Monday, 26 July 2010

Simon Hope

As a child of the 1960s I am interested in that period as a spawning ground of contemporary popular culture. How technology engenders mass media, how play in childhood develops the creative faculties in later life and how these processes reveal themselves in open and closed contexts.

BA (Hons) Visual Art by Negotiated Study. 1st Class degree - BIAD Bournville - 2010
C+G TV and Video 7700 - Sutton Coldfield College of Further Education - 1995


Nov 2012: Proposal 2 - Works Gallery - Birmingham

May 2012: Allotment - MAC - Birmingham

Aug 2011: Kingsfest - Kingstanding - Birmingham

Jan 2011: If we could get back all the things we have lost, would we still want them?
Vinyl - Birmingham

Jun 2010: NOT MERELY LEARNED BAVANS degree show BIAD Bournville

Feb 2010: TRANSPLANT group exhibition Margaret St gallery BIAD Birmingham

Nov 2009: SHOUT! Festival Photography exhibition

Apr 2009: NB Group exhibition Custard Factory Birmingham

Nov - Dec 2008: Positively Red exhibition Birmingham

Sept 2008: The Sinking of the Whaleboat Aurora/Claudia Losi Balena Project Mailbox Birmingham with IKON gallery & Erdington Arts Forum

Sept 2008: Birmingham Artsfest with EAF

Sept 2008: A Sudden Leap Forwards Roxy Bar & Screen with Steam Control

April - May 2008: (untitled) photography group mini exhibition Erdington Library Birmingham

March 2008: Behind the Grey - Grant Bradley Gallery Bristol

Feb 2008: Behind the Grey - X'08 International Disability Film Festival BFI London

June 2007: Arts All Over the Place festival Birmingham (with North Birmingham Community Arts)

March 2007: "Mindfull" Photography exhibition Starbucks Colmore Row Birmingham (Mentor / Co Curator)

July 2006: “Dive Right In” Group exhibition Custard Factory Birmingham

May - July 2006: "Genius Loci" Hellenic Photographic Society 8th International Festival Athens

Sept 2005: PPDG Group exhibition Touchwood Centre Solihull Birmingham.

Aug 2005: Looking for Mary (Work in Progress) Erdington Library Birmingham

July 2005 Mini rhubarb Growing Light exhibition Mailbox Birmingham Support artist/Graphic Design

March 2005: SHOOT! Group exhibition. Mailbox Birmingham

November 2003 - Present: RCA Secret - Royal College of Art


An Endless Supply Magazine issue 2 June 2009
Rhubarb 2006 Auction catalogue.
Schmap Birmingham Fourth Edition: Photo Inclusion


July 2008: Ikon bursary for work responding to Claudia Losi BALENA project

July 2006: Arts Council England award for portfolio development

July 2006: Rhubarb Portfolio review bursary. (Awarded March 2006)

April 2006: Creative Alliance “After Hours” Programme.

July 2005: Financial Award Pertemps People Development Group.

2004 – 2005: Seeing the Light Business mentoring scheme.