Biography

Robert Manners
MA Multi Disciplinary Printmaking

Born Gosport UK 1964
Live and work in Devon

Selected Exhibitions

2017
FRATHOMS FRAGMENTS FIELDWORK
Group show of new abstract work at GreenHill Arts, Mortonhampstead,Devon.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOREVER (Part III)
Solo show at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth,Devon.

2016
'EQUIVALENTS & PROTOTYPES' Solo show at ARTMILL GALLERY, Plymouth.

2015
'SLOW Abstraction' Group show . Part of the Plymouth Weekender 2015
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR with Transistor Gallery. London
ARTMILL - Group Print Show . Plymouth

2014
MULTIPLIED - Limited Edition Print Fair, Christies. London. Showing with Spike Print Studio
ARTMILL - Group Show in the Plymouth Gallery showing selected Seascape Refits 2008-2012
N|E|W • Ashburton Art Festival- Collaborative Show with Timothy Didymus 'CONTINUAL TONES'
THE ART ROOM - Solo show of paintings,prints and works on paper. Devon
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - Prints with Coombe Gallery,Dartmouth,Devon

2013
MULTIPLIED - Limited Edition Print Fair, Christies. London. Showing with Spike Print Studio
ITS ALL WHITE - Group SHow at COOMBE FARM STUDIOS, Dartmouth,Devon

2012
RE OPEN - Print selected for the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers at Bankside Galleries, London
DIPTYCH - a collaborative print exhibition in APRIL 2012 between Spike Print Studio and UWE Print Department .

2011
Residency placement at KESTLE BARTON , Manaccan, Lizard, Cornwall FEBRUARY / MARCH 2011

2010
BRISTOL CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY - The Plinth Project 2010-2011
Collaborative program between CONTAINER and Bristol City Museum & Gallery
Curator of The Plinth Project and exhibiting artist in November 2010

BRISTOL-LISBOA GALLERY solo show of paintings. Lisbon. November 2010-February 2011

CREATE CENTRE June 11-July 24. Solo show of paintings after RWA Open Painting Award.

2009
IMPACT 2009 Bristol print
RWA – 2009 Open. painting. Winner of Best Regional Artist Award
CONTAINER Bristol multiples

2008
CONTAINER, Bristol paintings
part of the gallery’s ‘ONE’ series

THE SEHMAR GALLERY, Bath paintings & prints
ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL, Bath prints
SPIKE OPEN print

2007
WARRINGAH SYDNEY PRINT EXCHANGE , Australia
SEVENSHED, Bristol
SPIKE OPEN print

2006
PAINTWORKS, Bristol print
ONE30, Bristol paintings
TOBACCO FACTORY, Bristol paintings
BRISTOL OLD VIC paintings & prints

2005
BRISTOLLIAN CAFE prints
CENTRE SPACE, Bristol prints

2004
THE MALL GALLERIES, London Originals print
THE LOADING BAY, London prints

2003
FRONT ROOM, Bristol Art Trail prints

2002
BLACKWELLS UWE miniprints

1987
FRAMERS GALLERY, London paintings
THE BLENHEIM GALLERY, London paintings

1986
GALLERY SAN CAYETANO, Estepona, Spain paintings
MAFFINI GALLERY, Benahavis, Spain paintings

1985
ARTSHOW, Fulham, London paintings

Awards

Best Regional Artist 2009 RWA - awarded by the Create Centre
Rebecca Smith Award (UWE) 2004
Design & Industries Award. Best Tile Design at IDI, London . 1992

Commissions

2015/16
Private painting and print based commissions . UK and Abroad.
2007
Health Care at Home
Commissioned to produce a series of 12 paintings for new Cancer Treatment Clinic in central Bristol.

Education / Professional

2016/2017
Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art. Painting Drawing & Printmaking BA(Hons)

2015/2016
Part time Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art. Painting,Drawing & Printmaking BA (Hons)
Short Course Print Tutor

2014/2015
Part time Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art. Painting,Drawing & Printmaking BA (Hons)
Short Course Print Tutor
Visiting Artist Tutor at Plymouth College of Art

2013
Co-founder of N|E|W ~ Ashburton Art Festival 2014

2008
Co-Founder Director & Curator of CONTAINER
Artists-led space in Bristol

2005/2013
Screen Print Tutor at SPIKE PRINT STUDIO, Bristol

2006/2014
Director SPIKE PRINT STUDIO, Bristol

2002/03
University of West of England (MA Multi Disciplinary Printmaking)

2003
City & Guilds Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners/stage 1

1983/85
Chelsea School of Art & Design (HND Mural Design)

1982/83
Portsmouth Collage of Art & FE (Foundation Course)