Biography

Tony Wade
Studio 27
The Art House
Wakefield
WF1 2TE

tonywadearts@gmail.com

www.tonywadeart.com

CV

Education

1986 – BA(Hons) Fine Art – Bretton Hall College (Leeds University), West Yorkshire.

 

Exhibitions (Selected)

2019 – It I Was Sitting Here – Birmingham (Group Exhibition)

2019 – Boundary No Boundary – Junction Goole

2019 – Boundary – Wakefield Cathedral

2019 – Jungle Tiger Moon – Redbox Gallery, Horbury

2018 – Birds on a Wire – Redbox Gallery, Horbury

2018 – Horse and Bow Top Caravan – Wakefield Museum

2018 – Boundary No Boundary – The Art House, Wakefield, West Yorkshire (Curator – David Gilbert)

2017 – Harrisons Wood – Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.

2016 – Stories in Wire – Touring exhibition, South Holland District, Lincolnshire

2015 – Faceless 25 – The Calder at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (group exhibition)

2014 – Peloton – Transpennine Cycle Trail, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

2014 – Cast – The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire

2014 – The Old Barbed Wire – Pontefract Museum, West Yorkshire

2012 – Wired for Wellbeing – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire

 

Commissions (selected – public)

2019 – Railway Terrace – Fitzwilliam Station

2018 – Songs for Holmfirth – Holmfirth Arts Festival, West Yorkshire

2018 – South Elmsall Landscapes – Wakefield Libraries, West Yorkshire

2018 – Buildings of Pontefract – Wakefield Libraries, West Yorkshire

2018 – Wave – Goole, East Yorkshire

2018 – Bow Top Caravan – Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire

2017 – Wood Street Panorama – Wakefield Council

2017 – Memory Lane, Wakefield Libraries, West Yorkshire

2017 – Normanton Square, Wakefield Libraries, West Yorkshire

2017 – Streets of Featherstone, Wakefield Libraries, West Yorkshire

2015 – The Light – Arts And Minds, Leeds, West Yorkshire

2014 – Poppies, Barnsley Council

2014 – Knottingley Glass, Knottingley Council

2013 – Communities in Time, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire

2012 – Exchanging the Baton, Barnsley Council

2012 – Canals Connect, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire

 

Commission (Selected – Corporate)

2017 – Castle on the hill – Barrett Homes, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

2017 – Backdrop – Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

2017 – Under The Arches – Merseyway Shopping Centre, Stockport

2017 – Hartlepool Heritage Trail – Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool

2017 – Insect Food Chain – Victoria Shopping Centre, Brighton, East Sussex

2017 – Hoylandswaine –  David Wilson Homes, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

2016 – Crompton Place Quilt –  Crompton Place Shopping Centre, Bolton, Lancashire

2016 – A Dozen Birds – St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln

2016 – Gorau Chwarae Cyd –  Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, Wrexham

2015 – Poetree – Artizan Shopping Centre, Dunbarton  Scotland

2015 – Swan Mosaic –  Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham, West Sussex

2014 – Who’s Shoes – The Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire

2013 – Stained Glass – Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

 

Music

Selected compositions & sound collages

Boundary No Boundary – (found sounds and interviews)

Follow The Diversion – Faceless Arts (3 tours with existing music and sound collages)

Up The Pylon – Faceless Arts (original music for touring production)

Cyclops – Faceless Arts (original music for touring production)

Enids Clash With The Red Demon – Pilot Theatre (original music for touring production)

Whatever Happened to the 8:35 – Pilot Theatre (original music for community production)

Viking Boat Burning Ceremony – Jorvik Centre (original music for outdoor production)

 

 

Professional Affiliations

2017 to 2018 – Co-Artistic Director, Edgelands Arts, Wakefield.

2002 to 2017 – Creative Director, Faceless Arts, Wakefield.

1989 to 1994 – Board member of Wakefield District Arts

1994 to 1995 – Board member of Local Arts Co-ordinator

1994 to 2000 – Co-ordinator of Wakefield Youth Arts Forum

 

Workshop Facilitation

I am an experienced workshop facilitator with the vast majority of the work undertaken as community co-creation.

In schools, I’ve worked with Key Stages 1,2,3 and 4.

I’ve delivered work with 16 to 21 years old through Wakefield Youth Service

I’ve delivered pilot projects for Wakefield Council specialising in dementia-friendly arts activities.

Throughout my career I’ve aimed to create access to the arts for people that have little or no previous experience, finding techniques and materials that help them to respond to and comment on the world around them.

 

 

 

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