Anthony Oliver is a male artist born in United Kingdom, currently working in Cumbria, New Zealand.
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An interdisciplinary fine artist specialising in drawing, illustration, photography and construct, Anthony relocated to Wellington, New Zealand in 2010.

Ongoing work is focussed on notions of the melancholic impossibility of nostalgia and its potential as litmus for possible future outcomes.

Conventional medium format photography with a digital aspect and using alternatives to conventional photographic printing process are being explored as suitable vehicles for parallel new works revisiting photorealism.

Anthony graduated with an MA in Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Cumbria (formerly Cumbria Institute of the Arts) in 2008.
Related skills include photographic skills tutor, digital imaging and media skills tutor, mechanical design draughtsman, traditional signwriter and heraldic scribe, web designer and graphic artist.
Past work has included magazine illustration and book illustration. Anthony is currently working on a photographic book title for fine scale modellers.

for more information please have a look at the artists redesigned and updated web site from the link above.

mobile me gallery link

Anthony currently works for Wingnut Films Ltd in Wellington New Zealand

photography website

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

2011 Florence Biennale – Firenze Italy

2010 Trash-trailer – a solo exhibition photorealism.

2010 Happiness is the road – solo exhibition

Recent Activity: Exhibitions

July 2009 WallWorks – Alexandra Gallery Lancaster UK.

Dec 2008 50a New Gallery Opening – Exhibition – Egremont Cumbria

2008 Vault II – Group exhibition – The Bank Gallery, Carlisle
2008 MA Show 08 – Graduate Exhibition – University of Cumbria
2008 Arcade – Collaborative group intervention – Carlisle Arts Festival
2007 Over & Out – Group Exhibition – Cumbria Institute of the Arts
2006 Coffee Morning – Eyelevel Artist – collaborative group intervention

Recent Activity: works and related activities

2011 Liminal – Red Roof Gallery Eastbourne NZ (in planning)

2009 Visiting Artist – UoC Lectures and talks to Undergraduate Artists

2008 – Commissioned photography of artists work, published in the British Glass Biennale 2008 Catalogue. (for the artist Lesli Sharples).

2008 – Commissioned photography work for inclusion in the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards Catalogue. (For the artist Lesli Sharples).

2008 MA Show 08 – Graduate Exhibition coordinator
2008 MA Show 08 – Graphic designer for exhibition publicity material
2008 MA SHow 08 – Web site design
2008 Arcade Arts – Exhibition managment – Graphic designer for promotional material and logo
2007 Over & Out – Exhibition coordination and curation
2007 Over & Out – Graphic designer and production for promotional materials
2007 Over & Out – Exhibition catalogue and web site designer
2006 Coffee Morning Web site design and promotional material/catalogue design
2006 Coffee Morning Exhibition curator and coordinator.

Updated Dec 2011