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Copyright © Richard Bright 2016.

Biographical Details

Artist and Writer.

Consultant CEO for Space to Contemplate, an art/science/spirituality organisation.

 

Founder and Director of The Interalia Centre (www.interaliacentre.org), an organisation that provides an international forum exploring the relationship between the Arts and Sciences.

Editor: The Interalia Magazine (www.interaliamag.org)

 

Studied Fine and Physics. His work as an artist draws much from scientific concepts of mathematical, natural and physical processes.

 

Lectured widely on the Art/Science interface, and has also given courses on colour theory and practice, geometry and art, and scientific concepts in early 20th century art. 

 

Lectures/Workshops delivered at:

Royal West of England Academy; Bristol City Museum; The Folkhouse, Bristol; Holymead Infants School, Bristol; Colston’s Collegiate School, Bristol; UWE, Bristol; University of Bristol; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh; Edinburgh College of Art; University of East London; Royal College of Art, London; Royal Academy of Art, London; Royal Institute of Science, London; Falmouth College of Art; University of Hertfordshire; University of Central Lancashire.

 

Keynote Lectures include:

Seurat and Bridget Riley, City Museum, Bristol, 1987

The Art and Science of Colour, Arnolfini, Bristol, 1988

Colour Meaning in Early Abstract Art, The Art and Science of Colour Conference, Arnolfini, Bristol, 1990

Crossing the Great Divide, NSEAD Conference, Cardiff, 1994 (Keynote Lecture)

Visions of Light: The work of James Turrell, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway, 1998

Touching Earth: The work of Andy Goldsworthy, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo,

Norway, 1999

When Light is Lost, Life is Lost: The myth of eclipses, ‘The Eclipse in Art, Science and Myth Conference, Arnolfini, 1999

Between Explanation and Inspiration, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ Conference, South West Arts, 2000

A Dialogue with Space, Falmouth College of Art, 2005 (Keynote Lecture)

Gravity and Grace, University of Hertfordshire, 2011

Uncertain Entanglements? University of Lancashire, 2013

Gravity and Grace, 'Gravity: The Future of Art', Kinetica, London, 2015

Visualizing Thought, LASER, University Arts, London, 2016

Visualizing Thought: artists who engage with neuroscience and neuroscientists who make art, Winter Tree Symposium, University of Southampton, 2019

 

He has taken part in a number of radio and television broadcasts, discussing the relationship between art and science. He has written essays for a number of exhibition catalogues, as well as articles and reviews.

Exhibitions include:

Drawing Now, Blackheath Art Gallery, 1986

Victoria Museum, Bristol, 1988

RUH Bath, 2016

The Neuroscience-Art exhibition, Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 2017.

Neuro-Bureau Brain Art Competition, 2018.

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (solo exhibition) 2018

‘The Lines That Connect’, Sci-Art exhibition, Montreal, Canada, 2018

Frome Open Exhibition, 2018

‘Visions of Science’ Award, The Edge, Andrew Brownsward Gallery, University of Bath (Second Prize Winner)

‘New Works’, 44AD Gallery, Bath, 2019 (solo exhibition)

 

Book publications include:

Andy Goldsworthy: Ice and Snow Drawings (Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 1992)

Susan Derges: River Taw (Michael Hue-Williams, London, 1997)

James Turrell: The Elliptic Eclipse (MJH/Cantz Publishers,1999)

Strange and Charmed: Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts -

contributing chapter: – Uncertain Entanglements: Art and Physics

(Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2000)

Lines of Thought, Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy, Vol.8 No.4, August 2018 ('cellular' artwork also used on front cover)

 

Long-listed for the Fish International Short Story Competition 2006.

Award of Excellence: Mere Short Story Competition 2007.

Short stories included in First Edition and Glimmer Train magazines 2009

 

Bristol performance organizer of ‘The Gift’’, a play by award winning playwright Nicola Baldwin in association Dramatic Genetics (Y Touring).  ‘The Gift’ was commissioned and supported by the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science, and formed the basis of their "Creating The Debate" Tour, 1996-1997, which took place in secondary schools nationwide .

 

Producer of ‘Primitive Streak’, a film showing the collaboration between Helen Storey (Fashion Designer) and Dr Kate Storey (Embriologist). Produced in association with Helen and Kate Storey and Blue Camel Films. First shown at the Wellcome Sci-Art Conference and ICA, London, 1997

 

Shortlisted for the Arts and Business ‘Creative Britons 2000’ Award, and recipient of a Sci~art 2000 award (with Professors John D Barrow and Martin Kemp), for the project ‘Connections in Space: from the Quantum to the Cosmos’ - CD and Website.

(www.btinternet.com/~connectionsinspace/index.html)