Pete sculptures were recently exhibited at the prestigious Islamic Arts Festival in Sharjah, UAE.
Pete has many Public artworks throughout Bristol located in Hospitals, Schools, Public Parks, Health Centres, and Cycle Paths
Pete Moorhouse specialises in creating steel sculpture for the outdoor environment. His sculptural practice encompasses abstract and contemporary figurative work. The sculptures share a strong minimal aesthetic emphasising the form with strong lines. The sculptures are finished to a high quality to be durable in the elements.
Sculptures can be ordered from his portfolio and commissions for new work are undertaken with an emphasis on creating new work that is site specific. Pete exhibits regularly throughout the country and has work in several collections here in the UK and overseas. For current and up-coming exhibitions see the sculpture page. Worldwide delivery available
Pete has undertaken many prestigious public art commissions around the country for hospitals, cycle paths, libraries, and schools. Emphasis is placed on public consultation and community involvement in public art projects. Commissioners include Rolls Royce, The NHS, John Lewis, County Councils and IKEA.
Innovation is important to Pete and he is continually experimenting with new concepts and forms of sculptural expression as well as investigating new processes and techniques to continue to move his practice forward. He was awarded a research and professional development grant from the Arts Council to investigate new innovative practices.
Pete is also keen to encourage creativity in education. He delivers workshops in schools including Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education. Pete has worked with many schools to create permanent artwork for the school taking pupils through the entire design process. The finished artworks make a striking addition to the school environment.
Pete has over 20 years’ experience of working as an Artist Educator. The focus of his work is on encouraging creative and critical thinking in young children. He is the author of “Woodwork in Early Years Education” and has had several journal articles published in the educational press. He delivers CPD training, workshops and conference presentations throughout the UK and overseas. His work is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, an Associate trainer for Early Education and a trainer for Bristol Teaching Schools Consortium.
More info on Pete’s Education and Training Website:
The Sultan viewing Pete’s sculpture in UAE: