Ben Coode-Adams

Ben Coode-Adams

Born 1965 Lives and works in Essex

www.bencoodeadams.com

http://bcoodeadams.dphoto.com

@bencoodeadams

www.tumblr.com/blog/bcoodeadamswalksscott

http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Ben-Coode-Adams

 

Education

1994-1996 MA Art in Architecture, University of East Lond

1983-1988 MA (hons) Fine Art, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art

Awards with Hudson Architects

2013 Surface Design award

Shortlisted for Architects Journal small buildings award

2012 Wood Award – Winner adaptive re-use category

RIBA East – Special award with English Heritage for Conservation

RIBA East – Spirit of Innovation Award

Architects Journal Retrofit Award Winner

 

Work

2013

Discernible

An exhibition at Zeitgeist Arts Projects, New Cross, London

Exhibition at Spring Projects, Kentish Town, London of furniture and collections

2012

Chagall and Me

An exhibition at the Gallery in the Garden, Great Saling, Essex

Zeitgiest Open

An exhibition at Zeitgeist Arts Projects, New Cross, London

Transformations

An exhibition at Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds,

The Great Eye

Construction a 7.5m camera obscura installed in the Norfolk village of Cley designed by architect Antony Hudson shortlisted for an AJ Small Projects Award

Coastal Collective

An exhibition at Wiveton Hall, Blakeney, Norfolk

Collectible

An exhibition organised by Zeitgeist Arts, New Cross

2011-2012

Ben Coode-Adams walks Scott

A flawed re-enactment of Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition during which the South Pole is arrived at in Essex.  Documented at www.tumblr.com/blog/bcoodeadamswalksscott

2011

The Big Problem

a book written and illustrated for Philips Design Probe ‘Microbial Home’ about using mycelium to recycle plastics.

Drawings

Exhibition Hayletts Gallery, Maldon

2008-2011

The restoration and conversion to residential and employment use of Feering Bury Farm Barn, a C16th listed timber-framed barn featured on Grand Designs.

2010

Andover Square Play Builder

Public Commission for Homes for Islington: Andover Castle and 11 associated play structures

Little Owl

Private Commission – two gates, Sarratt, Herts

Artist Drawing

Exhibition – West Dean College, West Dean nr. Chichester

2009

Andover Square Play Builder

Public Commission for Homes for Islington: extensive consultation and design project with residents and Celia Pym

Unnamed Collaboration 

Collaboration and exhibition Waterside Projects, London.

2008

Founded Blackwater Polytechnic with Freddie Robins – a trade school combining design and manual skill

1992-2008

Set-up and managed Horse Workshops and Studios at the Tram Depot, Clapton providing wood and metal workshops for artists

2008

Bottom Drawers

Exhibition PM Gallery, London

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Exhibition Jerwood Gallery, London

Gods of Old Ford

Site-specific permanent installation Lefevre Estate, Old Ford, London, funded by Circle Anglia Ltd.

Triangle Arts Three Islands Workshop

Residency Hoy, Orkney

Live feed of a recorded thing

Solo Exhibition Gallery Pfeister, Bornholm, Denmark

2007

Melton Calvary

Public commission King Street, Melton Mowbray funded by Leicestershire County Council and Melton Borough Council

The Growing City

Public commission from the Southern Housing Group for their HQ, Spire House, Horsham

Barge Pass

Public commission Montieth Estate, Old Ford, funded by Circle Anglia Ltd.

The Heckington Chimes

Public commission funded by Lincolnshire Development and artsNK,

Four Gates

Public commission from the Southern Housing Foundation, Timber Wharves Estate, Isle of Dogs, London, publication

Abandoned Chairs

Exhibition Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, publication

2006

Residency at the Cedar Centre, Isle of Dogs, London funded by the Southern Housing Foundation

Johnny Foreigner

Exhibition Rheinhessen Kunstverein, Mainz, Germany

Barge of Invisible Memories

Public commission Montieth Estate, Old Ford, London funded by Circle Anglia Ltd.

Towards a Museum of Zeroes and Ones (2003-2006)

Research project with the Department of Computer Science, The University of Manchester to establish a museum of computer history, with Kris Cohen (sociologist) and Professor Hilary Kahn funded by FACT, NESTA and the Arts Council

Lead Artist Isle of Wight Art at the Centre project (2005-2006) funded by the Arts Council with consultant Gerry Wall.  The project was to ensure excellence of design and community involvement in the building of a development of 800 homes

2005

Arch

Public commission King Street Melton Mowbray funded by Leicestershire County Council and Melton Borough Council

Research project for the Manchester Museum and the Horniman Museum developing an approach to re-hanging their zoological collections

Public art programme

Consultancy to Joint Initiatives Fund Public Art Group, a consortium of Hampshire councils with consultant Brigid Howarth (Artefact Projects)

Street Furniture

Public commission Heckington, Lincolnshire funded by Lincolnshire Development

2004

At work

Residency and exhibition Wagner & Partner Gallery, Berlin

Is someone coming to get me?

Paper for the conference Simulation and Other Re-enactments the Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Alberta, Canada with sociologist Kris Cohen

The man who ate his boots

Video juried screenings the Walter Phillips Gallery Banff Centre, Banff Alberta, Canada and The Side Cinema, Newcastle with Marcus Coates

2003

Explore Expand Exchange 

Curated and managed with consultant Brigid Howarth (Artefact Projects) funded by the Arts Council, the Wellcome Trust, NESTA.  A programme of commissions to expand audiences at the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery (www.exploreexpandexchange.net) publication

Public art programme

Lead Artist with consultant Brigid Howarth (Artefact Projects), Melton District Council, Leicestershire

 Public art programme

Curated and managed with consultant Brigid Howarth (Artefact Projects), the Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Is someone coming to get me?

Performance the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada with sociologist Kris Cohen funded by the Banff Centre

Is someone coming to get me?

Paper for the seminar Things that can’t quite speak Department of Sociology, Lancaster University with

sociologist Kris Cohen

The man who ate his boots

Residency at Bow Boys School, Bow, London funded by Old Ford SRB

Is someone coming to get me?

Performance Hastings Museum and Art Gallery with sociologist Kris Cohen. Part of the Experimental Spaces programme. A recreation of the 1996 Everest disaster.  It is discussed in a paper by Dr. Sarah Cook The Art Of Re-Enactment: Curating Real Time Presence published by Vivid, Brimingham.

2002

Explore Expand Exchange

Paper conference Bridges II the Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Alberta, Canada, with Brigid Howarth (Artefact Projects)

Poles Apart

Research project to establish the feasibility of a project to recreate Captain Scott’s journey to the South Pole in London funded by LIFT

Lost and Found

Public Commission A sound based orientation and navigation system for Barrow-in-Furness, using Sonic Vista audio benches, with product designer Mil Stricevic

Play Garden

Research project for the Arts Council Combined Arts Unit into audience development in science museums

2001

The man who ate his boots

A video installation and performance based on Sir John Franklin’s first voyage to the Arctic with artist Marcus Coates, funded by the Arts Council.