Artistic Discoveries in European Schoolyards

Patrick Bullock

As an artist I want to constantly challenge the limits of what is possible, whether it be working within the framework of an exhibition, a commissioned art work or a community arts project. I bring drive, passion and commitment to all my work. Innately enthusiastic and inquisitive, I have a broad range of skills and experience which include illustration, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery making, physical and vocal performance. I have exhibited in Brighton and London and a sample of my metalwork is in the permanent collection of the V&A.


1990 – 1991 PGCE in Art (intercalated). University of Brighton
1989 Certificate in General Business Studies Southeast England Consortium. The Graduate Enterprise Programme
1985 – 1988 BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and Illustration.
University of Brighton
1984 – 1985 Art Foundation Course.
St Martins School of Art, London

Career History

May 09 Incandescent – Brighton Open House
Initiated, designed and curated multi-disciplined exhibition around theme of the incandescent lightbulb. Nine artists involved in project, including sculpture, stained glass, sound and other visual installations.

August – date 100watts – Formed new arts group with three other artists. Projects:
August 09 – Created Chimera puppet – Olympic arts funded project
20 Sept 09- created enchanted forest of trees for No Car Day, Brighton

1999 – 2009 Same Sky –Community Arts Organisation, Brighton
Facilitated variety of arts and performance projects including:

• Maidens of the Weald – July –Sept 09 – Forest Ridge Scheme, Area of Outstanding National Beauty, Residency in Ashdown forest to run workshops– culminated in forest festival – created giant withy wood-maiden
• Brighton Children’s Parades- May 1999- 2000: Ran workshops and master classes with local teachers developing their sculpting skills and helping them realise their individual school objectives in the event
• Burning the Clocks – Dec 1999-2008: Facilitated workshops with diverse groups – creating hand-held lanterns and large effigies.
• Gigantic – 2004-2008: Developed, designed and delivered giant puppets and free standing sculptures for Haywards Heath Arts Gigantic summer festival.
• Finding Eden- 2003-2004: ESF funded arts twinning project – Moving circus of arts workshops and performance in Sussex & Normandy
• Sixth Sense Maze. Enfield, Bexleheath – March – July 05 : School workshops around theme of The Senses – culminating in moving exhibition and performance event

• eb4u, Regeneration project 2003-2004: Adult arts workshops
• Nesting In and Branching Out – Aug 08-date: Mask making with groups of adolescent psychiatric patients
• Maidenhead Winter Carnival-Nov 08: Delivered after school lantern making workshops (ages 6-14.)
• Blatchington Mill Secondary School &The Big Splash- May & July 08: Celtic themed stained glass effect workshops – general public drop in
• Naciemento- Falmouth Secondary School- Dec 07
• Flight of the Earls – Ballyshannon, Eire -Oct 07
• Akrotiri Primary School – Cyprus – July 07: 50 year celebratory parade for school
• Bloomsbury Festival: Multi-faith children’s parade – created giant parade puppets of Gods
• Halloween Parade, The Playhouse, Derry, N Ireland-Oct 06: Cross-border, cross-religious art workshops for Halloween Parade
• Finders-keepers, Billingshurst – Aug 05: Roman themed all day event – workshop leader and performer

Sept 05-May 06 Decorum – Events & Prop Making Co., Brighton
Prop manager & maker for various large scale events

Emergency Exit Arts, Community Arts Org, London
Facilitated variety of arts and performance projects including:

• Francis Bardsley School Sep 08: Multipart ball puppet
• Forest Hill Boys Secondary School July 08: Arts sculpture project

June & July 08 Olympic Gateway Borough Project
Arts workshops in south London boroughs – age range (8-16) – GLIPTH performance group – Fisherman performance props

Independent visiting artist

• Exeter Summer Festival – June 09 – Lead Artist – Circus themed festival – designed and created a life-sized flying elephant for day and night river parades
• St George’s school, Gravesend – June 09 – Developed three burrakettes, a fish, a horse and a bird, representing Gravesend’s coat of arms for a parade (14-15yrs)
• Holbeach Primary School, Lewisham – developed small and large decorations for Lewisham Peoples Day
• St Aubyns School, Rottingdean – May 08: Tudor themed art week – facilitated workshops – age range (9-10)
• Willingdon Primary School, Eastbourne – May 08: Chinese Project – whole school arts project
• Artemis, Arts Company, Lewis- Aug 06 & 07: Roger Dean influenced workshops & Multimedia mural
• Greenwich & Docklands – “Sacred” May 07: One day workshop at British Library – Multi-Faith themed event
• Bolnore Arts Halloween Parade -Oct 06:
• De La Warr Pavilion, Surestart, Bexhill -July – Aug 06:Family integration workshops – young parents working with children