

September 2013        Kilnformed Glass Residency

                                    Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington, USA

June 2010                   ‘In Place: Kilnformed Glass in the Built Environment

                                    Invited Resident Artist – Northlands Creative Glass

                                    Funded by Arts Council England


August/                      Masterclass with Udo Zembok,

September 2009        Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster, Caithness.

November 2008         Sound recording and editing withMax Eastley,

                                    South Hill Park, Bracknell.

November 2007         Fusing and Slumping Glass course – Liquid Glass,

                                    Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset.

September 2007        Artist Residency - ‘Collecting Women’

                                    Women’s History Network Annual Conference, University of Winchester

March 2007                Arts Plus Final Award, ‘A Woman’s Place, The Nunnaminster

2006                            Art Plus symposium on artists working in the public domain

June 2006                   Arts Plus Development Award

 

CURATION/ADMINSTRATIVE

2012 - 2015                 Part Time Arts Officer, Test Valley Borough Council

October 2013             Curator, 'Stories of the 60s', Interactive exhibition of work by over 50s group at Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury.

2010-2015                   Board of Directors, Winchester Hat Fair.

2009-2010                   Member of Arts and Exhibition Committee, Winchester Cathedral

2008 Curator,              Winchester Hat Fair Living Archive Exhibition

2007 – 2009                Curator, Art in the Café, Guildhall Courtyard Café, Winchester.

2004 – 2006                Chair of Colour Factory Gallery and Studios Steering Group

2004                            Festival Administrator, Winchester Hat Fair

 

WEBSITES

(designed and constructed by Alex Hoare)

www.alexhoare.co.uk www.justpassingthrough.org.uk www.womansplace.co.uk

www.sydsymons.com  www.criisager.com

 

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS

Alex Hoare, "Rachel Brown and Lorraine Farrelly, Materials and Interior Design (Portfolio Skills), Laurence King, October 2012.

http://totaltheatre.org.uk/explores/reflections/womansplace.html

Visions 2002, Brighton, ‘Presence and Absence’. Performance paper exploring issues surrounding the use of new technologies in live performance. Published in ‘the Users Guide to Performance Technologies’ in October 2003.

Digital Scenography Conference, University of Kent. June 2000.

Paper: ‘Seduced by Technology, the Virtual Orgasm: Real or Faked?’

Shelton, A. 'Performance Diary: Making Connections - the Scenographic Approach', Total Theatre Magazine, Vol. 13, Issue 3, Autumn 2001. pp. 14-15.

Fabric featured in ‘Previews on Summer 1997’, Trends Collezioni no 27, Autumn/Winter 96/97. Pg 90.