JOHN SPENCE • artist • musician
John Spence Curriculum Vitae
Born 1944
Trained 1962-67 Nottingham College of Art
1964 Awarded travelling scholarship
1967-69 Slade School postgraduate
1971 Leicester University Atd
Taught 1970 Nottingham Polytechnic Film Studies
1972 Roland Green Bilateral School
1974-89 Clarendon College of Further Education
1989-94 West Notts College of Further Education

Ten works have been purchased by the Arts Council of Great Britain and have toured at home and abroad in mixed Arts Council Exhibitions. Represented in a number of private collections in this country. Entry in the Handbook of British Painters 1900-1980 published by Scolar Press in 1992.

Group Exhibitions:
1963 Nottingham Castle mixed summer show
1967 Greater Nottingham Artists, Coventry College of Art
1968 Rosh Pinah International Art, London Collegiate Building
(with Tim Armstrong)
1969 Slade Postgraduate Show, Friar Lane Gallery, Nottingham
(with Alan Atkinson)
Hull University Drama Department (with Alan Atkinson)
1967-69 Involved in St Katherine's Dock space project with Bridget Riley
1974 British Painting 1974 at the Hayward Gallery, London
1976 "The Deck of Cards" at JPL Gallery, Davies Street, London, W1
1978 Nottingham Playhouse Christmas Show (with Alan Atkinson)
1980 "The Deck of Cards" published as cards, posters and postcards
1981-82 Fragments Against Ruin (A Journey through Modern Art) -an Arts Council travelling show to Nottingham. Sheffield, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bradford, Hull, Durham, Bilston.
1986 Urban Landscapes - An Arts Council Travelling Show to Warwick, Batley, Stirling, Tamworth, Oldham, Brighouse,Derby, Southport, Barnsley, Southampton, Nottingham.
1997 Nottinghamshire and its Buildings at The Pierrepoint Gallery, Thoresby Park, Notts
2014 Visiting Artist at Southwell Open Studios, Southwell, Notts.

One Man Shows:
1970 Paintings and Drawings at Trent Polytechnic
1972 Paintings and Drawings at Hyson Green Community Center
1973 Paintings and Drawings at Hyson Green Community Center
1976 Paintings and Drawings at Gallery 273, Mile End Road, London
1980 Seventy Paintings at Nottingham Castle
1996-97 "Promenades" Paintings at the Atrium Gallery, Derby
1999 St Mary's Chambers, 50 High Pavement, Nottingham
2000 Langar Hall, Langar, Notts
2000 St Stephens Church, Sneinton, Nottingham.

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