Robert Harding

Commissions & Installations:

2013, Set of copper and stainless steel candlesticks for The Welsh Guards.
2010 - 11, Site-specific stainless steel sculptures for two private gardens in Wales.
2003, Designed and fabricated Madog Award for Hay on Wye Literature Festival.
3 site-specific stainless steel sculptures for trees, Friends of Clynfyw, Cardigan.
1997, Sculpture in the Park, Festival Park, Ebbw Vale –site-specific sculpture.
1993, Working with 18 eight-year- old children to produce a site-specific metal sculpture for the outside of the Friendly Hotel, Tongwynlais, Cardiff – project supported by ‘Business in the Community’ and South Glamorgan Education Authority.
1991, Garden Festival Wales – Testimony Garden Commission reusing over 60 tons of scrap steel and iron slag already on site; sponsored by British Steel
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1989, Sculpture Design in PVC for European Vinyls Corporation (E.V.C.).
1985, Clifftop Sculpture, Tout Quarries, Portland, Dorset – site-specific 3 part stone sculpture entitled The Philosopher’s Stone for which awarded a bursary. Related documentation and models exhibited concurrently at Southampton City Art Gallery. (Sculpture referred to in Minette Walters Shape of Snakes, Macmillan, 2000 and documented in the Arts Review Yearbook 1994 also http://learningstone.org/tout.html).
Larger than Life, Chapter, Cardiff – installation sponsored by Allied Steel & Wire.
1983, Exposed to the Elements, Rochdale Art Gallery and Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside.
An outdoor exhibition in both venues exploring the links between Art and Science.
Mirror and sunlight installations
1982, Sculpture for a Garden, Tatton Park, Nr Manchester – organised by Cheshire County Council and A.C.G.B. – earthwork.
Earthwork Design for Wigan Borough Council.
1979, NUS/SUN, summer installation using mirrors and sunlight for Students Union, Lancaster University.

Born: Southport, Lancashire.


Lives: Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff.


Education & employment:
2014, One of 5 project leaders at IRON-R2, National Sculpture Factory and Crawford

College of Art & Design, Cork.

2003 – 2012, Visiting Art & Design Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
1995 – 2001, Examiner for Art & Design (A level) – WJEC (Principal Examiner 1997-2001).
1994, Artist in Residence, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA.
1992 – 1994, Pontypridd College (P/T) C & G 229 Welding & Fabrication Part 2.
1986, West Glamorgan Craft Fellowship (Afan College, Port Talbot).
1983 – now, Visiting Lecturer at numerous institutions in Wales and England.
1982 – 2016, Part-time Lecturer at The School of the Arts, Coleg Sir Gar (During this time also known as Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthenshire College, and West Wales School of the Arts).
1980 – 1981, Part-time Lecturer at Blackburn College.
1977 –1981, University of Lancaster M.Phil.
1974 – 1977, Exeter College of Art & Design B.A. (Hons) Fine Art.
1973 – 1974, Coventry Polytechnic Foundation Art.

Solo exhibitions

2002, Oriel y Bont, Pontypridd & Oriel Henry Thomas, Carmarthen.
1995, Old Library Gallery, Cardiff.
1994, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA.
1984, Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery.
1982, Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster & Swansea Arts Workshop.