Anthony Padgett is an award wining artist, a writer, coach and dance teacher with an
MA in the Theory of Contemporary Art. He has published papers and books and has given numerous talks at galleries and universities. His art has featured on national radio and national press.
1990 – 1997. Anthony studied Philosophy before teaching Religious Education and then becoming a London based sculptor and stone conservator. He then worked for the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, the Israeli Antiquities Authority and the Palestinian Department of Antiquities (running a 6 month project for the conservation of a 4th century church at Burqin). On returning to the UK he worked as a computer illustrator with Lancaster University Archaeological Unit and became an ICOMOS intern in Washington DC with the Historic American Buildings Survey.
1998 – 2016. Anthony published 4 novels, a biography, collections of academic essays, a compilation of poetry, a book of short stories, a guide on how to run dance classes, photographic documentaries about his artwork and an illustrated children’s book.
Anthony organised a large number of art and trade exhibitions in London, Manchester and Birmingham whilst studying for an MA and working as an administrator.
CV & Education
Numerous Group and Solo Exhibitions from 2000-2006.
Project Manager - £150,000 sponsored computer manufactured sculpture 1999-2001.
Ccomputer artist-in-residency at Loughborough University, 1999-2000.
Winner - About Vision Art & Technology Award, London, 2002.
Artist - Polish/British Artist Exchange 2004
Finalist - International Jewish Artist of the Year Award, Ben Uri Gallery, London, 2004.
A-foundation Commissioned Artist - Liverpool Biennial, 2004.
Speaker - various venues including the New York Studio School of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London) and Tate Modern – 2002-5.
Performer - Edinburgh Fringe, 2005.
Project Manager - Tate Gallery Religious Discrimination Project 2005-2008
Author & Publisher – 2006-16
Project Manager - Millennium Angel 2008
Project Manager - Praying Shell 2013
Project Manager - 5 Heads of Humbert Wolfe 2014-2016
Artist in Residence – Museum of Lancashire 2016
Project Manager – The Bust of Wilfred Owen 2016-2018
Artist in Residence – Birley Gallery, Preston 2017
Project Manager – The Vincent Van Gogh Sculpture and Sculpture Trail 2017-2018 (won award for Work of Exceptional Quality at the Harris Museum Open 2017)
Project Manager – Picasso Sculpture 2019-2020
Commission Christmas Sculpture Harris Museum 2020
Commissions Battle of Britain Project Harris Museum 2020-2021
Organiser of Annual Morecambe Bay Art Fair 2021 and 2022