David Patten MA(RCA)


1972–75
BA Hons Fine Art (First Class), Birmingham Polytechnic

1975–78
MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2001
Advanced Diploma in Capacities for Managing Development, OU


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1. Work

2013
Paradise Circus, Birmingham
Archiects' Journal & Argent Design Charrette

2
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Cornmarket, Worcester
Outline Scheme (Meshwork Worcester)


2013
'Meshworking Cultural Well-Being'
Commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank.


2012
FarGO Creative Enterprise Village, Coventry
Concept and context study for Bryant Priest Newman Architects.

2012
Snow Hill Gateway, Birmingham
Concept and design development with Define.

2011–2012
Gravesend Heritage Quarter
Concept and design development with Define.

2011–2012
'Meshwork Worcester' Phase #1
Arts Council England Lottery funded partnership with Worcester City Council in collaboration with Rob Colbourne and Stuart Mugridge.

2011
'Long View'
Collaborating with ixia, the national public art think tank, on 'a history' of public art in England since 1940.

2010–2011
'Raymond Mason's Hands'
Research working space on Birmingham's Centenary Square and Mason's destroyed sculpture 'Forward' at http://raymondmason.wordpress.com/

2010–2011
'The Quick & The Dead'
Research working space on Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter at http://quickanddead.wordpress.com/

2010–2011
'Taskscape'
Collaborating with Stuart Mugridge and Rob Colbourne at http://taskscape.wordpress.com/

2010
RMG Sutton Coldfield
Collaborating with Stuart Mugridge and BPN Architects on the design opportunities associated with the former Sutton Park Station.

2010
South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy
Design development with Capita Architecture and Capita Lovejoy.

2009–2010
BSF Wolverhampton
IPD statements on public art for inspiredspaces/Carillion.

2009
Red Teapot, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry
Commissioned research and related art work for the Red Teapot 'non-conference' organised by artist Janet Vaughan, and in partnership with artists Vanessa Oakes, Jo Roberts and Julia O'Connell.

2009
Network Rail National Centre, Milton Keynes
Landscape and public art scheme with Capita Lovejoy and Rob Colbourne for 40,000m2 new development (GMW Architects).

2009
Partnering Capita Lovejoy, Bryant Priest Newman Architects and RLF on the 'Vision' document for Birmingham Science Park.

2009
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Public Realm Master Plan
Concept and vision development for three hospitals in Birmingham, Solihull, and Sutton Coldfield with Capita Lovejoy and Substrakt.

2008–2011
Golden Square, Birmingham
As part of the Capita Lovejoy team with BPN Architects, winners of the international design competition for a new £1.5m public square in the Jewellery Quarter.

2008–2009
New Growth Point, Leicester
Collaborating with Capita Lovejoy on preliminary designs and detailed drawings.

2008–2009
BigCityPlanners.com (http://bigcityplanners.com
)
What happens if Birmingham fully commits to engaging with 'fields of potential' thinking to shorten the distance between master plan discourse and enhanced future action? Digbeth Reinscription project with Rob Colbourne and Stuart Mugridge, 2008.

2008
Rally Park, Leicester
Capita Lovejoy Development Study for Rally Park, Leicester, with Kathryn Moore.

2008
Pleck Road Sites, Walsall
Bryant Priest Newman Architects Development Framework for Pleck Road sites, Walsall.

2007–2008
Springfield Brewery, Wolverhampton
Collaborating with Robert Colbourne and Howl Associates Architects on the S106 public art plan for the redevelopment of the former brewery site.

2007–2008
Dartmouth Park Community Pavilion
Collaborating with Bryant Priest Newman on the design of a new community facility in West Bromwich (Parks for People programme).

2007–2008
Milton Keynes Western Expansion Areas 10.1 - 10.3 and 11
Collaborating with Lovejoy Birmingham on the art/landscape strategy and public realm design codes for the Fairfield development comprising housing, employment and ancillary uses, schools, local centres, burial ground and rememberance garden, retained landscape asset and new landscape buffers.

2007
Castle College Maid Marian Way Campus, Nottingham
Public realm and public art master plan for 2.9 acre comprehensive mixed use development with Lovejoy Birmingham and Kathryn Moore.

2007
Flax Mill, Shrewsbury
Partnering BPN Architects, with PCPT Architects and MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects, on the CDP development bid.

2007
Green Bridge, Sandwell MBC
Design feasibility for a 'green' bridge link between West Bromwich town centre and Dartmouth Park.

2006
Artist Professional Development Programme for Longhouse (with Maurice Maguire)
"It is important to the development of public realm work in the region that artists meet and make connections with fellow practitioners and create a forum for revealing alternative methodologies, approaches and viewpoints."

2006–2008
Stourport Canal Basins Detailed Design
Collaboration with British Waterways, Andrew Davis Partnership and others on detailed design for landscape works to historic canal basins site. BURA Waterways Renaissance 'Historic Environment' Award 2008 and 'Outstanding Achievement' Award 2008. Winner of 'Best Heritage Project', National Lottery Awards 2009.

2006 & 2007
The Goddard Building Creative Quarter Feasibility Study, Hinckley
Partnership with Bryant Priest Newman Architects on delivery of new build and refurbishment design options for education and creative industries.

2005–2007
Programme Development MA Urban Design, University of Central England Birmingham
Development of ART-LANDSCAPE-PLACE module with Noha Nasser, Kathryn Moore and Emma Larkinson.

2004–2005
Culture & Regeneration Study, Corby BC (pro/POSIT)
Approaches, action plan and funding profile informed by the local, sub-regional and regional contexts seeking to:
• enhance the overall quality of the built and natural environments;
• promote better design innovation, creativity and excellence; and
• ensure participation for local communities, artists and other design and planning professionals in regeneration processes.

2004–2006
Stourport Canal Basins Masterplan (pro/POSIT)
Collaboration with British Waterways on masterplanning of Brindley’s historic canal basins leading to design implementation and parallel commissioning programme. Heritage Lottery-funded with additional funding support from Arts Council England-West Midlands, Wyre Forest District Council, and Arts & Business. Shortlisted for BURA Waterways Renaissance 'Strategy & Master Planning' Award 2006.


2004–2005
Hinckley Building:Building Hinckley (pro/POSIT)
Arts Council England-East Midlands funded programme of creative innovation underpinning the market town’s master plan process and subsequent roll out. Subsequently a collaboration with architects Bryant Priest Newman.

2004
Town Square, West Bromwich (pro/POSIT)
Short-listed design collaboration with Lovejoy (Birmingham) and others for new public space.

2003
Irish Centre, Birmingham (pro/POSIT)
Collaboration with architects Bryant Priest Newman on a new public square and 22,500 m2 new build cultural centre with associated residential and office accommodation.

2003–2004
‘constant/change’, Brierley Hill (pro/POSIT)
Appointed by British Waterways to contribute to the masterplanning process for the new Brierley Hill.

2003
West Midlands Youth Spaces (pro/POSIT)
Partnership with MADE (Midlands Architecture & Designed Environment), developing a project with Government Office - West Midlands to design and construct ten new youth spaces, and to evaluate this experience to identify good practice for subsequent national roll-out.

2003–2004
mac/SAMPAD, Birmingham (pro/POSIT)
Client side appointment as consultant artists to deliver the involvement of artists in the capital build programme (architects Branson Coates).

2003
Regent Street, Hinckley (pro/POSIT)
Appointed as artist advisers to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to support the development of a local Public Art Forum for the delivery of public art initiatives in the Regent Street pedestrianisation scheme in the Town Centre.

2003–2004
African Caribbean Centre, Birmingham
Client side appointment as consultant artist to deliver the involvement of artists in the phase #2 Arts Lottery capital build programme (D5 architects).

2003
‘City Building’ Stoke on Trent (pro/POSIT)
Arts Council West Midlands funded development of a public art inquiry/event for artists in the region based on a live project in partnership with Stoke City Council Planning Department to generate content for the regeneration of Hanley, as the new city centre.

2003
South Town, Leamington Spa (pro/POSIT)
Consultant artists to Warwick District Council to identify themes and opportunities that reinvigorate and support public use and the quality of public spaces, incorporating the ‘sign posting’ of the extent of the developing Cultural Quarter.

2002–2003
‘Golden Squares’ Leicestershire (pro/POSIT)
Arts Council East Midlands funded action research project with local authority arts officers (LADOF) to identify principles for a countywide framework for public art.

2002
‘Three Views’ Chesterfield BC (pro/POSIT)
Lead artists on a percent for art framework linked to the construction of Hasland Hall Estate (William Davis Ltd). The framework sets out propositions for three key interventions within Hasland village, Eastwood Park and the new development, linking community interests with new perspectives.

2002
Old Town Square, Leamington Spa (pro/POSIT)
Consultant artists to Warwickshire County Council for the public art feasibility study for The Parade and Old Town Square Leamington Spa, linked to the DTLR funded ‘mixed urban priority route’ scheme.

2002
‘Crossing Rivers’ Leamington Spa (pro/POSIT)
Action-research project funded by Public Art West Midlands exploring the social, cultural and symbolic implications of crossing rivers – the River Leam in particular and other rivers in general. To understand the significance of crossing a line or a boundary.

2001
SciMus, Birmingham
Collaboration on a joint bid to Birmingham City Council in partnership with PCPT Architects, Bryant Priest Newman Architects and Glenn Howells Architects for the redevelopment of the former Museum of Science and Industry as live/work units and cultural facilities on behalf of Complex Development Project.

2001–2004
Electric Wharf, Coventry
Lead artist to Complex Development Projects and architects Bryant Priest Newman for the design development of a former power station as live/work accommodation and 400 metre canal frontage. RICS Awards Winner 2007,
RegenWM 'Vison for Placemaking' Winner 2007 and 'Outstanding Place of the Decade' Award 2010.

2001–2002
Town Square West Bromwich sub–consultant to Alsop Architects.

2001–2002
Framework Planning Study for Public Art–West Midlands.

2001–2002
Coventry Artists’ Co-operative RALP-funded Feasibility Study (with Maurice Maguire).

2001
Birmingham City Council Public Art Framework (as PA–WM).

2001
Appraisal of Junction Artists Agency for West Midlands Arts (with Maurice Maguire).

2001
Electric Wharf Public Art Framework (with Sam Wilkinson).

2001
Huntingdon Town Centre Arts Study (with Maurice Maguire).

2000–2003
Project q290, Atherstone
In collaboration with Dana Freiburger, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the recovery through site intervention and published documentation of 100 acres of historic public space in North Warwickshire. Exhibited at the 6th Notre Dame History of Astronomy Workshop (NDVI) June 2003. West Midlands Arts funded.

1999
British Waterways – IWACC Innovations Group.

1998–1999
Sandwell MBC – Framework for Public Art in Sandwell (as c/PLEX).

1997
Birmingham City Council – Lickey Hills and Other Places (with Mark Renn & Mick Thacker).

1996–2000
Lead Artist and Director of Design & Development, c/PLEX.

1996–1997
West Midlands Arts – Architecture Strategy.

1996
West Midlands Arts – Public Art Policy Review.

1995–1996
Wrekin MBC – Wrekin New Milestones (with Amanda Holley).

1995
Public Art Commissions Agency – Hanley Regeneration Programme.

1994–1995
Coventry City Council – Coventry Canal Corridor Public Art Strategy (with Maurice Maguire).

1994 Exhibition
'Designs on Sheffield' Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

1993–1994
Cardiff Bay Arts Trust – Bute Square & Avenue Design Team (with artists Jane Kelly and Jack Mackie and architects MBM, Barcelona).

1992
Cardiff Bay Arts Trust – Tyndal Street Design Team (with Jane Kelly).

1992
Bond Bryan Architects – Linear Park Design Team Sheffield (with Jane Kelly).

1992–1994
Sheffield Hallam University – Co-Lead Artist (with Jane Kelly).

1992
Building Design Partnership – Howard Street Masterplan (with Jane Kelly).

1992 Exhibition
'Campus 21' Sheffield Hallam University & Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.

1991
Dudley Borough Council – Attwood Monument (with Steve Field).

1991 Exhibition
'New Meanings for City Sites' Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

1991
Coventry City Council – North-South Road, Coventry Design Team (with Francis Gomila, Sue Ridge, Jane Kelly).

1990
Birmingham City Council – Cader Idris Horizon Line, Central Library.

1990
Birmingham City Council – Monument to John Baskerville.

1990 Exhibition
'Approaches to Public Art' Ikon Gallery Touring.

1989 Exhibition
'Fine Art Award' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

1989 Exhibition
'Cader Idris & the City of a Thousand Trades' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

1989
Public Art Commissions Agency/LET – The Galleries at the Bull Ring.

1988
Public Art Commissions Agency – Oldbury Ringroad Feasibility Study.

1988 Exhibition
'Experience of Touch' Walsall Art Gallery.

1987 & 1988 Exhibition
'Contemporary Art' Arthur Anderson & Co.

1987
Sandwell MBC – High Bullen Design Study (WMPAC).

1987
William Nichols Downing Smith Partnership – Bradwell Hospital Foyer.

1986 Residency
Westhill College, Birmingham.

1986
West Midlands County Council – China Town Design Study (WMPAC).

1986
West Midlands County Council – Soho Road Design Study (WMPAC).

1985–1987
West Midlands County Council – City of a Thousand Trades, Birmingham (WMPAC).

1985 International Workshop Programmes (Interlink)
Institute for Industrial Design, Warwsaw, Poland & Hermosillo, Mexico.

1985 Exhibition
'Works on Paper' Westhill College, Birmingham.

1985
Public Art Commissions Agency – Walsgrave Hospital Arts Programme.

1984–1985
West Midlands County Council – Bell Street Passage, Birmingham (WMPAC).

1983 Exhibition
'Artist in Schools' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

1982
Ikon Gallery – Dennis Oppenheim ‘Vibrating Forest’.

1982
Ikon Gallery – Dennis Oppenheim ‘Vibrating Forest’.

1980 Exhibition
'Recent Paintings' Stafford Art Gallery.

1979–1980
Herbert Art Gallery Research Assistant – Post-War Public Art in Coventry.

1979
Ikon Gallery – Jochen Gerz ‘The Depot Kulcher Piece#4’.


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2. Selected Research

2006
Action Research Evaluation On-Line programme with Southern Cross Institute of Action Research, Australia.

2002–2003
Audientia (Arts Council England - West Midlands)

1993
West Midlands Arts International Travel Bursary to USA to study current public art policies and practices (New York, Baltimore, Washington, Minneapolis/St Paul) – subsequent 1994 showing of Siah Armajani at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1993–1994
Policy Framework Document on Training for Professional Artists and Arts Administrators (with Lee Corner and Susan Jones) commissioned by West Midlands, East Midlands and Eastern Arts Boards

1986–1995
Documentation of public artists and public places in Paris (Forum des Halles 1986, La Villette 1992), New York (Battery Park 1993 & 1995), and Florence (Brunelleschi 1978 & 1994)

1979–1980
Researched and documented post–war public art strategies and gains in Coventry for the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.


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3. Awards

2011
Arts Council England, West Midlands for 'Meshwork Worcester'

2003 & 2004
Arts Council England, East Midlands for pro/POSIT’s 'Hinckley Building:Building Hinckley' feasibility study

2001
West Midlands Arts Creative Ambitions Award for Project q290

2000
Elected Fellow of the RSA (352643)

1994
Civic Trust Award (Centenary Square)

1993
West Midlands Arts International Travel Bursary – USA

1989
City of Birmingham Fine Art Award (shortlist)

1987
City of Birmingham Fine Art Award (WMPAC joint winner)

1978
West Midlands Arts Fine Art Award

1978
Royal College of Art Travel Bursary – Paris

1977
Royal College of Art Travel Scholarship – Florence

1975
Sir Whitworth Wallis

1974
E. E. Phipps


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4. Selected Bibliography & Publications

2013
Town & Country Planning Association: 'Improving Culture, Arts and Sporting Opportunities through Planning' (image)

2012
Richard Waite: 'Park Pavilion is reborn', Architects Journal, 14.06.2012

2010
Red Teapot Day publication (Janet Vaughan http://www.redteapot.co.uk)

2009
Kathryn Moore: 'Overlooking the Visual', Routledge (images)

2008
ixia text at http://www.ixia-info.com/director/davidpatten.htm

2007
'Stourport-on-Severn, Pioneer Town of the Canal Age': English Heritage

2007
a-n Collections: 'Playing Up' March 2007 at http://www.a-n.co.uk

2006
‘Stourport Sketchbook 2004-06' in Artist Professional Development (Longhouse)

2006
Case Study – Electric Wharf at http://www.publicartonline.org.uk

2005
‘Point of Change’ with British Waterways (pro/POSIT)

2004
Architecure Week East Midlands (pro/POSIT)

2004
‘Desirable Places’ (photographs): ixia

2004
Current Practice – Collaboration at www.publicartonline.org.uk

2004
'Beyond The Cut’: British Waterways

2003
‘If you always do…’ (PAF, MADE, PA-WM)

2002
Area (RIBA West Midlands) Issue 2

2001
‘Art or Atrocity’ Expo 24X7 (Cameo Media Holland)

2000
Architectural Supermodels: Tom Porter & John Neale

2000
Public Art Journal Vol 1 #3 2000 (Art & Social Exclusion)

1999
Public Art Journal Vol 1 #2 1999 (Sandwell Framework Public Art)

1998
Public Sculpture in Birmingham: George T. Noszlopy

1998
Public – Art – Space: PACA

1996
Discovering Birmingham: Birmingham Picture Library

1995
The Benefits of Public Art: Sarah Selwood/PSI

1995
Public Art – Waterfront City: CBDC/CBAT

1994/5
Blueprint: ‘Some sign that people…’ (Dec 1994/Jan 1995)

1992
Art in Public: Susan Jones/Artic Producers

1990
Tories up the Wall: R Magee, Evening Mail (March 1990)

1990
Les Dossiers de l’Art Public, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris

1990
Dead Artists: Artists Newsletter (October 1990)

1990
Jane Kelly – Black Paintings: Walsall Art Gallery (exhibition catalogue)

1989
Cader Idris: Terry Grimley, Birmingham Post (July 1989)

1989
Cader Idris: D Hadfield, Architects Journal (July 1989)

1989
Cader Idris: Ikon Gallery (exhibition catalogue with Ann Cullis)

1989
Artists Newsletter (September 1989)

1986
Stephen Cooper – 'A Year of Painting' Ikon Gallery (exhibition catalogue)


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5. Panelist & Memberships

2008 & 2009
Visiting tutor to MA Urban Design 'Art – Place – Landscape' module, Birmingham City University

2007
Mentor on Fierce Earth Momentum programme

2007
Explore Initiative Workshop Advisor - North Solihull Partnership/Solihull MBC

2007
Fermyn Woods International Arts Project - Consultation Group

2007
Midlands Architecture + the Designed Environment (MADE) - Design Review Panel Member

2006–2007
Ixia Working Group for Public Art Supplementary Planning Document guidance

2003
Midlands Architecture + the Designed Environment (MADE) - Review group for QE Hospital PFI Consort Group

2002–2003
Public Art and Its Audiences (West Midlands Arts)

2002
Birmingham Creative City Creative Design Task Group

2000–2002
Steering Group for MADE (Midlands Architecture + the Designed Environment)

1998–2003
Public Art Forum Executive Board Member

1998
Adviser to Lichfield District Council on architect procurement.

1996
Cambridge Training & Development GNVQ Working Group

1995
Arts Council of England Assessor (Ikon Gallery)

1987
Co-Founder Birmingham Art Trust

1986–1987
Steering Group for Public Art Commissions Agency

1985–1989
Ikon Gallery Council of Management

1984
Steering Group for the establishment of National Artists Association

1983–1999
West Midlands Arts Adviser including Visual Arts Panel (Chair 1986-88); General Arts Panel; Arts Policy Committee; Strategy Group for Architecture Policy

1983–1989
Art Link West Midlands Council of Management.


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