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Mr Brendan Fletcher
Mr Brendan Fletcher
postal addressG05 Allerton Studios, Frederick Road Campus, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom, M6 6PU.
email addressb.a.fletcher@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2617
website addresshttp://www.re-title.com/artists/brendan-fletcher.asp
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
From July 2012 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Contemporary Fine Art & Critical Theory
From January 2010 to June 2012.
Profile Summary

Brendan Fletcher works as an artist and writer. Fletcher creates vacuum formed plastic wall reliefs - for gallery and site-specific projects - that draw upon the history and visual language of abstract painting. The work conflates an abstract icon and a commercial logo to explore ideas surrounding contemporary devotion. Recent exhibitions include, Nice to Meet You, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California, (November 2005), Terrain: Contemporary British Abstraction, Museum of Non Conformist Art, St Petersburg, 9 September 2004), and Chorus a site specific installation/soundscape for Gorton Monastery, Manchester in collaboration with American composer Kevin Malone, (May 2004). His work derives from an abstract painting practice and his principal interests lies, in the 'expanded field' of contemporary abstract painting. Fletcher also writes regularly for art periodicals including Contemporary (formerly CVA) and AN. He has contributed features, reviews and previews: most recently AN September 2009. He has also contributed to the BBC Radio 4's flagship arts programme Front Row, (9 May 2005). Fletcher has curated exhibitions projects for Huddersfield Art Gallery, and the Mart Network and he is one of the eight founder members of the Mart Network.

Key Qualifications
1989
1995
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Exhibitions
Magazine Articles
Other Publications
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2009
Oct

Panel Chair for the conference plenary discussion. The panel included Maggie Ayliffe, Head of Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton, Jo Bruton, Senior Lecturer, Chelsea College of Art, Gordon Cheung, Artist, Alistair Payne... more >>.

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2019
Guest Lecturer - Cornerhouse Manchester, 2002
2019
Guest Lecturer - Manchester Metropolitan University 1999, MA programme
Honours and Awards
2019
Arts Council England/North West Arts Board Award 2003
2019
Adelphi Research Institute 2006
2019
Adelphi Research Institute 2006 -
2019
Arts Council England/ North West Arts Board Award 1997
2019
Arts Council England/North West Arts Board/Mart Network Award 1999
Internal University Support Received
2009
Sep

Awarded VC Early Career Research Scholarship to create new work exploring 'Prototypes for a New Painting Practice' , 2009 - 2011.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2013
Feb

An invitation to deliver an experimental workshop on drawing practice at Glasgow School of Art in February and March 2013.

Media Appearances
2019
BBC Radio 4, Front Row, Exhibition Review, May 2005
Memberships of External Bodies
2019
Director, 1997 - Present, Trice Publications
2019
Director/Gallery Curator, 1996 -2002, Bankley Studios & Gallery
2019
Director, 1997 - 2003, The Mart Network
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2019
The Grammar of Display, 2000, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2019
Departure Lounge, Mart 1999, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester
2019
Bankley Studios Gallery, Curator of Exhibitions, 1996 - 2002
2019
'CURATORSHIP'
2019
Ornament & Crime, The Gallery, Gateshead
2008
May

Academia di Belle Arti, Macerata, Marche, Italia