Recent public commissions include a series of large scale sculptures for the Luton to Dunstable busway, a courtyard renovation at Southmead Hospital, Brsitol and a sculpture for Brandon Hill Park in Bristol.
Throughout 2014 Pete is exhibiting works at Berwick Lodge. The hotel is located close to Bristol – enjoy the sculptures along with afternoon tea or fine dining in the restaurant. See the News section for more info.
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.
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 undertakes artist residencies and 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 also delivers a series of teacher training sessions promoting creativity and has written several journal articles and a book.