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CV

DR CATE WATKINSON

 

DATE OF BIRTH:       3.1.64

 

PLACE OF BIRTH:     Leeds

 

EDUCATION:

2011-13                     University of Sunderland

                                    PhD By Existing Published or Created Works    

1983-1986                 Sunderland Polytechnic.

                                    B.A. (Hons) 3D Design Degree (Glass with Ceramics)

1982-1983                 Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds.

                                    Foundation Course

EXHIBITIONS:

2018                          ‘Embodied Light’ JCR Gallery, Pembroke College Oxford

2017-18                    ‘Illuminating Colour’ National Glass Centre. Joint show with Colin Rennie

2013                          ‘Developments in Architectural Glass’. Solo show.

                                    Research Gallery, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

                                    Contemporary Applied Art Gallery, London

                                    Art Shanghai, New Glass Art Pavilion, Shanghai, China

                                    Glass and Clay Exhibition, Washington DC

2012                          ‘Blast’ Zest Gallery, London

2009-10                    ‘Pairings’ Travelling exhibition around UK galleries.

2009                          ‘Artomatic’ Washington DC, USA

2008                          ‘Glass 3’, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA

2007                           Showcase, British Embassy, Dubai

2006-07                    ‘Install’ Saltwell Park, Gateshead.

                                   ‘Wild Flow’ Art O Nivo Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

                                   ‘Shaping Light’ Architectural Glass Show, Tea Building, London.

2003                          ‘Blast’ The Gallery in Cork Street, London.

2002                          ‘Shorelines’ Solo Show, Customs House, South Shields.

2001                          ‘Northern Glass’ Darlington Arts Centre.

2000                           National Glass Centre, Sunderland.

1997                           Solo Show, Cochrane Theatre, Foyer Gallery, London.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:

2016                           Silverlink Point North Tyneside. Stainless steel sculpture designed in collaboration with Colin Rennie

                                    Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. Glass sculpture designed in collaboration with Vanessa Cutler

2015                           Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington, External Sculpture. Designed in collaboration with Colin Rennie

2014                           Teesside Hospice, Middlesbrough. Decorative glass panels.

2013                           Holy Trinity, Boar Lane, Leeds City Centre. Printed glass sculpture.

                                    St Benedict’s Hospice, Sunderland. Wall piece for foyer, signage and decorative conservatory windows.

2011                           Northumbria Police HQ, North Tyneside. Glass and steel sculpture.

2009                           Public seating designed with solar cells and LED lights.

2008                           Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead. Public seating designed in collaboration with Dr Vanessa Cutler  

                                    Durham Primary Health Care Trust. Glass and steel sculpture for John Snow House, Durham.

2007                           Civic Centre, Gateshead. Glass seat.

2006                           Lime Square, Newcastle. Glass, steel and light sculpture.

                                    All Saints School, Morpeth. Glass panels for new entrance hall

2005                           Newcastle Quayside, Trinity Square, Dickinson Dees Offices.  Reception desk and screens 

                                    A & E Dept. Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. Decorative glass panels.

                                    Teams, Gateshead. Memorial window, St. Aidan’s School.

                                    Newcastle Quayside. St. Ann’s Church. Stone and glass seats

2004                           MetroCentre, Gateshead. Glass and stainless steel sculpture.

                                    Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Sandstone and glass seat.

2002                           HSBC, Newcastle City Centre Branch. Glass sculpture.

                                    Newcastle City Centre. Glass, steel and granite public seating.

                                    Port of Tyne, Navigation House. Decorative glass window.

2001                           Doxford International Business Park. Reg Vardy plc Headquarters. Decorative balustrades, reception and dining room screens.

                                    Barrow in Furness. Decorative screens, housing redevelopment.

                                    Sunderland Royal Hospital, Paediatric Dept. Series of st.gl. panels.

                                    Newcastle Airport Arrivals Hall, glass screen.

ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONS

2018                           St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Memorial windows

2013-18                     St Mary’s, Holywell, North Tyneside. Hughes Memorial and Bullock Memorial windows and WW1 Commemorative window.

2012                           St Albans, Earsdon, North Tyneside. Stained glass windows 

2011                           St Pauls, Seaton Sluice, North Tyneside. Decorative glazing scheme for the church.

2009                           St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Lady Chapel windows

2008                           Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle. Glazing scheme for an extension to the church. 

2006                           St Martin’s Centre, Byker. Decorative windows and chapel screen

2004                           Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s, Newcastle. Memorial window.

2003                           S. Andrew’s, Dalton le Dale. Stained glass window.

                                    St Clare’s Convent, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Portiuncular glazing scheme and sanctuary light.

2000                           Holy Saviour, Milbourne, nr. Belsay. West window.

1999                           S. Augustine’s R.C.Church. Gateshead. Rose window.

1997                           St Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Hull. Series of  windows.

1996                           St Anne’s R.C.Church, Pennywell, Sunderland. West window

1994                           St Mary the Virgin, Ashington. Stained glass window.

1992                           St Bede the Venerable, Sunderland. Jesus Chapel window                                 

                                    Numerous restorations undertaken including restoration and repair of the Rose Window Durham Cathedral.  

 

TEACHING:

2016                             Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2015                             TA at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA

2006-                            University of Sunderland, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Glass

2003-05                       Northumbria University, Cultural Management Unit, Workshop Leader

2000-04                       Durham University Business School, Workshop Leader              

1998-1999/2002-04  Durham University Business School, Graduate Mentor

1997                             Central St. Martin’s College of Art, London. Visiting Lecturer

1996                             University of North Staffordshire. Visiting Lecturer

1994                             University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, Finland. Exchange Lecturer

1992-05                       Sunderland University. Visiting Lecturer

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

2019                            ‘Beyond Belief’ presentation. Napa Lighted Festival, California, USA.

2018                             Ordered Universe Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin

                                     ‘Science Imagination and Wonder’ Conference Pembroke College Oxford

2017                            ‘In Art Thy Story’ Conference, Robinson College, Cambridge. Session chair.

                                      Taking a Leap, Northlands Creative Glass Conference, Lybster, Scotland

2015                             Society of Glass Technologists Conference, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

                                      American Glass Guild Conference, Washington DC, USA

2014                             Society of Glass Technologists Conference University of Durham

2012                             International Architectural Glass Symposium, University of Sunderland

2011                             Parallels and Connections Conference. University of Sunderland.

2010                             Pairings Symposium. Manchester Metropolitan University.

2006                             Society of Glass Technologists Conference. University of Sunderland

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES:

2011                             Stained Glass Quarterly of America, Vol. 106 p124 Published by

                                      Stained Glass Association of America.

2010                             Pairings, Monologues and Dialogues edited by A. Gröpple Wegener

2007                             North East Glass edited by Peter Davies

2007                             Commissions in the North of England 2003-2007. Published by Commissions North and Arts Council England.

2007                             Key to the City Vanessa Histon p42

2006                             Unlocking the Quayside Vanessa Histon p51

2006                             Church Building. Issue 101 p34

2006                             Celebrating 60 years of Arts and Culture in the North East. Published by Arts Council England, p51

1996                             The Journal of Stained Glass Vol XX p72

1993                             The Arts In Healthcare. Peter Senior and Jonathan Croall

 

 

AWARDS:

2003                             Cultural Business Venture Grant Award

2002                             Best Cultural and Creative Business. Runner up.

                                      NE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2002

2001                             Awarded place in Northern Arts Mentoring Scheme

1996                             Northern Arts In Country Training Grant.

1990                             Northern Arts Travel and Training Grant.

1989                             Northern Arts Craft Award.