Atherton, Kevin

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Atherton, Kevin

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Kevin Atherton was born in 1950 in the Isle of Man. He studied at the Isle of Man College of Art 1968-69 and Leeds Polytechnic, Fine Art Department 1969 - 1972

He has been a visiting lecturer, part-time teacher and external examiner in art colleges throughout the UK from 1972 and became a Specialist Adviser to the Fine Art Board, Council for National Academic Awards 1985 - 1992. He was on the panel of Assessors for the Arts Council of England “Arts for Everyone” Lottery Fund 1997 - 1999. Following a long period of teaching at Chelsea College of Art and Design 1982 - 1998, Kevin Atherton was appointed the first Head of Media Department at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in January 2000

Kevin Atherton has exhibited widely since 1972, including performances and video and virtual reality installations in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA. His work is in numerous public collections and he has received many awards. His best known public commissions include “A Body of Work” (ten life size bronze sections of pupils and staff commissioned by Tower Hamlets for Langdon Park School, Poplar), Three Bronze Deckchairs (Serpentine, London and Liverpool Garden Festival) 1984, the 1986 Platform Piece for Brixton Railway Station, and Iron Horses 1987, a sculpture in twelve parts commissioned by British Rail and the West Midlands County Council for the Birmingham to Wolverhampton railway corridor

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GB 1962

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https://www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk/ retrieved on 13 July 2017

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