What others say
“Pete worked on the Luton Dunstable Busway project for 18 months. This was a project to create five large public artworks reflecting elements of contemporary history. As part of the project he organised and delivered a series of workshops for local schools. Pete also conducted a number of public consultations with the local community.
Pete is very organised and professional. He takes initiative and has a good overview of the public art process. He was very good at communication with all stakeholders involved.
Pete delivered five outstanding large scale stainless steel sculpture. The designs were striking and reflected the theme very well. Pete also listened and incorporated elements into the design from the workshops and consultations. The sculptures were fabricated to an extremely high standard, produced on time and delivered great value for money.
The installation of the artworks went very smoothly and they have now become part of the local landscape. Pete documented the whole project on a dedicated website that he created which was a great way to keep the entire process visible and engaging.
It was a pleasure to work with Pete on this project and we would highly recommend him for other Public Art projects.”
“Thanks to Pete for all his hard work and perseverance in completing this project for us. The schools he worked with were truly enthused by his approach and the opportunity to see their work installed on the cycle track. He really worked over and above the original brief to ensure the best outcome possible.”
Alison Catlin, Arts Development Officer, South Gloucestershire Council.
Peter was selected for the Hamworthy Library commission on the evidence and quality of his diverse practice in previous commissions and the range of his concepts and designs employed. His approach to school and community workshops was refreshing and his methods of creative involvement; effective and inspiring during the project’s concept design stages. This preparatory work enabled Peter to design a series of bold and striking interventions which have been installed both inside the building and within the landscaped area outside. The selection panel found Peter a pleasure to work with, due to his organisational skills and professionalism and we have been very pleased with the value for money that his involvement in this commission has demonstrated.
Nicky Whittingham Public Art Officer Borough of Poole
The Year 1 Sculpture project with Pete Moorhouse gave the children a unique and hugely rewarding learning experience. The children were able to drive the project from the outset and their ideas were fully incorporated into the final design. Pete linked really effectively with the teaching team, the leadership team and the parents. The children had the opportunity to explore, plan and design and create a fantastic sculpture. They were given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge across the learning areas. Pete made really meaningful ICT links, including a blog, to develop and extend the project. They have shaped their learning environment and improved the play space significantly. We have had enormously positive feedback from parents, staff and visitors alike. We are delighted to recommend Pete Moorhouse as an outstanding practitioner who is able to engage effectively with early years pupils.
Ashley Down Infant School, Bristol
From beginning to end Pete worked with the children’s ideas – guiding and encouraging them, suggesting alternative ways of developing the plans and sketches – but he never took control away from the children. The pupils were enthused, motivated and inspired and the finished product is a stunning addition to the school environment and, judging by the praise and positive comment we have received from local people, something that enhances the local community as well.
We feel very proud of the work that the children did with Pete and believe that the pupils were able to share in something very special working alongside him. The process and the end product were both of the highest standard – a testament to the approach Pete takes in his work.
I would whole heartedly recommend Pete to work with groups of school children – he shows professionalism, humour, empathy, understanding, warmth and a commitment to producing high quality work alongside children.
Headteacher, Ashley Down Primary School
Early Years Education
We are delighted to recommend Pete Moorhouse as an outstanding practitioner who is able to engage effectively with early years pupils.
Susie Weaver Head Teacher
We thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Pete for our Year 1 sculpture project. The main reason for this was the infectious way he involved everyone in our team. The teachers, children and parents were motivated from the very start and were expertly led by him at every stage of the process. He found out the bits we knew and took us through our next steps, positively promoting maximum creativity! We always had fun and from the very first session a buzz of enjoyment rippled through each session. The outcomes for the children spread far and wide; from working alongside each other to cutting pieces of wood with a saw to seeing our final, fantastic sculpture. A big thank you to Pete for an immensely enjoyable and exciting time.
Ashley Down Infants year 1 team
The session was really useful and informative. It was really inspiring and thought provoking and has really got me thinking. The great visual images really brought ideas to life. Wonderful dynamic ideas for activities. Great passionate delivery. Thank you.
It was a brilliant session – relaxed and informative. Right balance between presentation and practical work. The warm up was great! Thank You.
We are absolutely delighted with our sculptures, they look amazing. The weather today is just glorious, allowing me to take in the changes, what with the shadows and reflections, they look different from every angle, each time you look at them, fantastic!
Shirley Williams, Cornwall
“Moorhouse’s work is restrained and rigorous. It is deliberately kept minimal avoiding superfluous ornamentation and distracting effects and thus has a strong impact and communicates clearly. The influence of Minimalism is particularly evident with their strict geometries, seriality and preference for monochromaticism, which emphasise the works form and content”
Museum of Modern Art, Wales.
“The evaluations about your presentation were extremely positive, with delegates
commenting on how much they had learnt and how engaging you were”
Frances Shillaber – Early Years Adviser
“Pete Moorhouse was a Keynote speaker at our Early years conference this year. The feedback from the conference was how the early years practitioners loved the way he spoke with so much passion about woodwork and how he made the whole process of working with wood so simple. Practitioners found it will be easy to implement it within their own setting.” – “we wanted to do woodwork in our setting but we didn’t know where to start, Pete has given us everything we need to start, thank you” “thank you Pete, for supplying us with all the resources list, risk assessments and supplier, I am ready to make a go of it!
Panna Nagar – Conference organiser