17th July – 28th Sept 2008

Antique meets Contemporary

Adam Paxon
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About Us

Adam Paxon

Born Penrith, Cumbria, UK 1972


1998 Onno Boekhouldt Masterclass Edinburgh College of Art, UK
1991-1995 1st Class Hons Degree in Jewellery Middlesex University, London, UK
1990-1991 Arts Foundation Course Cumbria College of Art & Design, Carlisle, UK

Solo & two person exhibitions
2003 ‘anima’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh , UK
2001 ‘Adam Paxon’ Galleri Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden
2000 ‘New Work’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
'Adam Paxon and Wim van Doorschodt' Galerie Lous Martin, Delft, Holland
'Two Ways' (with Nel Linssen), Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh , UK

Residency / project
2003 Visual Arts Beacon Project. Arts Development Middlesbrough in partnership with The Cleveland Craft Centre, funded by Arts Council of England. Project to interpret internationally renowned contemporary jewellery collection for residents of Middlesbrough, and raise awareness of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Public Art commission for a piece to commemorate the merging of The Cleveland Craft Centre and The Middlesbrough Art Gallery and mark the site of new Institute of Modern Art building.

2002 Findings. Book review - Peter Chang: Jewellery - Objects – Sculptures. Arnoldsche Art Publishers
2000 Findings. Exhibition review - Peter Chang ‘New Work’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2007 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Jewellery winner
2002 Herbert Hofmann Prize winner
2001 Scottish Arts Council Award for Individual Development (Development Bursary)
Glasgow School of Art Staff Research Fund
2000 Shortlisted Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2000: Jewellery
Glasgow School of Art Staff Development Fund
Glasgow School of Art Staff Development Fund
1998 Scottish Arts Council Setting Up Grant
Scottish Arts Council Award for Individual Development
1996 Scottish Arts Council Award for Individual Development

Public collections
2008 National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, UK
Hove Museum & Art Gallery Hove, UK
2007 Crafts Council London, UK
2005/4/1 Cleveland International Jewellery Collection M.I.M.A. Middlesbrough, UK
2004 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Bristol, UK
2003 International Museum of Applied Arts (proposed) Turin, Italy
2001 Alice and Louis Koch Ring collection Switzerland
2000 National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, UK
1999 Crafts Council London, UK
1998 Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts Montreal, Canada
Aberdeen Art Gallery Aberdeen, UK

Work is held in numerous private collections in UK and worldwide

Artists taking part in Artists taking part in Sentiment & Sex are: Kelvin Birk; Georg Dobler; Adam Paxon.
Sentiment & Sex Antique pieces.
Other themes: Memento Mori ; Power & Politics; The Lighter Side.