Richard Perry



B.A.(Hons) Fine Art Class 1 Leeds Polytechnic 1981



201-14 Carved sculptures for the Shipwrights Way trail, Hampshire
2012-13 Carved Kilkenny Limestone sculpture for Blackrock, Ireland 3 metres long
2011 ‘StarStone’ Armagh marble Market Place, Armagh 5.5 m high
2010 ‘ShoalStone’ Whatscliffe Derbyshire sandstone Rushenden, Kent 1.5 m high
2008 ‘FloraStone’ Portland Stone New Downe Hospital, Downpatrick 1.5m high
2008 ‘LifeStones’ Bronze inlays for 6 sculptural benches Trinity Square, Nottingham
2007 ‘Newbury StarStone’ Gritstone sculpture for Sovereign Housing, Newbury
2006 Manchester Tree’ Limewood, oil & wax 150cm high private collection
2005 ‘Freedom Tree’ Bronze Commissioned by Jersey Public Sculpture Trust to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Liberation. St Helier 6m high
2004 2 carved and 7 cast sculptures for P&O’s new liner ‘Arcadia’
2004 ‘Needle’ 14 metre high slate sculpture, St Helier. Jersey Public Sculpture Trust
2003 ‘Harley Cubes’ The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts 1.28 m high
2002 ‘Fountain Trees’ 5 ceramic sculptures (inc. 3 water columns) commissioned by Grosvenor Estates for Festival Square, Basingstoke
2000 4 x 3 metre high bronze sculptures, 4 granite benches and a granite floorscape design for Mansion House Square, Doncaster
2000 ‘Interlocking Oaks’ 4.5 metre high stone arch, The Boots Company HQ Nottingham
2000 Water Hawthorne’ Limestone. The EDA Garden Museum, Tokyo.
1997-99 The Peace Gardens, Sheffield. Design of 120m balustrade, design and carving of 120 metre stone relief for the ‘Heart of the City” Millennium project.
1998 ‘Fire and Water’ Carrara marble sculpture for Leamington Spa Fire Station 2m high
1997 ‘Six Figures’ 10m carved stone balustrade, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
1996 5.5 metre high bronze sculpture, Bethnal Green, London
1995 ‘From the Red Earth’ 1.8 x 4.5 metre carved Sycamore relief, GlaxoSmithKline, Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society
1995 ‘Isola Song’ 2 metres high Istrian marble. Forma Viva Sculpture Park, Slovenia.
1995 ‘Willow Cube’ & ‘Pine Cube’ bronze sculptures & drawings The Boots Company HQ
1994 10 drawings for the boardroom of The Boots Company Head Office, Nottingham
1994 ‘Mountsorrel Tree’ bronze sculpture for the Wells Road Unit, Notts Healthcare Trust
1992 Limewood relief for the International Convention Centre, Birmingham
1993 ‘Tree’ 3.5 metre high carved Portland stone sculpture, Northampton Guildhall
1991 ‘Thomas Boulsover’ Bronze sculpture, Tudor Square, Sheffield
1988 4 carved Oak doors, Newark Library
1987 ‘Three Musicians’ Carved marble bas-relief for The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
1986 ‘Quartet’ Bronze sculpture Angel Row, Nottingham



2012 The Stone Festival, The Bowes Museum. Sculptor in residence.
1995 Forma Viva, Piran, Slovenia – international sculpture symposium. 1 of 4 sculptors invited to make sculptures from local stone, working alongside 4 stonemasons. ‘Isola song’, 2 m high caved Istrian marble sculpture produced during the symposium, is permanently sited in Piran.



National Stone Federation Award for ‘Needle’, Jersey, 2006.
National Stone Federation Award for the Peace Gardens, Sheffield, 2000.
RIBA National Urban Design Award for the Peace Gardens, Sheffield, 1999.
Nottingham City Council Design Award for balustrade at Nottingham Castle, 1997.
RSA ‘Art for Architecture’ Award for commissioned sculpture designs, 1990.
RWA Sculpture Exhibition First Prize



Nottingham City Council. Designing a rest garden for a new cemetery, 2003.
Grainger Town, Newcastle. Outline ideas for water features 2000/01.
The Boots Company. Plan & design of Millennium Sculpture Garden with Mark Lutyens, 1997.
Sheffield City Council. Design of new city square (The Peace Gardens) with Tracey Heyes, Brian Asquith and Sheffield City Council Landscape and Architects, 1997-99.


Work in Collections

The British Museum (National Collection of Prints and Drawings)
Arcadia (P&O)
Armagh City
ASDA Properties plc
Bethnal Green City Challenge
Birmingham City
The Boots Company
Derby Education Authority
Derby Museums Service
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
Dudley Metropolitan Borough
EDA Garden Museum, Tokyo
Forma Viva. Pirano, Slovenia
Grosvenor Estates
The Harley Foundation
Jersey Public Sculpture Trust
Leicestershire Schools Collection
County Louth, Republic of Ireland
New Downe Hospital
Milton Keynes Development Corporation
Nottingham City
Nottinghamshire County
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
Northampton Borough
Rufford Sculpture Garden
Rushenden Borough
Sheffield City
Sovereign Housing Association
Thamesdown Borough Council
University College Dublin
Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Services


Solo exhibitions

Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey 2005
Capital One, Nottingham. Sculptural installation, 2003.
Foyer Gallery, The Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, 2001.
The Aspidal Gallery, Rufford, 1997.
The Hart Gallery, London, 1996.
The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts, 1996.
The City Gallery, Leicester, 1995.


Selected group exhibitions

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin The Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
The New Art Centre at Roche Court, Salisbury The Hart Gallery, Nottm & London
The Palace of Culture, Poznam, Poland Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
Anna Bornholt Gallery, London Harris Museum, Preston
20th Century British Art Fair, London Atkinson Gallery, Southport
The Contemporary Art Society Market, London. Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham


Artist Statement

Richard Perry has concentrated on making sculpture for the majority of his career. Painting and drawing have also always been important both as a way of thinking through ideas and as finished work. He has a strong interest in landscape and the environment and regularly spends time taking photographs of local landscapes including the veteran oaks of Sherwood Forest. He is interested in the asymmetry of landscape, the singularity of a place, what makes it unique – a sense of form, shape, space and change.


He has exhibited widely, showing drawing, painting and sculpture in many public and private galleries, including the New Art Centre at Roche Court, Anna Bornholt Gallery London, the Hart Gallery London and Nottingham, and the Contemporary Art Society Market, London.


He has extensive experience of sculpture commission for public realm, corporate and private clients, including large scale works in bronze, stone, architectural ceramics, slate and marble. Notable projects include ‘Starstone’, Armagh; ‘Freedom Tree’ and ‘Needle’, St.Helier; ‘Interlocking Oaks’, the Boots Company HQ; ‘Fountain Trees’, Basingstoke; and the design and carving of the stone work for the re-modelling of the Peace Gardens in Sheffield, which won a RIBA National Urban Design Award.


Other awards inlcude Royal West of England Academy national sculpture exhibition first prize winner, National Stone Federation award for ‘Needle’, RSA ‘Art for Architecture’ award for commissioned sculpture designs.


He has work sited in Europe, Japan and throughout the UK in many permanent public and corporate collections, including the EDA Garden Museum in Tokyo; the national collection of drawings and prints in the British Museum; GlaxoSmithKline; Grosvenor Estates and many local authorities.


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