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CV

Alex Hoare’s Curriculum Vitae

ALEX HOARE
Artist
alex@plpglassware.com   t: 07504 688923

Education 

1999-2001                 Laban Centre London - MA Scenography (Dance)

1992-1996                 Loughborough School of Art - BA (Hons) Textiles – Mixed Media            

Professional Experience

2005 - present  - Artist and educator.  Developing public and private installations with glass, sound, light and live performance; managing and running outreach projects with community groups and organisations

2015 - present - Artistic Director of Point Line Plane Glassware.  This business was set up as a commercial platform to sell my glass objects.  The work is stocked by galleries nationally.  Details available at www.plpglassware.com

Artistic Practice

Point Line Plane Glassware, 2015-present.  Studio business creating glassware for galleries nationally.

Sensing Time, 2013.  A year long blog of daily observations of colour, movement and sound in the landscape.  http://sensingtime-blog.tumblr.com/ 

Hyde Fragments, 2011 and 2014.  Site specific installation of glass at the Hyde Abbey Chamber in Hyde, Winchester. 

Font, 2010 a glass bowl on cast concrete plinth with light and sound.  Developed for Winchester Cathedral for the Hyde 900 exhibition.  On permanent display in St Bartholomew's church, Winchester.  Funded by Arts Council England

Just Passing Through 2009, permanent installation with glass, sound and light in the Swan Centre, Eastleigh. Funded by Eastleigh Borough Council and Developers of the Swan Centre A Woman's Place' 2005-2007.  A site specific exploration of the site of an ancient nunnery in Winchester, Hampshire.  Using live performance, drawing and painting, sound, film projection and storytelling.  Winner of ArtPlus awards for excellence in public art in 2006 and 2007, funded by Arts Council England and ArtPlus award. 

‘Othellophobia: the installation’,  2004.  Great Bath, Pump Rooms, Bath.  Film projections and sound projected over the mist in the Great Bath exploring the physically of the characters in Othello in relation to nightmare. Part of Bath Shakespeare Festival 2004.   

Exhibitions and Commissions

My work is show in a variety of galleries throughout the United Kingdom.  List available on my website:  https://www.plpglassware.com/stockists 

January/March 2016       Swing into Spring, Sara Preisler Gallery, Birmingham.                       

February 2015                 Winter Dialogues, Hyde 900, Winchester.           

November 2013              The Art of Glass, West End Centre, Aldershot

April 2013                       Impressions, Jane Austen House Museum, Hampshire.

September 2012             Through a Glass Darkly, Sarum College, Salisbury

May 2012                       Creative Force, City Space, Winchester

Oct 2011/Jan 2014         Hyde Fragments, Hyde Gate Chamber, Winchester

June 2011                        Crossovers, a Material Exchange, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon. USA

February 2011                 Caithness Portholes, The Atrium Gallery, Theatre Royal, Winchester.

2011                                Past Matters – Public Art Commissions, Sutton Scotney Village Hall, Weeke                                                  Primary School and South Wonston Village Hall.  Funded by Heritage Lottery                                                Grant

2010                               Objects Found, Light Factory Studio, Winchester

More information can be found on my websites:  http://www.alexhoare.co.uk and http://www.plpglassware.com or on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/alexhoareartist 

Project Management/Educational Outreach Projects

I have been working in managing arts outreach projects and facilitating educational workshops since 2005, with people of all ages and abilities.   Recent projects include:

2017 - The City Story - Workshops with young people (11-16 years) in glass relating to the collections at      Salisbury Museum.

2016  - Horizon 20:20 working with Hampshire Cultural Trust.  Running workshops on colour using glass with students at the Bridge Education Centre, Eastleigh for pupils with challenging behaviour.

2016 -  'Seeing it Through' workshops for adults at Making Space,  Havant, Hants.

2015 - Horizon 20:20 with Hampshire Cultural Trust.  Running workshops at Andover Education Centre printing onto glass with pupils with challenging behaviour.

2014 - Lest We Forget with Portsmouth City Museum.  Workshops and creation of a walk through installation with young people from Langport Estate in Portsmouth on themes from World War 1

2013 - Project Manager and workshop facilitator for Schools Engagement, 10 days Contemporary Arts Festival, Winchester.

Details of other projects back to 2005 available on request. 

Residencies

2013 Pilchuck Glass School, Washington State, USA.  Invited residency during which I used documentation built up during my blog "Sensing Time" (http://sensingtime-blog.tumblr.com/) to create a series of experiments in glass and other media exploring remembered experience through colour, movement and digital, written and drawn notations. 

2010 Northlands Glass, Caithness -  "Kilnformed Glass in the Built Environment".  Invited residency during which ideas were developed for an installation. "Caithness Portholes" used glass in conjunction with light and sound to create a narrative for collective community experience within an abandoned church in Lybster, Caithness. 

Academic Experience and Projects 

1999 - 2001 Laban Centre London.  Masters research centred around the scenography of integrating live performance with digital projection, culminating in my final project "Drawn to Perform" which investigated the performative nature of the act of drawing through a performance installation with projection, drawings and live performance with a supporting thesis.  "Drawn to Perform" was performed at Laban Centre London 2001.  At Kingston University as part of the International Conference and touring exhibition "Drawing - The Process" 2003.  At the University of Winchester 2003. 

2002 - 2005 Lecturer in Performing Arts, University of Winchester.  Research projects included: 2003 "Painted Sexuality" using the intersection of digital projections and live performance to explore the objectification of the female body in art .  Performed at the University of Winchester.   

2002 "Go Stand in the Corner" a site specific artwork for the Link Gallery at the University of Winchester reflecting on the West Downs building's historical life as a boys' public school. 2005 - 2013 Associate Lecturer, University of Winchester. 

2004 - 2008 Visiting lecturer, Laban Centre London and the  University of Portsmouth.  Running workshops and seminars on Scenography, drawing as performance and the use of digital technologies in performance January 2017, Teaching Assistant at Corning Sudios, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA.  Assisting glass artist Steve Klein to help students in conceptualising their work in kilnformed glass. 

Publications/Conferences

Hoare, A. (2012)  Case Study 6:  A material response to site:  Concept for an installation. In  Brown, R. and Farrelly,L. (eds)  Materials and Interior Design (Portfolio Skills.  London:  Laurence King Publishing Ltd. 174-175Hoare, A. (2011) 

Experiencing Place:  Engaging the Audience. Proceedings of BECon 2011 - Crossovers - A Material Exchange.  16th to 18th June 2011.  Portland, Oregon, USA.  Unpublished.Hoare, A. (2005) 

A Woman's Place.  Total Theatre Explores. http://totaltheatre.org.uk/explores/reflections/womansplace.html Hoare, A. (2002)

Presence and Absence. Proceedings of Visions 2002.  October 2002. Brighton. Published in (2003) The Users Guide to Performance Technologies.  Winchester: King Alfred's.

Shelton, A. (2001) Performance Diary: Making Connections - the Scenographic Approach. Total Theatre Magazine.  Vol. 13, Issue 3. pp. 14-15.

Hoare, A. (2000) Seduced by Technology, the Virtual Orgasm: Real or Faked.  Proceedings of Digital Scenography Conference.  June 2000. University of Kent.  Unpublished.