Thursday, 31 December 2009
Harvey Hood was born in Staffordshire and studied at Birmingham College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, where he gained an M.A. degree. He came to Wales shortly after to teach in the Sculpture Department of Cardiff College of Art (now UWIC) where he eventually became Head of Sculpture. He has completed residencies in Norway and Finland and many commissions during the period 1971-1996. He is also the Director of the Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop and has initiated and worked on many projects with visiting artists from Norway, India, Japan and the USA. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and now devotes all his time to his own practice and directing the Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, having retired from teaching. Harvey Hood has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. He has work in private and public collections including The National Museum and Galleries Wales; The Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsco, Museum Nadwislandski; Kazimierz Dolny, Poland; The Tate Gallery Education Department; Porkkana Collection, Nyktaiteen Museum Helsinki, Finland; The Arts Council of Great Britain and South West Arts.