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Creativity and Critical Thinking, Dubai

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Encouraging Creative and Critical Thinking in Early Years Education by Pete Moorhouse, Dubai Date 18-19 march 2016 Location Dubai, UAE Hotel Holiday Inn Barsha, www.hialbarshadubai.com (special room rate for event) This course will focus on how to develop children’s creative thinking. We will gain an understanding of the … read more

North Bristol Arts Trail

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Paul Bullivant, Caroline Casswell, Mary Collett, Shelley Davies, Chuck Elliott, Pete Moorhouse and Fran Wardell North Bristol Artists Trail, Fri 27 to Sun 29 November 2015 You are cordially invited to the opening night at St Bart’s Church on Friday 27th November, from 7 to 9pm (Venue No 53) … read more

Made in Bristol TV

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Pete was featured in the news today on Made in Bristol TV . They focussed on his work going out to the Middle East and accomplishments in Bristol. Pete has work in several Bristol hospitals, health centres,schools,parks and cycle paths. Pete  was selected for the Sharjah’s yearly Islamic … read more

Bristol Post

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The Bristol Post picks up on Pete success in being invited to represent the UK at the Islamic Arts festival:   Man of steel: Bristol artist has work hand-picked for Islamic Arts Festival UAE Despite producing art seen by thousands of people in Bristol every day, Pete Moorhouse has … read more

Islamic Art Festival – UAE

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Pete’s work is selected to represent the UK in the prestigious Islamic Arts Festival. Sharjah’s yearly Islamic Arts Festival, now in its 18th edition, reinforces the emirate’s status of Middle Eastern cultural centre. Elected UNESCO’s Islamic Cultural Capital of the Arab World 2014, Sharjah has become the liveliest … read more

Aurora

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This sculpture combines themes found in Islamic Art – the symmetries found in nature and in the geometric motifs found in the tiling, engraving and architecture of Mosques. This work is a celebration of life – a celebration of light which supports and sustains life. The wave forms … read more

Kiftsgate Court Commission

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Pete was commissioned to create a large scale outdoor sculpture for Kiftsgate Court in Gloucestershire. The sculpture is a celebration of life. Celebrating plant forms and the cycle of new growth and regeneration. The overall form represents a leaf. Seeds, spores or pollen could be seen to be … read more

Country Life Magazine

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Pete’s sculpture is featured on the front cover of this month’s edition of Country Life.

New sculptural work

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Pete’s latest sculpture takes motifs found in tiling and screens in Mosques and works with these 2 dimensional patterns and and interpreting them in sculptural form. The pattern becomes endless as it connects around the sphere. Light interacts with the work – as the viewer walks around the sculpture the different … read more

Creative Woodwork in the Early Years

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Pete’s latest book “Woodwork in the Early Years” is published by Community Playthings. July 2015. The book aimed at teachers aims to encourage creative woodwork in early years settings. Request your free booklet in hard copy or pdf version from Community Playthings: Email: sales@communityplaythings.co.uk Tel : 0800 387 457 … read more

Creativity and Diversity in Education

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This event is part of the Festival of Education series from 3 – 15 June 2015. In this session we will gain a deeper understanding of creativity and explore what is important in early years development and how the ability to think creatively has a significant impact on … read more

Fresh Air 2015

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The year Pete has 3 sculptures at Fresh Air. Happening now until July 5th, open everyday 10am till 5pm! There is an extraordinary and unique contrast of traditionally modern sculpture, amongst exquisite contemporary work in the beautiful surrounding at the Old Rectory. Fresh Air 2015 takes place from … read more

Tottori Conference, Japan

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Pete was invited to Japan to speak at the National Conference in Tottori about creativity in Early Years Education.  Pete also delivered a series of woodwork workshops and participated in research meetings in Tokyo.

Bristol Bath Railway Commission

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Glade: A new sculpture for the Staple Hill section of the Bristol to Bath Railway Path. The sculptures context relates to the nearby Page Park.  Illuminated at night to give cycle users a point to navigate by in the dark. The artwork is made from stainless steel and cor-ten … read more

Bristol Children’s Hospital

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      New entrance artwork for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Collaboration with Dave Bain – illustrator. Working from Dave’s drawings Pete gave design advice and managed the fabrication and installation of the artworks. The sculptural works were for a new entrance at the Children’s Hospital – to way-mark the … read more

The English Garden Magazine

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Pete Moorhouse’s sculpture “Angel” was featured in The English Garden magazine . . The sculpture made from steel coated with zinc and paint takes pride of place in the Rose garden at Old Bladbean Stud Gardens  

Khatim

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Pete’s Sculpture Khatim. This artwork explores designs in Islamic art. It is created from eclipsed moons. The intention of the artwork is convey harmony and infinity. There is a sense of flow and connection that runs through the work. The work is available in a limited edition. Made from … read more

Deep Flower

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Sound artist creates new ambient track based on Collected Consciousness sculpture in Brandon Hill park. The musician behind deep flower is Remigijus Miknevicius

Bristol to Bath Railway Path Commission

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Pete has been selected to create a new sculpture for the Bristol to Bath railway path near Staple Hill in Bristol. We are hoping to have this new work designed and installed in the next few months.

The Sunday Times

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Pete Moorhouse’s sculpture “Angel” was featured in the Sunday Times’ article about Old Bladbean Stud gardens . Five interlinked gardens are spread over 3 acres, all designed and maintained by Carol Bruce and each with its own distinct purpose and theme. The sculpture made from steel coated with zinc and paint … read more

Mud kitchen

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This was a project to create a mud kitchen area in the garden for St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre in central Bristol. This was an extended learning project lasting several weeks. The children we fully involved in designing and making the mud kitchen. As part of the project … read more

Horfield Health Centre Installation

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This installation at Horfield was a collaboration with Dutch artist Remco Kingsman. Doctors were keen that the Health Centre look more welcoming and brighten up the neighbourhood.  The figures on the from wall originate form Pete’s human series – and form a flock of figures in abstracted poses … read more

Graduate School of Education – Creativity

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Encouraging creativity in early years education 12 June 2014 , 5 pm Please register for this event. 5pm – 7pm, room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA. Download a copy of the poster. Abstract In this session we will gain a deeper understanding of creativity and explore what is important in … read more

Fox Park Gateway Sculpture

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The sculpture for Fox Park in Easton, Bristol was installed. This sculpture was commissioned by the friends of the park. The work was designed s a gateway sculpture identifying the park and it celebrates aspects of the local history.          

New sculptural work

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This new sculpture was unveiled at the North Bristol Arts Trail. The sculpture is created from Cor-ten steel which seals itself as it rusts – producing a rich orange oxide coating and protecting the steel to ensure durability in the long term. The sculptural form references the neuron … read more

North Bristol Arts Trail

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23rd – 24th November 2013 Over 100 artists exhibiting in more than 50 venues. Hello and welcome to the 2013 North Bristol Art Trail. This is very special time of year when a huge number of local artists, from first-time exhibitors to gallery-pros, show their work and invite … read more

Brandon Hill Park Sculpture

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Collected Consciousness is installed in the old bowling green at Brandon Hill Park, Bristol. The sculpture was commissioned by the Friends of Brandon Hill Park for a newly landscaped space which was previously a bowling green. The spherical form of the sculpture is informed by the design of … read more

Luton Dunstable Guided Busway Sculptures

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Concluding a two year project, after working closely with a number of local schools and colleges and stakeholders, five large scale sculptures were installed on the busway route. Made from stainless steel the sculpture depict important aspects of the contemporary local history and surroundings. The busway is due … read more

St Werburgh’s Park Nursery

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To conclude an Artist residency programme working at St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre Pete worked with children to create this artwork for the front entrance to the school. Pete had previous led workshops where the children investigated intelligent materials and natural arrangements and then developed … read more

Graduate School of Education Exhibition

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As Artist in Residence at St Werburghs’s Park Nursery School I helped set up an exhibition to showcase the children’s learning focussing on their work with natural materials and woodwork. The children made two sculptures for the exhibition and I provided workshops during the day. Sculptor Pete Moorhouse … read more

Southmead Hospital – Cotswold Clinic Opening

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Pete Moorhouse has worked over the past year re-designing and renovating the courtyard in Cotswold Clinic,Southmead Hospital. The previous courtyard was in desperate need of a makeover being unsafe and in a state of disrepair. The new landscaping was designed by Pete Moorhouse and groundworks were carried out … read more

Fresh Air 2013

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Check out the installation Congregation. It is  part of the exhibition at Fresh Air in Quenington. The biennial sculpture exhibition that provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of traditionally modern and cutting-edge contemporary work in a stunning outdoor setting. Fresh Air 2013 will take place from Sunday … read more

Sculpture at Berwick Lodge

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  Pete is exhibiting works at Berwick Lodge throughout 2013. See the sculptures and combine your visit with afternoon tea, fine dining in the restaurant or an overnight stay. The hotel gardens provide a wonderful location to view the sculptures in the outdoor environment. In addition in the gardens there are several neo-classical sculptures. Berwick Lodge opened in September … read more

Easter Sculpture Exhibition

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Magical driftwood horses with flowing manes, towering Islamic stainless steel sculptures, shimmering silver birds and ceramic water bowls inspired by water lilies in Thailand are just a few of the delights to be seen at the Botanic Garden this Easter.  Designs have been created in wood, stone, metalwork, … read more

Our Collective Consciousness installed

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  This work was installed at the Quenington Sculpture Trust ready for the exhibition in June. It is an installation of thirty stainless steel heads that gently move in the wind. The stainless steel captures the surrounding as well as heads reflecting on each other. It can be interpreted to contain hidden dialogues and … read more

Early Years Conference

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Pete delivered a keynote speech at the South Gloucestershire Early Years Conference. 250 delegates attended the conference at the University of the West of England from the south west region. Pete’s presentation was about creativity, Reggio Emila and woodwork in Early Years education. He was joined by Professor Mari Mori from Japan, … read more

Brandon Hill Commission, Bristol

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Pete Moorhouse won the commission to create a new sculpture for Brandon Hill in Bristol. The project will involve the Friends of Brandon Hill and local schools. The sculpture is due to be completed by the summer.

Meridian sculpture installed

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This sculpture was installed today. Its is 2 tonnes and made from ships plate. It was installed by engineers from Falmouth Ship Yard.  It was a complex design needing precise calculations but fortunately the installation went smoothly.             This sculpture can be seen to be a … read more

Sculpture installed in Cornwall

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The steel sculpture, Zenith was installed in Cornwall. Installed during high wind and rain, fabricators from Falmouth Ship Yard battled the elements to erect the 2 tonne artwork.  This sculpture can be seen to encompass a spherical form – defined by the negative space. The surrounding steel forms an endless … read more

Cycle Path Sculpture installed

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The final work  from the Concorde Cycle Path project was installed. The project involved pupils from Patchway Community College, Bradley Stoke Community College and Abbey Wood Community College.       This artwork was part funded by John Lewis.  The work is sited at Cribbs Causeway close to … read more

Cycle Path Sculpture installed

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One of the final works from the Concorde Cycle Path project was installed. The project involved pupils from Patchway Community College, Bradley Stoke Community College and Abbey Wood Community College. This artwork was part funded by Rolls Royce.          

New work – Azimuth

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Unveiled on the North Bristol Art’s Trail. This sculpture is an exploration into negative space and three dimensional drawing. It also plays with the material properties of steel in terms of balance and gravity. It is a sculpture resulting from explorations for a commission to create a monumental gateway sculpture … read more

North Bristol Arts Trail

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Paul Bullivant, Mary Collett, Shelley Davies, Chuck Elliott and Pete Moorhouse North Bristol Artists, Fri 23 to Sun 25 November 2012 You are cordially invited to the opening night at St Bart’s Church on Friday 23rd November, from 7 to 9pm (Venue No 32) Once again, the North … read more

Creativity training

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Professional development workshop for teachers and nursery staff  Encouraging Creativity in the new EYFS. Pete Moorhouse and Cate Peel from Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre are running a CPD workshop looking at developing and encouraging creativity and creative thinking in early years settings especially in relation … read more

IKEA interventions

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I was commissioned by IKEA Bristol to explore IKEA products in creative ways as part of their 25 year celebrations of being in the UK. Many whimsical concepts and design ideas evolved from this project. My starting point was to do away with function! Some art works created were installed … read more

The Luton Dunstable Busway sculptures finalised

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These are the four designs that were chosen by the local community to be sited at bus stops along the busway. Members of the public voted on 22 potential designs relating to different aspects of Dunstable and Houghton Regis. The sculpture maquettes were on display in Houghton Regis and … read more

Icarus – Wall relief

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This month I completed a new work Icarus, commissioned by a private client for a contemporary garden. The work gives a sense of movement and flight, the arcs could be seen to be circling the sun and falling to ground as they get too close. The work is … read more

Rococo Gardens Exhibition

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Art in The Garden is the Cotswolds newest annual garden art exhibition. I will be exhibiting two works in the Painswick Rococo Garden throughout August. Annually throughout August the Rococo Garden, Painswick plays host to some of the most exciting and creative artists currently working. The exhibition is predominantly … read more

Sound Garden Project

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This was a project to create a sculptural sound garden for St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre in central Bristol. This was an extended learning project lasting over 7 months. It was officially opened on July 13 and there was a press launch with the Evening Post. The … read more

Sudeley Castle Exhibition

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I am exhibiting work at Sudeley Castle as part of a group exhibition.  The Sudeley Castle Gardens have become known nationally and internationally as an outstanding venue for garden and landscape art. This summer Winds Of Change Gallery has partnered with Lady Ashcombe from Sudley Castle to create … read more

Book launch

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Woodwork in Early Years Education by Pete Moorhouse is published.  82 Pages 94 Images. This book covers in considerable depth the impact woodworking can have in Early Years education. It looks in detail at the many learning and development outcomes and gives a comprehensive account of what you need … read more

Moncreiff-Bray Gallery Exhibition

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I am exhibiting work at the Moncreiff-Bray Gallery in Sussex.   The exhibition runs from 19th May – 24th June. The fifth annual sculpture exhibition coincides with the Chelsea Flower Show and features work by 20 artists. It takes place in the three acre gardens of Woodruffs Farm, Petworth, … read more

Nursery World Feature Article – Creative Woodwork

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This month I have a feature article published in Nursery World. The article goes into depth, looking at the learning and development associated with woodwork as well as addressing practitioner concerns.  It  gives advice on how to get started, which tools and woods are best and example of … read more

New artwork for the Concorde Cycle Path

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This sculpture was installed on the Concorde cycle Path network, Bristol as part of a series of works to enhance the cycle paths. This work was commissioned by Patchway District Council. It was designed by pupils from Patchway Community College in year 10. The striking work is located … read more

University of Bristol, Botanic Garden Exhibition

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The exhibition to open the garden’s 2012 season, will take place from Good Friday [April 6] to Easter Monday [April 9] from 10 am to 5 pm. The metalwork, stained glass, steel, wood, paper and glass sculptures will be sited in strategic positions around the garden forming a … read more

Introducing young children to working with wood

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I have an article published in Early Years Update magazine encouraging teachers in Early Years settings to offer creative woodwork. The article explains the benefits of woodwork in terms of learning and development and gives practical suggestions to getting started.    

New Work – Azure

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The sculpture responds to its location in Cornwall, relating to the open vista and the quality of the sky. The sculpture also suggests elements of nature; sail forms representing the wind and the spherical negative space representing the moon and sun. Its tall rising form can be seen … read more

New work – Samsara

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This is a new sculpture created for a private garden in Cornwall that opens to the public as part of the NGS. Samsara means continuous flow in Sanskrit referring to the cycle of birth, life death and rebirth of reincarnation in Buddhism and Hinduism. The form of the … read more

Woodworking wonders!

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I have an article published in Early Years Educator encouraging teachers in Early Years settings to offer creative woodwork. The article explains the benefits of woodwork in terms of learning and development.