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Richard Higlett as curator of The Witching Hour

from GMP website http://www.goatmajorprojects.com

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As part of Cardiff Contemporary, Goat Major Projects will presenting

its 7th Project: The Witching Hour. This will feature the creation of a

sonique lounge in the Canton based project space. The lounge will play a

programme of sound art by artists based in Wales.

The title ‘The Witching Hour’ is influenced by the writings of David Toop

whose book ‘Haunted Weather’ refers to sound as being uncanny and

other worldly. Selection of artists has been through an open call ending

midnight 1st October 2012. The project will also have 2 performances at

midnight during the exhibition as artists call upon the witching hour for

evidence confirming sound is a vehicle for conveying the physical

presence of things and people.

Biog:
Arts and Related Employment

Richard Higlett is an artist who works across a range of media and as part of this artistic practice he also curates. He works equally with galleries and in the public realm. Previously he has presented installations, sound projects, public interventions and podcasts along with paintings, sculpture and film works. He has shown work throughout the UK and internationally in Montreal, Bruno, New York and Venice, Italy.
Before returning to full-time education at 25, he was a qualified Stress Engineer, he graduated with a BA (hons) Fine Art in 1994 and an MA Fine Art in 2001. From 1997 to 2002 he was Chair of Top Floor Studios and trustee at Spike Island, Bristol. In 2005 he won the Oriel Davis Open and worked as Arts Portfolio Manager at Cardiff Council, initiating the first Cardiff Contemporary. In 2007, he set up Artist Resource Cardiff now ArtCardiff and co-founded Mermaid and Monster an artist-led curatorial agency. In 2009, he was acting Project Manager for Wales at the Venice Biennale and subsequent international exhibition tour. During this period he was also a consultant for the Arts Council of Wales in relation to artists’ professional development. In 2010, he was also a Projects Manager for Wales Arts International and developed the ‘Sound Car’ project. In 2011, he co-founded Goat Major Projects a flexible project space in Cardiff, curating 4 of the 6 shows in the first year programme including The Witching Hour: Artists from Wales using sound. In 2012,he was the first Glynn Vivian Gallery Artist in Residence, exhibited as part of Soundworks, ICA, London and presented a series of public interventions as part of UNSEEN: Experimentica at Chapter, Cardiff. A previous advisor for the AXIS Artists Database, he has had numerous texts on artists published on-line while he is a qualified teacher and experienced part-time lecturer.
He is an invited artist member of the Contemporary Art Society, London and in 2013 is a recipient of a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales researching the idea of a creative practice that is a hybrid of artist and curator.

Curriculum Vitae

Richard Higlett DOB: 27/08/66
Nationality : UK British, Currently Based Cardiff, Wales, UK
E: richardhiglett@mac.com
W: http://www.richardhiglett.com / http://www.goatmajorprojects.com
T: +44(0)447901527083

Recent Solo exhibitions
2012 Endless Kiss, Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2011 Welcome to Your World, G39, Cardiff Wales, UK
2011 Song of the Years End, (l:l)WWSOTA, Camarthen, Wales, UK
2010 Phantasien, (l:l) Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK
2007 Unbound (Cinema Screenings), Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Some Group exhibitions
2013 Farm Shop, Nantyffin Studio, Penycae, Wales UK
2012 Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2012 Soundworks, ICA London, UK
2012 Man Don’t Give a F***, Flash Motorcade, Bristol, UK
2011 The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK
2011 Nothing Gold Can Stay, Angelika, High Wycombe, UK
2011 Matt Roberts Salon, Matt Roberts Gallery, London, UK
2011 Rhodio, Pane Vino e San Daniele, Venice, Italy
2011 Sounds of the Valley, Pontadawe Art Centre, Wales, UK
2010 The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK
2010 We Have The Mirrors, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK
2009 Extrordinary Days, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK
2008 A Song for Jack, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK
2008 Comic Ladder, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2008 If you build it they will come, G39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2008 Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
2008 Welsh Artist of the Year, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2008 Re:Drawing, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown Wales, UK
2007 6 in 6 weeks, Moot Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2006 Undercover, Oriel Davies gallery, Newtown, Wales, UK
2005 Flourish, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
2005 Anima, Gallery B-312, Montreal, Canada
Future:
2014 Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK.

As Curator
2013 Tips For Artists (Co-curator) Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2012 The Witching Hour Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2012 Scalped, Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales,UK
2012 Assembled at Home: Mike Murray, Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2011 HowThelightgetsin, Hay festival, UK
2008 Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London UK
2007 Loners’ Island, G39, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2000 Dealers In Junk, The Annex, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK
Future
2013 Michael Cousin, Goat Major projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2013 Rebellottery, Goat Major projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK

As Gallerist
2012-present
Co-founder of Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Wales, UK
http://www.goatmajorprojects.com

Live/Performance
2012 Sound Car, Bangor Soiund City, Bangor, Wales, UK
2009 SoundPOOL, Sound Festival Cologne and on-line Global.
2008 A Song for Jack, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK
2008 Spin, Artcast Folly, Podcast UK-based organisation.
2008 A Home in Distant Stars, The Daily Constitutional, broadcast New York, USA.

Intervention
2013 Red Rats, during Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
2012 A These Worlds Are Yours Except… With band Bear-man, Cardiff, UK
2003 10,000 Reflective Copper Discs, Urban Legacies:
Aint no love in the heart of the city, CBAT & public sites, Cardiff, UK

Initiated Projects
2012 Cardiff Contemporary Open Studios Project, Cardiff UK
2011 Dont Shoot The Messenger, Mobile Sound Art Gallery, Various UK
2008 ARC Artists Resource Cardiff, On-line, South Wales UK
2007 Mermaid and Monster, On-line, UK

Competitions, prizes and awards
2013Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff UK
2005Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff UK
2005 1st prize Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown Wales, UK

Residencies
2012 Gylnn Vivian Gallery Residency, Swansea, Wales, UK
2011 /12 Chapter Studios Residency, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Selected Publications
2008 Re:Drawing Catalogue
2008 Re-Imaging Wales
2006 Anima Catalogue
2005 Flourish Catalogue

Member of Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

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