Curriculum Vitae

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BA(Hons) Fine Art



Professional Experience

Elected to membership of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 1994

Elected to Fellow of Royal Society of Sculptors in 2010

Elected to Council of the Royal British Society Sculptors in 1995

Member of the International Sculpture Centre, USA


Teaching Experience

Senior Lecturer in Sculpture (BA) Loughborough University School of Art & Design (0.3)

Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff, Coventry, Nottingham and Derby Art Colleges.

Cambridge Arts Society. Surrey Sculpture Society.

Numerous community stone carving workshops and presentations.

Annual Stone Carving Masterclass at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

5 Years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Japan, Britain and Spain, 1979-1984

Exchange teaching post at Tulane University, New Orleans. 2002


Selected Exhibitions 

Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge1992

Solo Exhibition. Yorkshire Sculpture Park1993-94

Maquette Exhibition, Hakone Sculpture Park, Japan1993

Solo Exhibition, Hannah Peschar Gallery1994

Group Show, Economist Plaza, London1995

Daiwa Foundation Gallery, London1996

Chelsea Harbour, (RBS), London1996

Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge1996

Changing States. Solo Exhibition, Dean Clough, Halifax1997

Four. Solo exhibition, The Minories First Site, Colchester1997

Changing States. Solo Exhibition. Wysing Arts, Cambridge1997

Rodadero. Large scale stone installation, Harrogate1997

The Stone Show (R.B.S.)Wembley Arena, London1998

Solo exhibition. Churchill College, Cambridge1998

Solo exhibition of Drawings. Gerlesborgsscholan. Sweden1998

Group Show. Staunton Harold Hall. Leicestershire1998

Solo exhibition of Artists Books. University Library, Cambridge1998

Solo exhibition of Artists Books. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth  1998/1999

Solo exhibition. First Light. Atrium Gallery. London1999

Out of the Crucible. Bronze Sculptures. LUSAD Gallery1999

Sculpture Trail. Burleigh House1999

Solo exhibition of Artists Books. National Library of Scotland,


Vital Art 1999. The Gallery. Cowcross St. London1999

Breaking The Mould. Museum of Medallic Art. Poland.1999

‘Passing Through’ Solo exhibition Art & Design Gallery, University

of Hertfordshire, Hatfield2000

Summer Exhibition. Hannah Peschar Gallery. Ockley.2000

In Site. Djanogly Gallery. University of Nottingham.2000

Solo exhibition Daiwa Foundation, London2000

Encounters, Group show, Shariah Art Museum Dubai2000

With the Body in Mind, Group show Richard Attenborough Centre, University 

of Leicester2000

Solo exhibition. The Point  Doncaster2001

Sculpture on the Green. Norwich Castle and Museum2001

Solo exhibition – CBAT- Cardiff Bay Arts Trust2001

Stainless Steel- Sheffield Cathedral. Sheffield2001

BBC Gardeners World Show. NEC Birmingham2002

Solo exhibition. Lincoln Cathedral2002

Group Show, The Living Gallery, Stourbridge2002

Newby Hall Sculpture Park, N. Yorks2003, 04, 06

Group Show, Dean Clough, Halifax2003

The Beacon Project, Dunston Pillar Installation2004

‘Echoes, Memories, Dreams’ Solo exhibition, Djanogoly Gallery, Nottingham2005

2 – Michael Dan Archer & Pal Svensson, Customs House, South Shields2005

Stone – Sculpture in the Work Place, Canary Wharf, London2005

Heavenly Bodies – Group Show, Burghley House, Stamford2006

18@108 – Group Show, Royal Society British of Sculptors, London2006

Summer Exhibition, Hannah Peschar Gallery. Ockley2006, 07

Sculpture in the Garden – Aubourn Hall2007

Sumer Exhibition - The Hart Gallery2007

Summer Exhibition – Art Contact, Cambridge2007, 09

A Celebration of British Sculpture, University of Leicester2009

Sculpture in the Sanctuary, Southwell2009

The Broadcaster. Columns of Air. Lincolnshire Villages of Waddington & Wellingore 2009

Palmer Biennial, Nr Adelaide, Australia2010

Material: Immaterial. Solo Exhibition, RBS, London2010

Sculpture on the Forecourt. Solo Exhibition. RBS. London.

A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden. Botanical Gardens. Leicester.2011

Sculpture at the Grove. Art Contact. Grove Hotel. London.2011

Dan Archer and Nigel Talbot. Howard Gardens Gallery. Cardiff  University.2011

Mein Atelier. Stuttgarter Kunsterverein. Stuttgart. Germany.2012



Sculpture Symposia and Residencies

Biwako International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium,

Shiga Museum of Modern Art, Japan1984

International Granite Sculpture Symposium, Sardinia, Italy1989

Muju International Sculpture Symposium, S.Korea1993

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Henry Moore Foundation Award)1993

Bohuslans Stone Stipendiat. Sweden1998

Durbach International Sculpture Symposium. Durbach, Germany1999

Oggleshausen Sculpture Symposium, Oggleshausen, Germany2000

US / UK Iron Pour Symposium, UK2001

Emaar International Sculpture Symposium, Dubai2004

Horice International Sculpture Symposium, Czech Republic2004

Artist in Residence – Catalhoyuk Neolithic Excavations, Central Turkey – 

Cambridge and Stanford (USA) Universities2005 ongoing

Dikili International Sculpture Symposium, Izmir, Turkey2006

Lana Art Sculpture Symposium, Lana, Italy2007

Barrossa Valley International Sculpture Symposium2008

Symposium at Skulpturen Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany2009

Sculpture Symposium, IUCCA, University of Pune, India2009


Commissions and Public Collections

Takahara Hospital, Japan

Centre Parcs

Glynn Vivian Gallery

Loughborough University (x2)

Leicester University

Redland Aggregates PLC

Muju Resort, S.Korea.

Northumbrian Water

Harrogate Borough Council

Wynyard Estate (Cameron Hall Developers)

Derby University

Leicester City Council

Wysing Arts

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Cardiff Bay Development Corporation (x2)

Barratt Homes

Sotenas Kommune. Sweden

Ashridge management school, Hertfordshire

Castlemilk Arts Trust, Glasgow City Council

Oggleshausen, Germany

Taylor Woodrow Capital Developments, Chelsea, London

Miller Homes, Woodmere Country Park, Chesterfield

Chartwell Land, B&Q Sutton, S. London

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Priory LSST School, Lincoln

DEFRA/ Kajima Ltd, Cambridge

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University

Emaar International, Dubai

St Peters and St Pauls School, Lincoln

Horice Town Council, Czech Republic

City of Hradoc Kralove, Czech Republic

Novartis Grimsby UK Ltd, Grimsby, Lincolnshire 

Municipality of Dikil, Izmir, Turkey

The Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Lana Sculpture Trail, Town Council of Lana, Italy

Derby City Council, Allenton, Derby

North East Derbyshire District Council Offices, Chesterfield 

North Somerset Council, Persimmon Homes, Portishead

Newcastle City Council, Ouseburn Tidal Barrage

Berkeley Group. London.

Numerous commissions for private individuals.


Community Workshops

For many of his pubic commissions, Archer regularly involves the community in the design process he has wide ranging experience in consultation workshops and activity based workshops for a wide range of groups of all ages and sectors of the community. Michael Dan Archer is fully equipped and insured to undertake stone carving workshops for up to 12 people. Recent examples include - 

Castlemilk Ladies Group, Glasgow 

Primary and secondary schools in Lincoln

Youth groups in Sleaford

Secondary schools in Sleaford

Primary and secondary schools in Derby

Scientists, technicians and other Staff at Novartis, Grimsby

Old Peoples Care Homes, Sleaford

British Legion and local interest groups, Portishead

Chesterfield Writers Group

Primary and Secondary schools in Chesterfield 


© Micheal Dan Archer 2015