Joseph Ingleby is a sculptor working in metal, his work informed by an interest in nature and
its uneasy relationship with the man-made. Based at Glasgow Sculpture Studios since 1989,
Joe makes both large-scale works for outdoor public spaces, as well as smaller pieces for
exhibition and interiors. Sculptures in the public realm are site-specific and draw on themes
that reflect both historical and contemporary aspects. It is these ‘hidden histories’ with their
rooted points of reference, giving clues to the nature of the place, that he sees as the focus
for the creation of his public artworks.
In this talk Joe will retrace his creative journey since the making of ‘Turtle Storm’ in 1986,
giving insight to his methodology and his artistic development as well as the importance of
drawing to his practice. He will also consider how he works on a practical level – the
materials he uses and how he constructs his sculptures. Illustrating how the commissioning
process happens with its various key stages, Joe will show examples of some of his public
work, as well as the small-scale gallery work that is the bedrock of his practice, enabling a
constantly evolving approach of focus and refinement.
Joe trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham (now University College for
the Creative Arts) graduating in 1986, and then at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, in
1988. In 1989, seeking affordable workshop and studio space, he moved to Glasgow and
has developed his work at the GSS since then. He has exhibited and had commissioned
work located across the UK. Significant major awards include from the Pollock-Krasner
Foundation, New York, in 1996 and the Gottlieb Foundation, New York in 2013.
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Date(s) - 22/10/2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery