Dave Hurn is a male artist born in United Kingdom, currently working in Cumbria, United Kingdom.
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Dave Hurn is a Carlisle based artist, and the recent focus of his work has been with the exploration of science, technology and the humanity of creation by developing an Idea Generating Machine. The machine has been designed to scan the users brain function and translate it into a text based idea for a work of art, be it either a machine, an object, a drawing, or a thought.

The text based ideas that are produced through using the machine are then taken on to be further explored, developed and designed into technical blueprints for the future construction of the idea. The blueprints are designed in a digital computer based format, before being printed using the original Cyanotype process.

For further information contact Dave Hurn directly using the email address shown above.

David Hurn – Artist C.V

Born 1981, Cambridge, England.
Lives and works in Carlisle, England.
Installationist, painter, photographer, sculptor, book maker, writer, digital and video artist.

Contact Details:

E-mail Address: dave.hurn@gmail.com
Website: https://davehurn.wixsite.com/davehurnart

Focus of Recent Work:

The exploration of science, technology and the humanity of creation by developing an Idea Generating Machine that scans the users brain function and translates it into a text based idea for a work of art, to then be further explored, developed and designed into technical blueprints for the future construction of the idea. The blueprints are designed in a digital computer based format, before being printed using the original Cyanotype process. Also including ‘sculptural’ painting, sculpture, installation based interactive conceptual work, site-specific, and interactive public work.

Exhibitions:

2015, “Cumbria Printmakers at Dalemain”, C-Art, Cumbria
2015, “CALDEWGATE”, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2014, “Interfusion”, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
2013, “Making Waves”, The Old Post Office, Carlisle Photo Festival, Carlisle
2011, “This Way We Came”, Galley Art Gallery, Carlisle
2008, “MA Show ’08”, end of year final MA show. University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2005, “Love”, Neo Gallery Space, Cockermouth, Cumbria
2004, “Initial 6”, The Mill Gallery, Shaddon Mill Gallery, Carlisle
2003, “Epoch”, degree show, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle
2002, Fine Art Auction, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle
2002, “2nds Out”, Undergraduate art show, Shaddon Mill Studios, Carlisle
2000, Isle College Arts Show, Wisbech

Publications:

2015, “Cumbria Printmakers at Dalemain”, C-Art Catalogue
2015, “CALDEWGATE” exhibition catalogue, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2014, “Interfusion” exhibition catalogue, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
2013, “Making Waves” catalogue, The Old Post Office, Carlisle Photo Festival, Carlisle
2008, “MA Show ’08” final exhibition catalogue, University of Cumbria, Caldewgate Annex
2004, “Initial 6” exhibition catalogue, The Mill Gallery, Shaddon Mill, Carlisle
2003, “Epoch” degree show catalogue, Cumbria Institute of the Arts
2003, “Constructing Fictions in Art”, dissertation submitted as part requirement for BA (Hons) Fine Art degree course, University of Cumbria Library, Brampton Road campus

Awards:

2000, Awarded 1st place in Isle College Arts Show, Wisbech, Norfolk.

Other Activities:

2008 to present, freelance exhibition, event and product photographer.
2008 to present, Senior Fine Art Photography Technician, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2008, Catalogue designer for “MA Show ’08” exhibition, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2007/2008, Guest lecturer and guest tutor on BA Fine Art course, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2004, Head Curator of “Initial 6”, The Mill Gallery, Shaddon Mill Gallery, Carlisle
2003, Assistant Curator of “Epoch” degree show exhibition, Cumbria Institute of the Art, Shaddon Mill Campus, Carlisle
2002/2003, Artists Model and Studio Assistant to David Williams-Ellis, Lazonby, Penrith, Cumbria
2002-2005, Student Mentor/Student Guide, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle
2002, Co-curator of “2nds Out” undergraduate exhibition, Shaddon Mill Studios, Carlisle

Commissions:

2008, “Idea Generating Machine”, digital prints of Cyanotype designs.
2004, private commission, “Iconcrete Bear”, dimensions vary, concrete and stuffed bear.
2002, private commission, “Farm in the Lakes”, 27″ × 20″, oil on canvas.
2001, private commission, “View of the Lakes”, 30″ × 24″, oil on canvas.
1999, private commission, “Portrait of an Irish Setter”, 34″ × 30″, oil on canvas.

Education:

2011, PgC Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2008, MA Contemporary Fine Art (full time) – Pass, University Of Cumbria, Carlisle, England
2003, BA (Hons) Fine Art degree – 2.1, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, England
2000, EDEXCEL BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, grade – merit, Isle College, Wisbech, Norfolk, England