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Born in Garstang, Lancashire in 1973 Adrian Pritchard first started exhibiting in Cornwall where studied at Falmouth College of Arts. It was in Cornwall Adrian developed the language for the organic fluid elements in his work and subsequently was awarded a travel bursary to Japan in 1997 where he eventually became artist in residence to the plateau of a Volcano Asama Yama. Returning in 1999 to London to complete his Masters at the Slade School of Art his work appears in numerous collections including the One Aldwych Collection and the British Embassy in Tokyo.

More Recently Adrian developed Osmosis Machine a kinetic glooping tower installation which evolves and grows into colourful patterns and stalactite formations. The critically acclaimed art work received the visitors choice award for "The Neo Art Prize 2013" and since 2015 "Osmosis Machine" has toured extensively from the Newcastle "Centre for Life Museum" to "The Newlyn & Exchange Gallery" Cornwall supported by Arts Council England.

" I make work that attempts to redefine our relationship with matter by using gravity, the very force that universally dictates form. By working with the tensions between friction and fluidity, the dynamic and the static, the imposed geometry of the support/venue and the inherent viscosity of commercial substances, I explore the on-going visual aesthetic. Just as a research scientist sets up the parameters of an experiment, I set up the ground upon which the interaction of self-regarding man and nature can take place, and the resulting work moves from matter to metaphor.” Adrian Pritchard


Adrian Pritchard CV

1973                     Born Garstang Lancashire, England


1998-2001           Slade School of Fine Art UCL London MFA Fine Art
1995-1998           Falmouth College of Arts UCF Cornwall BA Hons Distinction
1994-1995           Blackpool & The Fylde College (Foundation Art Dip Distinction)
1992-1994           Blackpool & The Fylde College (Illustration Design Dip Distinction)


Not for profit Companies

2012-present       Osmosis Projects
2007-present       Blackpool Arts Dept BADept Studio Gallery
2001-2004           Blackhorse Studios London

Adrian Pritchard Solo Exhibitions

2017                     Adrian Pritchard 20Years Painting Retrospective Blackpool University Centre
2015                     Osmosis Machine Bolton Neo/Moorgate group
                              Osmosis Machine Newcastle Centre for Life
                              Catto Gallery Portugal
                              Osmosis Machine Newlyn & Exchange Cornwall
2013                     40 Play BADept Blackpool
2012                     Osmosis Machine - Supercollider Blackpool
                              Osmosis Machine - Royal Exchange Manchester
2010/11              Unsteady States Culture Shops Project Blackpool
2009                     Superfluous Storey Creative Industries Centre Lancaster
                              Un-Strung Theory Hive Gallery Yorkshire
2008                     String Theory Un-Made Fest International Gallery Liverpool
2007                     eu-sta-cy  Comme Ca Art / Lowry Hotel Manchester
                              Osmosis Kilnhouse Gallery Thornton Windmill
2003                     Flux & Fusion Catto Contemporary London
2002                     Cubes Glaxo Smith Kline Harlow
1999                     Mirror of Self Ginza Gallery House Tokyo
                              Mirror of Self Tsumagoi Art Fest Japan
1997                     Here and Now Miki Gallery Ginza Tokyo
                              Falmouth College of Arts Gallery Cornwall

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017                     Down By the Riverside Arts Festival Lancashire
                              Kinetica The Thin Veil  London
2016                     New Mills Arts Festival Derbyshire
                              The Lucky Jotter Blackpool University Centre
2015                     Eureka! Art Pavilion London
                              Osmosis Machine International Maker Fair Newcastle
                              Catto Gallery Summer Show Portugal
                              Supercollider Abingdon Studios Blackpool
2014                     Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations Blackpool
                              West Coast FYC Blackpool
2013                     Neo Art prize Bolton
                              Through Neo Gallery Bolton
2012                     Osmosis Machine Manchester Science Festival
                              Beyond the Material World York
                              John Ruskin Prize Coniston Cumbria
                              Pop, Print & Stitch Marburae Gallery Cheshire
                              LAN Oxheys Mill Studios Preston
2011                     11:11 Bricklane London
2010                     Culture Shops 2nd round Blackpool
                              Visual Arts & Business Salford
                              Art 2010 London
2009                     Visual Arts & Business London
                              Fylde Creatives FYC Gallery Blackpool
2008                     Hive Gallery  Yorkshire
                              Un-Made Liverpool Biennial
                              Chocolate Factory London
                              Miniature Focus Newcastle
                              BUY ART ibis Manchester
                              Timescapes, BADept Blackpool
                              Art 2008 London
2007                     WesterGasFabriek, Amsterdam
                              Grundy Gallery Blackpool
                              Grand Designs, NEC Birmingham
2006                     Red Wire Gallery Liverpool Biennial
                              Grundy Gallery Blackpool
                              Round One Way Wolstenholme Liverpool Biennial
                              New Trends in Painting Leicester City Gallery
                              Comme Ca Artists Lowry Hotel Manchester
2005                     North West Prize Art Gene Gallery Cumbria
                              Comme Ca Artists Lowry Hotel Manchester
                              Sefton Open Atkinson Gallery Southport
                              Naked Wall Westbourne Studios London
2004                     Big Art Challenge Lowry Museum
                              Line and Form Stephen Lacey Gallery London
                              Blackhorse Studios London
2003                     Art 2003 London
                              Blackhorse Studios London
2002                     F-EST London
                              Art 2002 London
                              Catto Contemporary London
                              Blackhorse Studios London
2001                     International Omori Bellport Japan
                              Lift Off Catto Contemporary London
                              New Convertible Kinnijoespace Hamburg Germany
                              Pentagon Award Beatrice Royal Gallery East Leigh
                              New Bloomsbury’s Scarlet Maguire Gallery London
                              Paton World Paton Gallery London
                              Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show London
                              Art Factory Tokyo
2000                     Tyohu International Tokyo
                              Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show London
                              NAU Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
1999                     Come Hell or High Water Penzance
1997                     Quality of Light St Ives

Curated exhibitions

2015                     Eureka! Art Pavilion Mile End London
2014                     Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations Blackpool
2009                     Helena Ben Zenou Architecture of Pleasure Blackpool University Centre
                              Michael Cassidy Narcissus BADept Gallery
                              Kit Abramson" I shave Tennis Balls rather than peal vegetables" BADept Gallery
                              Clare Chapman " Phantasmagoria" BADept Gallery
2008                     Timescapes, BADept studio Gallery Blackpool
2002 -2004          Blackhorse Studios Open London
2001                     New Bloomsbury's London

Community Workshops

2017                     Art Bots Science Week Grundy Gallery
                              Gloop Workshops DBRS Festival Lancashire
2016                     Left Coast  Cardboard Dens Constructions
                              Glow in the Dark Gloop Workshops Grundy Gallery
2015                     Gloop Express Bolton Market Place
                              Gloop Express Newcastle Life Centre
                              Gloop Express Newlyn and Exchange Gallery
                              Left Coast Mereside fun day Cardboard Den Constructions
2014                     Meccano Bolton Arts Centre Museum
                              Avant Gardening Creative Spaces
                              Marsh Mill Meccano Workshops
                              Inventor Shed Stanley Park
                              Inventor Shed Mereside
                              Fun Palaces weekend  BaseLine Blackpool
2013                     Animal X Workshops BADept Gallery
                              Fylde Coast Scouts Science Badge awards
2012                     Royal Exchange Theatre Gloop Olympics
2009                     Architecture of Pleasure Badept studios gallery



Most Recent Press Publications include

2015                    The Bolton News "Gloopy mad science"23/03/15
                              Crack Arts Magazine April edition Newcastle
                              Osmosis Machine maker Fair The Chronicle Newcastle
                              Osmosis Machine maker Fair The Journal Newcastle
                              Essential Algarve June/July
                              Silent Witness TV series
                              Bolton FM
2014                     Alt Blackpool
                              Blackpool Gazette Artist of the week
                              Adrian seeks new Leonardo
2013                     Neo Art Prize
2012                     Blackpool Cuture Shops Legacy Art Book
                              Blackpool Gazette "Art for Ade's Sake"

                              York The Press - Seeing Beyond The Material World

                              Manchester Science Festival Brochure
2011                     Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester program publications
2010                     Lancashire Arts Network  Maintaining the Momentum
                              Blank Pages Issue 29: Hive gallery
                              Blackpool Gazette Art Works for Empty Shop
                              Creative Times Blackpool Rock and an Art Place
                              BBC Lancashire BADept Gallery
2009                     Lancaster Guardian “Superfluous”
                              Blackpool Gazette “Superfluous”
                              South lakes “Lunacy Review”
                              Grazia magazine Lauren Laverne BBC Culture Show
                              British Architects Journal “Un Strung Theory”
                              Sheffield Telegraph “Unstrung Theory”
                              Barnsley Chronicle “Gloopiest Show”
                              Visual Arts and Business Catalogue / Arts Council England



2015                     Arts Council England Grants for the Arts for Osmosis Projects
2014                     Left Coast Express Research Grant
                              Left Coast Express  Future Popular Grant
2013                     Neo Art Prize Visitors Choice
2012                     Corner House Micro Commission
                              John Ruskin Prize ( Short list )
2010                     Two Commissions for Blackpool Culture Shops Award
                              AC funded Blackpool Council
2009                     Arts Council England Award to facilitate Blackpool Arts Residency Program
1999-2001           British Academy Award AHRB
1997                     Ferdynand Zweig Travel Award ( Japan )


2014- 2015         Lancaster University
2011- visiting  lecturer           Nottingham University
2010- visiting  lecturer           Blackpool and The Fylde College
2009- visiting  lecturer           Nottingham University
2009- visiting  lecturer           University of Cumbria


International Art Consultancies London
University College Falmouth Cornwall
One Aldwych London
Asahi Photographic News Tokyo
Charle More Fashion Tokyo
British Embassy Tokyo
Chiswick Moran London

plus private collections around the world.