STEVEN FOLLEN

BIOGRAPHY

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Nymans Lamp. Laser cut ply. The National Trust Collection

Commissions.

'For all Time' The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon. April 2016.
Unravelling Uppark' Exhibition and commission to develop and show new work inspired by The National Trust property, its history and collections. Unravelled, The National Trust. May - November 2014.
'Mentor’, Public and community arts project with students from UAL and Heston School, Hounslow. Widening Participation and Progression Unit, University of the Arts, London. February 2013.
'Unravelling Nymans' commission to develop new work inspired by The National Trust property, its history and collections. Unravelled, The National Trust. December 2011. - May 2012.
'Making a Mark' - Bewbush, Community arts project and paving commission, Crawley, West Sussex, May 2011.
Candle holders, Private commission, Norfolk. December 2009.
Coat Peg Display. Reception Area. Crafts Study Centre, Farnham. June 2008.
7/7 Commemorative Processional Cross. St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate, London. July 2007.
Tree Grilles and Entrance Feature. Ropetackle Development, Shoreham by Sea. W.Sussex. September 2006.
‘Making It yours Metal’,  Series of 8 short films of metalworking processes. Crafts Council. April 2005.
Donations Box and Coat pegs. Reception Area. Crafts Study Centre, Farnham. April 2004.
Gates. Shoreham-by–Sea. February 2003.
Design work. Ifield Roundabout. Crawley Borough Council. January 2003.
Design work: Seating and architectural details.Wessex Water HQ , Bath. May 1999.
Design work. Winslow to Bletchley Cycle Route. Artpoint Trust, Sustrans. November 1998.
Three Vessels. BUPA Screening Centre, London. Contemporary Art Society. June 1998.
Gabion Seats. Berwick Woods Project. Rainham, Essex. Thames Chase, Tarmac & Havering B.C. January 1998.
Lighting. Private residence, London. September 1997.
Story-telling seat. Parsonage Farm Junior School, Rainham Essex. Thames Chase, Tarmac, Learning through Landscapes and Havering Borough Council. February 1997.
Gate. Private residence. Brighton. October 1996.
Design work. Berwick Woods Project, Rainham, Esssex. Tarmac, Thames Chase & Havering B.C. July 1995.

Residencies, Workshops and Educational Projects.
'Lumen International Arts Residency', Atina, Italy September 2016.
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Series of workshops responding to the collections and exhibitions as Artist educator and member of the education team. April 2014 - 2016.
‘Come Draw With Me" Exploring Patterns and Geometry through drawing, inspired by the art of the Islamic galleries. Ashmolean Museum Oxford. June 2013.
Mentor. Public & Community Arts Project with BA Students from University of the Arts, London, Pupils from Heston School, Hounslow and the Widening and participation Unit, UAL, London. February 2013.
‘Making It’ One day educational workshop as part of the celebrations of craft and creativity. Winchester Discovery Centre. Hampshire. October 2012.
‘A Taste of Asia’. One day educational project. V&A Museum of Childhood. June 2011.
‘Making Space: Sensing Place' Three days of educational projects at Redlands School in Tower Hamlets with Thurle Wright, Tapan Das, Tarun Ghosh and Lokesh Ghai. V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green. May 2010.
'A Family Tree'. The Big Draw. Kew Autumn Festival. Workshop leader with Scientist Gemma Bramley. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 'Trailblazer' award winner. October 2009.
'Exploring Structure’. The Big Bang - Young Scientist and Engineers Fair. Wakehurst Place. June 2009.
‘Life is a stage’. The Big Draw, Tilgate Park, Crawley. 'Trailblazer' award winner. October 2008.
'Blast’ on Tour'. Workshops at the National Portrait Gallery for young adults as part of BBC Blast. September 2008.
‘Facebook’. Summer project for gifted and talented 12 -16 yr olds. National Portrait Gallery , London. August 2008.
'Summer school'. Arts project for 8 – 16yr olds at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, working alongside Joseph Young – sound artist and Marianne Holm Hansen- multi media artist. August 2008.
' Wire workshop'. Two day education project in the Millenium Seed Bank with KS7 pupils from South Norwood. Filmed by ArtisanCam as an educational resource.  February 2008.
‘Seeing Moore at Kew’ - Lead Artist. The Big Draw at Kew. The Henry Moore Foundation and RBG, Kew. Campaign for Drawing, Drawing Inspiration Awards ‘Trailblazer’ Award winner. October 2007.
'The Big Heritage Draw. West Sussex.' Artist co-ordinator. W. Sussex CC, Heritage Lottery Fund, Worthing Museum, Wakehurst Place, Worth Park and Crawley Borough Council. Drawing Inspiration Awards ‘Winner’ (Crawley) and ‘Highly Commended’ (Worthing). The project with Worthing was one of five of the projects filmed and made into a documentary recording best practice for working with Heritage sites and exploring ways of developing Big Draw projects. October 2007.
Downs Junior School, Brighton. Artist in Residence. Brighton and Hove Arts Commission. October 2007.
'The Big Draw East, National launch.' Lead Artist/ Workshop leader - The Campaign for Drawing, The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green. September 2007.
'Hot Metal'. Workshop leader. The Making, Milestones Museum, Basingstoke. October 2006.
Magic Carpet - The Big Draw National Launch. Workshop leader. Somerset House & Kings College London,
The Campaign for Drawing. September 2006.
'Raising Achievement in Art and Design Through Innovative practice in 3D’. Workshop leader. ‘Network Training, Gloucester. 2 day programme of workshops and talks for VIth form, FE and HE educators. February 2006.
‘Patterns and Colours to Wear - The Big Draw Meets Carnival’. Workshop leader. The Big Draw National Launch. Natural History Museum. London. October 2005.
'Drawing Attractions’ Upton House, Warwickshire. Workshop leader. A day of workshops exploring drawing strategies for staff at Heritage sites in UK. July 2005.
‘On the surface - The Big Draw ’. Workshop leader. The Natural History Museum, London. October 2004.
‘Art on the Square’,  Workshop leader. The Big Draw launch. Trafalgar Square , London. September 2004.
‘Adventurous Journey’ - The regional launch of the Big Draw in S. England. Lead Artist and Workshop leader. Wakehurst Place. Additional workshops working alongside scientific and horticultural staff, 10/04. October 2004.
'The Crafts Study Centre. Educational workshops'. Workshop leader. Hale Primary School - Farnham VIth form College, Farnham. March 2004.
‘Creepy Crawlies’. The Big Draw launch. Workshop Leader. The Natural History Museum. London. October 2003.
‘Drawing with metal’. Workshop leader. Uckfield Community College. East Sussex. Presentation and one day practical workshop for 16-18yrs. January 2001,’02 & ‘03.
‘Raising Achievement in Art and Design through Creative practice in 3D’. Workshop leader. Network Training, Gloucester. 3 day programme of talks and practical workshops for VIth form and FE educators. January 2002.
‘Design for living’ project. Workshop leader. The Geffrye Museum, London. Educational workshops with local schools to look at the museums collections and develop designs for how we will live in the future.10-14yrs. September 1999.
‘Workshop’, Chertsey Museum, Surrey. One day workshop with 14-16yr olds,responding to South East Arts exhibition of their craft collection. June 1999.
‘Site specific’. Artists Workshops and Talks. Fabrica Brighton. Exhibition talk, tour of public art sites in Brighton and practical workshops with general public and Junior school pupils.12 –16yr olds/ Young adults. May 1999.
‘Wire workshops’. Workshop leader. Hove Museum, East Sussex. One day practical educational workshops for children with SEN. July 1998.
‘Wrapped Forms’. Workshop leader. Hove Museum, East Sussex. Two day practical educational workshops for adult learners. October 1997.
West Sussex Family of Schools Sculpture Project. Artist in Residence. Orchards County Middle School, Goring–by Sea. 5 day residency introducing practical and visual skills using the local environment as inspiration.

Exhibitions.
'Lumen' The Crypt Gallery, London. December 2016.
'Lumen' Chiesa San Francesco, Atina, Italy. September 2016.
Resonance', Contemporary Applied Arts, London. September 2015.
'Leaving Home', Contemporary Applied Arts, London. April 2015.
'London College of Furniture - 50 Years'. The Cass , London Metropolitan University. October 2014.
'Material Matters'. Manchester Metropolitan University. September 2014.
'Unravelling Uppark' Uppark House & Gardens, West Sussex May 2014
Parrallell Horizons - Basher Ghor' Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London. January 2013.
Unravelling Nymans' Nymans House & Gardens. West Sussex. May 2012.
'The Power of Making' The Crafts Council and The V&A Museum, London. September 2011
'Making Sense' - The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire. July 2011.
Wesley Barrell Craft Awards 2011. Wesley Barrell, May 2011. 'Art in Action', Oxfordshire, July 2011.
'Sense of Place' - V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London, November 2010.
‘Vessels’ - Entrance Foyer, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey. November 2008.
‘Inhorgenta Europe’– Munich Trade Fair, Germany. February 2007.
‘Making it Yours – Metal’, Crafts Council, London. June 2005.
‘London Art Fair’, Represented by Adrian Sassoon Gallery. January 2004.
‘SOFA’, Chicago. USA. Represented by Adrian Sassoon Gallery. October 2003.
‘What is Craft?’, The Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. September 2003.
‘Fresh air’, The Quenington Sculpture Trust, Fairford, Gloucestershire. July 2003.
‘Q2’, University of Dundee, Scotland. June 2003.
‘Home Sweet Home’, British Council, Scandinavian and Australian tours. April 2002 - May 2003.
‘Celebrating Craft’ Arts and Business, London. December 2002.
‘UK Elements’, Gallery Metallum, Stockholm, Sweden + tour. Crafts Council. February 2001.
‘Contours’, Gallery Flow, London. June 2000.
‘Craftspace’, Yorkshire Craftcentre, Bradford. March 2000.
‘Studio Metalwork’, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent. December 1999.
‘25 Years of Contemporary Craft’, Crafts Council at the V&A, London. October 1999.
‘Domain’, Fabrica, Brighton Festival, Brighton. April 1999.
‘One – off’, Contemporary Design Dept. Liberty, Regent Street, London. February 1999.
‘Metalmorphosis – British Silver and Metalwork’, British Council and the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague + tour. September 1998.
‘Beyond Material’, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales + tour. February 1998.
‘Minute by Minute’, The Pearoom, Lincolnshire (solo). Hove Museum (solo). Feb 1998 – May 1998.
‘A Different Approach’, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond. August 1997.
‘The Artful Garden’, The Scottish Gallery, Greywalls, Gullane. June 1997.
‘Recent acquisitions Focus’, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. March 1996.
‘Take it from here’, Contemporary Art Society, Sunderland. March 1996.
'Metalwork,' Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London, UK. February 1996.
‘New views on the Museums collections’, Worchester City Museum. August 1995.
‘Out of this World – The Influence of Nature in Craft and Design 1880-1995’, Crafts Council London. April 1995.
'Talente 1995, International Handwerksmesse', Munich, Germany. March 1995.
'Showcase - On Their Metal', Crafts Council Gallery Shop, 44a Pentonville Road, London.1995.
'New Metalwork,' Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London, UK.1993.

Public Collections.
The National Trust. Uppark House and Gardens December 2016.
The National Trust. Nymans House and Gardens December 2012.
Manchester Metropolitan University.  Contemporary Craft Collection. August 2008.
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum. January 2006.
Birmingham City Museum. Contemporary Art Society Special Collections. August 1999.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery. South East Arts Collection. February 1997 & 93.
Crafts Council. National Collection, London. March 1996.
Shipley Museum and Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. February 1996.
Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery. October 1995.

Lectures, Awards and Listings.
'For All Time' Lecture. Contemporary British Silversmiths Conference, Goldsmiths Hall, London. June 2016.
'Standing Still Moving'. Lecture. BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Chichester. December 2015.
Shortlisted for the Wesley-Barrell Craft Award 2011 (Vessels for Interiors). May 2011.
'India Future of Change'. Photographs shortlisted for international photographic competition.
‘Small to Big'. Presentation and seminar on craft in public spaces. Designer-Maker Network West Midlands. Birmingham. July 2010.
'Making Space – Sensing Place’. Awarded MS:SP fellowship. Part of the HAT international exchange programme managed by A Fine Line; 3 month residency In Bangladesh, India and the UK, V&A MoC, Harley Gallery, Arts Reverie (Gujarat), Britto Arts ( Bangladesh). October 2009 - April 2010.
‘See What Happens’. Invited participant in research workshop and speaker in public seminar exploring the creative process and the role of experimentation in the making of 3D objects. University of Brighton. CETLD. October 2008.
Accredited membership of the Institute for Learning (IfL). (FE). February 2008.
Invited member of Contemporary Craft Practice advisory group. SE Arts & Hove Museum and Art Gallery. May 2007.
Public Art @ Ropetackle. Public Lecture. Marlipins Museum, Shoreham. West Sussex. May 2006.
Jerwood: Metal /Crafts Council Seminars. Sir John Cass School of Art. October 2005.
European Aggregrates Association Sustainable Development Award (received by Tarmac) for the Berwick Woods Project. August 2005.
Accredited membership of The Higher Education Academy formerly The Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE). June 2004.
The Cooper-Heyman Cup for outstanding achievement in Restoration (Quarry Products Association). Tarmac received this award for the Berwick Woods Project. Steven Follen was Designer / Artist in Residence / Workshop leader for part of the Berwick Woods Project, 1995-1998. March 2003.
Craft and Design Seminars. British Council Creative Industries Dept. Trade Partners UK, Object Galleries – Sydney, Design-EX, Sydney College of Arts, Monash University and RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Lectures series. April 2002.
The "available" well designed object, National Design Forum: Challenging the sacred, Craft and Design Seminars, Customs House, Object Galleries, Sydney, Australia. April 2002.
Design Meeting, public discussion / forum, Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia. April 2002.
'Processes, Sources and Inspiration', British Design Seminars: Home Sweet Home, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. April 2002.
'Process, sources and inspiration', artists lectures, Sydney College of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne. April 2002.
International metalsmithing seminar. Harrakka Island, Helsinki, Finland. Lathi Polytechnic – Institute of Design. Lectures and Practical workshop. July 1999.
Lecture. School for Decorative Arts, Prague. British Council. February 1999.
Crafts Council Selected Index. August 1996.
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant. September 1993.

Selected Publications, Articles and Reviews.
'What a piece of work' New Design Magazine. May 2016.Issue 121. pg 32-33.
'A Face made from 2000 Stars'. http://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/a-face-made-from-2000-stars-celebrates-shakespeares-400th-anniversary-of-his-death/
'RSC curator Andrew Hornon new art commission'. 'Whats on Warwickshire. April 2016.
'Agent of Change in Art, Design and Environmental Education'. Adams, Eileen. Loughborough Design Press 2015.
Unveiling stories from the past' Crafts September 2014.
Making Stories. Kettle, Alice. Electric Imprint. 2013.
'Unravelling Nymans'. Unravelled Arts. 2012.
‘Amdavadis at heart’ . The Times of India (Ahmedabad). 24th July 2011.Pg 4.
'Metalmithing in Bangladesh' Crafts Revival Trust, India. May 2011.
'Benchpeg'. Series of 9 articles on the metalworking experienced during the Making Space Sensing Place Fellowship. Steven Follen. October - December 2010.
'Steven Follen: Metalworker'. John Holt, Museums Journal. October 2010.
Public art and artists' commissions in West Sussex. A celebration of recent projects and future initiatives 2000-2008 and beyond. Lord Frances. West Sussex Arts Partnership. 2008.
The Big Heritage Draw, West Sussex 2007. Film. West Sussex County Council and Compulsive Productions. 2008.
Wire Sculpture. ArtisanCam Workshop Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place. 2008.
‘Fabrica – The first 10 years’. Collier, C (intro). Fabrica 2007.
‘The Art of Prior Court School’. Elliot, Ann. Bohun Gallery. 2002.
‘25 Years of Contemporary Craft’. Exhibition Catalogue. Crafts Council.1999.
‘‘Metalmorphosis’ Tradition and Innovation in British Silver and Metalwork’. Goldschieder, Irene. Clifford, Helen. The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague. British Council. 1998.
‘South East Arts Craft Collection’. Binns, Jackie. South East Arts. 1998.
‘New British Design 1998’. Mitchell Beazley. 1998.
Arts in Schools Grounds- Enriching the formal curriculum. Haynes, Sally - Learning through landscapes. London environmental education forum.1997. www.leef.org.uk.
‘Improving access to Art’. Adams, Eileen. Landscape Design. November 1997.
‘Public Art; People, Projects, Process.’ Adams, Eileen. Southern Arts Publishing. 1997.
‘South East Arts Craft Collection’. Wilcox, Tim. de la Haye, Amy. South East Arts. 1996.
‘High Hopes’. Hoggard, Liz. Crafts. September 1996.

Teaching.
City College Brighton & Hove. (0.8FTE) Pathway leader for 3D Design. 2016-2017.
London Metropolitan University, The Cass. (0.5 FTE) Senior Lecturer & First Year Coordinater for Jewellery & Silversmithing: MA by Project, BA (Hons) Silversmithing &Jewellery. BA (Hons) Furniture and Product. BA (Hons) Interiors. BA (Hons) Textiles. FdA Furniture Making/FdA Furniture Design and Realisation. FdA Furniture Restoration. FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery. FdA Interiors. November 2005 – 2016.
University of Chichester. Visiting Lecturer. BA (Hons) Fine Art. January 2016.
University of Brighton. Visiting Tutor. BA (Hons) 3D Design & Craft. October 1996 –2017.
City College, Brighton and Hove. Visiting Tutor. Foundation Studies in Art & Design. January 2001 – July 2012.
Middlesex University. Visiting Tutor. BA (Hons) Applied Arts. November 1996 – 2005.
The Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Farnham. (0.2 FTE) Senior Lecturer. BA (Hons) 3D Design, Jewellery Silversmithing and Metalwork. October 1993- October 2004.
Camberwell College of Arts, The London Institute. Visiting Tutor. Acting first year tutor 1/94-6/94. BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Metalwork. November 1992 – 2000.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Visiting Tutor. B.Des. Ceramics. October 1994-96.

Education/ Training.
Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Art and Design in Higher education. CLTAD. The London Institute. Pass. October 2003 - October 2004.
BA(Hons) 3D Design: Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics. First Class honours with commendation in Art & Design History. Brighton Polytechnic. 1987-89/1991-1992.
Self-initiated research and work in England and Australia. 1989-91.

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