Richard Farrington

This is an all new website to compliment new directions in my work as it evolves. It shows selected public art projects and sculptures in various locations made since around 1990. New work is also outlined in the pages and each section is introduced as clearly as possible. There are links to my social media pages and an opportunity to join my mailing list so I can invite you to coming exhibitions and open days at my workshop. I am hoping the E-books will become a library in their own right and with Instagram and Facebook will fill in the gaps. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a visit to my studio and exhibition space

Public Art

With a career in public art beginning in 1988 and spanning over 25 years RPFs portfolio has seen him work for a variety of clients (Groundwork Trusts, Sustrans, Regional Arts Councils, Councils and Developers) in a variety of materials including steel, bronze and wood. It began with a residency with British steel and Common Ground and interest in the Charm Bracelet on Huntcliff made during the commission has resurfaced in the form of midsummer celebrations and photographs by Tim Oxburgh; see E-book
RPF’s projects were principally designed and made in his own studio but also took shape through collaborations with other workshops, artists, designers and engineers. The briefs often required proposals that were inspired by local themes involving schools, writers groups and the community at large. The result is a huge body of work situated in incredible locations all over England. From a tidal lake to a clifftop, cycle paths, an entrance to an international cricket ground and nature reserves RPFs public art is still bringing joy to community’s as they stand strong in their various forms.

Copyright Richard Farrington 2019