Graeme Mitcheson M.R.S.S.
Artist – Sculptor
Address: Unit 2 Hall Farm, Ashby Rd, Coleorton, Leicestershire. LE67 8FB.
Tel: 07901 791674 Website: www.chisel-it.co.uk
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Graeme is a leading UK based sculptor working in the mediums of stone and glass to create large scale public art sculpture as well as important National Memorials. His work is always site-specific and incredibly varied. People and history inspire Graeme to create often monolithic, tactile, eye-catching, thought provoking artworks that create an instant impact but that also seek to engage the viewer on a number of levels.
Graeme has been creating significant and large-scale works for the public realm all over the UK for over 25 years. His first significant individual commission was for Astra Zenica Pharmaceuticals in Loughborough in 1999 where he created “Cures”, a 2-metre tall, hollow white limestone column with a spiraling inscription of more than 3000 carved letters. Since then, other major works have included a 3 metre tall mussel sculpture for Conwy Quay in North Wales which is a world heritage site, a 22m long concrete earthwork on an embankment in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and an award winning sculptural memorial to former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson, sited in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has since completed major memorials for the Bevin Boys, the Scouts and for the Naval Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The latter was shortlisted for the PMSA Marsh Award for excellence in Public Art 2016. One of Graeme’s most recent projects was a series of interpretative sculptures installed I the grounds of Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.
2023 5m tall concrete and glass gateway sculpture for Wakefield. Commissioned by Wakefield City Council.
2023 3 stone sculptures for Langar Park in Felixstowe. Commissioned by Groundwork.
2022 3 giant interpretative stone sculptures installed in the grounds of Caernarfon Castle, North Wales. Commissioned by CADW.
2021 Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, NAAFI and Soroptimist memorials installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
2020. 8 sculptures in 8 locations around the South Downs in Susssex.Commissioned by The South Downs National Park Association.
2019. 6m long carved relief sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment. Borough on the Hill, Leicestershire.
2018. Figurative granite sculpture to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. Coalville, Leicestershire. Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council.
2017 4.5m long carved relief sculpture commissioned by BMW Sheffield.
2016 Memorial for The Guinea Pig Club, dedicated by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
2016 16m diameter sundial commissioned by the Woodland Trust. Leicestershire
2015 Memorial for the Scouting association at the national Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshre.
2014 Series of granite sculptures commissioned by David Wilson Homes, Quorn, Leics.
2014 Memorial for the entire Naval Service at the National Memorial Arboretum
2013 A sculpture of an attacking knight for Caerphilly Castle, commissioned by Cadw.
2013 Gateway concrete sculpture for an embankment on the approach into Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
2012 Commission for Veolia recycling plant entrance in Sheffield.
2011 Major Memorial in Newcastle upon Tyne for former England football Manager Sir Bobby Robson.
2010 Giant entrance feature sculpture for Harbottle Park in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. Commissioned by Newcastle City Council.
2010 Memorial for the Bevin Boys Association. National Memorial Arboretum, Burton on Trent.
2009 Sculptures for Ansley, Nether Whitacre and Fillongley, part of the North Arden Trail, Warwickshire.
2009 3m tall Leaping horse sculpture for Croft Top Equestrian Centre, nr Accrington, Lancashire.
2008 Sculpture for Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.
2007 A series of 1m diameter carved spherical sculptures for Loughborough Canal Basin, Leics. Commissioned by British Waterways.
2007 Kilkenny Limestone mussel sculpture for Conwy Quay, world heritage site, North Wales.
2007 3 sculptural mooring posts for the Harlow Canal, Essex.
2006 2 Carved relief panels to mark the entrance to Ty Mawr Country Park in North Wales.
2006 10 entrance features for a Central Park, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.
2005 Sundial for a heritage site at Hafod Colliery near Wrexham.
2004 Sculptural seating for secure hospital garden. Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast.
2004 6 carved granite semicircular seats for De Montfort Square in Leicester.
2003 2 sculptural, Kilkenny limestone seats for Museum Square, New walk, Leicester.
2002 Sculptures for Meden Vale community garden, Nottinghamshire.
2001 8 life-size carved stone farm animals for a children’s playground. Hickleton Colliery, Yorks.
2000 8 tonne granite Millennium Sundial, Countesthorpe Parish Council, Leicestershire
2000 Red Sandstone Circle, Eden Benchmarks Commission, Armathwaite, Cumbria
1999 2 metre tall Limestone Column, Astra Zenica, Loughborough
1997 Life sized Bronze Bust, Synpac Pharmaceuticals, Northumberland
1995 2 Sculptures for the Courtyard of the Ferrers Centre at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire.
Qualifications and Honours
2018 “The Railwaymen” shortlisted for the Keith Hayman award for public art in Sheffield.
2016 Shortlisted for the PMSA Marsh Award for excellence for creating the Naval Service Memorial.
2015 Invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party in recognition of the work on the Naval Service Memorial.
2014 Made an honorary member of the Royal Naval Association for work on their Memorial.
2012 Lord Mayors Award for Landscape design in relation to the Sir Bobby Robson Memorial
2008 Elected an Associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors
1995 BA Hons, Fine Art, Loughborough College of Art & Design
1992 Foundation Course in Art & Design, Hartlepool College of Art