Dr Alex Murdin, the director of ruralrecreation, is an artist interested in public space, environment and the social. He has been working on activist and environmental art projects since the 90’s. Commissioners have included the Met Office, the NHS, University of Exeter, University of Falmouth, local government across the UK and community groups of all shapes and sizes.
Alex is the founder of ruralrecreation, a collaborative and fluid group of creatives in many disciplines - from contemporary art to science, from conceptual artists to engineers, from potters to urban planners, putting forward new social and aesthetic visions of the rural and urban.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2015 - Phd: Art in the public realm and the politics of rural leisure, University College Falmouth, Falmouth 1995 - MA Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 1992 - BA Hons Fine Art, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester Solo exhibitions 2006 - Stairway to Heaven, Dartington College of Art, Dartington Group exhibitions 2012 - Submergency, Aune Head Arts, Dartington Hall 2010 - Art, Ecology & Economy, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter Curated projects 2012 - N3: Network Neighbourhood Nature , Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, Dorset 2011 - conference convenor: "Wide Open Space: localism, art in public and rural regeneration", Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, Dorset 2010 - Art & landscape strategy for Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth, Falmouth 2009 - Wide Open Space, Dorset Strategic Partnership, Dorset 2008 - Immersion, Aune Head Arts, Dartmoor, Devon 2007 - Urban Field, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey 2005 - Elemental Insight, Met Office, Exeter Live/Performance 2007 - Inclusive Path, FRED, Cumbria Public commissions 2011 - Birds and bees: wildlife station, Arts NK, Wellingore 2008 - Arcadia Revisited, Essex County Council, Jaywick, Essex 2008 - Artist in residence for Turn Lyme Green, Pride of Place Award - Dorset County Council, Lyme Regis 2008 - Lead Artist - Public realm strategy, SeaChange: North Devon District Council, Ilfracombe 2007 - Immersion, Bright Sparks 3, LANS, Gunpowder Park